Disable reading of external drive?

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  1. sterling94

    sterling94 Newbie

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    Is it possible to disable the reading of external drives connected to usb under startup, when i power on my M18X R1 with my 3TB USB 3.0 external HDD connected it takes forever to get into windows, is it possible to disable the external HDD reading in in BIOS?
     
  2. ssj92

    ssj92 Neutron Star

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    Try making sure the first boot device in the BIOS is set to the internal drive.
     
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  3. imest

    imest Notebook Enthusiast

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    What I did was purchased a USB strip with a power button. When I would power down my laptop I would then turn off the USB strip. After I powered on the laptop and booted into Windows I would power back on the USB strip.

    Here is the model I use: Amazon
     
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