I recently got myself a G2 160GB and installed W7 Pro 64-bit. During the install, the SATA controller was set to IDE, and reading that TRIM was only auto-active using AHCI, I followed this guide: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 and went into the BIOS, changing it to AHCI. I also updated to the latest firmware after doing this. However, now the SSD shows up in Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media, and is a constant icon in the system tray. Why is this, and how do I stop it?
Do you have a Gigabyte motherboard? With my GA-EP45T-UD3P, using the standard Microsoft drivers under Windows 7, my primary system drive as well as my CD/DVD drive showed up in "Safely Remove Hardware" (my external ESATA drive only sporadically showed up there, though). I installed Intel's Matrix Storage Manager (MSM) and they stopped doing that (though that ESATA NEVER shows up, now -- I have to use HotSwap to shut down the drive). But, MSM doesn't support TRIM. So, until Intel fixes that, trying MSM might not be worth experimenting with.