Safely remove SATA drive

On a ASUS motherboard I can safely remove the hard drive on which the operating system is booting off. However on a supermicro motherboard I have created a separate disk for backups in a removable caddy. However I can't seem to be able to give it the option to be safely removed. Please help How can you make SATA drives "safely removable". I normally right click on the hard drive  and click on properties followed by the Hardware tab. I select the Hard drive and select properties again and click on policies and in this section on some computers the Optimize for quick removal is greyed out and other computers you can select it. Please help on this
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willcompConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The ICH7R controller on your Supermicro motherboard does not support hot swapping SATA drives. I suspect your Asus motherboard has an ICH9R or another controller such as an nVidia RAID controller that does support hot swapping SATA drives.
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encoded66Author Commented:
Means I need new Hardware
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Serge FournierAnalyst ProgrammerCommented:
my asus ahci controller p5b-e support hot sata, still i dont have any option for safe removal (greyed out)

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Serge FournierAnalyst ProgrammerCommented:
here is the solution i found for the p5b/p5b-e:

a little software to remove safely my sata drives, that windows does not see as removable devices:
HotSwap! 4.5.0.0.ZIP
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