troubleshooting Question

Turn off WIndows Search on external drives

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I have a client running Windows 8.1 (64bit).  He has an external hard drive that he uses for backups.  When the external drive is connected, Windows Search (through File explorer) can take up to 2min to complete a search.  When the external drive is removed, the search is almost instant.

I checked the Indexing options, and confirmed that the external drive is not indexed, but Windows tries to scans the drive anyway.  Is there anyway to force Windows Search to ignore the drive?
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