I have an external USB hard drive plugged in to my laptop some of the time. The external drive is whole drive encrypted using TrueCrypt.
I always check "Mount volume as removable medium" in the hope that it will offer better data corruption protection from accidental disconnection of the external drive. However, according to the TrueCrypt manual:
Mount volume as removable medium
Check this option, for example, if you need to prevent Windows from automatically creating the 'Recycled' and/or 'System Volume Information' folders on the volume (these folders are used by the Recycle Bin and System Restore facilities).
I don't mind these folders being created, so are there any other advantages in selecting "Mount volume as removable medium"?
My reason behind this questions is that I would like to mount it as a non-removable drive so I can add some its contents to my Windows 7 libraries (which don't support removable drives).