Can SQL 2008 Developer be installed on an SSD ExpressCard? The device is a Transcend 32GB ExpressCard.

I'm getting the following error:

The path E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\ is not on a specified drive Type.

I suppose it's because the device is "removable" and not "fixed", but I'm thinking there is probably some way around this.

  • It might be helpful if you mention the specific make and model of the SSD. – Shinrai Oct 5 '10 at 14:29
  • Technically, every drive is "removable". I'm sure even Mac drives can be removed somehow. – trysis Aug 25 '14 at 18:50

According to Microsoft's hardware and software requirements for installing SQL Server 2008:

SQL Server Setup will block installations on read-only or compressed drives.

Could it be that your drive is compressed?

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  • I made sure compression was off since my entire goal is to speed things up. – Brad Oct 5 '10 at 14:49

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