I don't have a resolution to your issue, but your post interested me because I'm running an Asus P8Z68-V and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and I still have my Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon. My installed version of Intel RST is version 10.8.0.1003 which I obtained from http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=20625&keyword=RST&lang=eng
I checked my Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon and the only thing I have that I can eject is my USB DVD RW, and when I do eject the DVD RW the door opens up, when it does the icon disappears until I close it again. I have three drives in a RAID-0 accelerated by an Intel SSD and another internal 1TB drive and they don't show up as being ejectable under the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon.
What operating system are you running? if Windows 7 is Service Pack 1 installed? Let me know ok, feel free to email me at email@example.com
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