|NTFS file permissions should protect unless you run in admin all the time. Don't do that.|
At one time MS tried to make hardware configurations that could be selected at boot. Not sure they ever got that working. Might look into that.
Also one may be able to disable in hardware manager.
Like I said though, proper best practices should protect your system.
Last is an old switch deal for hard drives. May still be found for sata and other drives. Like an old A/B switch.
Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?