1.    31 Aug 2016 #1

    safe removal drive

    When I have inserted a SD memory card, I have the possibility for "ejecting" the card after which it can be safely removed.
    I donot understand why this possibility does not exist with an USB HDD. I thought that just removing such drive gives the chance of damaging it.
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  2. Joined : Dec 2013
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       31 Aug 2016 #2

    You can safely remove(Eject) by right clicking from the taskbar icon as in my second snip.
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  3.    31 Aug 2016 #3

    Thanks for this solution which, after many years of PC usage, was still unknown to me. I always right-clicked on the drive thumbnail in computer, which gave the eject option for the SD drive, but not for the HDD.
    Under settings, I had to check ""Windows Explorer, Safely remove hardware and eject media" to become visible in the taskbar.
    Many thanks!
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
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       31 Aug 2016 #4

    You can set up a USB memory stick or SD reader etc to quickly remove it without using the safe removal option:

    Quickly remove USB devices without using Safe Removal - CNET
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  5. Joined : Aug 2014
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       31 Aug 2016 #5

    The main thing with Safe Removal is to assure Windows is through writing to it or there will be a risk of corruption of data.
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