Windows 10: Cannot Safely Remove External Drives

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  1.    22 Jun 2015 #11

    Nemix said: View Post
    Happens in Windows 7 much more frequently then it does in Windows 8.1 but it still happens occasionally in Windows 8.1 for me.

    I haven't tried Windows 10 yet but seeing that the new OS has a new kernel it should be a lot better than Windows 8.1 with regards to removing external storage.

    A permanent solution to the problem is to get USB Safely Remove software: Safely Remove Hardware better alternative | USB Safely Remove however the software is not free, that's the downside.
    Windows 7 works fine. Windows 10 I cannot safely remove at all, ever, with USB 3 drives.

    I tried disabling the link tracking client , that did not help.

    I have indexing turned off for the drive.



    Just because the lights aren't blinking doesn't mean all of the data is flushed. I'd rather not take the chance.

    You all really find this acceptable? This is something the OS needs to do and needs to do reliably.

    Anyhow, thanks for the help.
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  2.    22 Jun 2015 #12

    think this option is still in 10, what is this set to for the drive properties?

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  3.    22 Jun 2015 #13

    Better performance. The remove drive safely feature is for when you have the drive set to better performance. If you have it set to Quick Removal, then all of this doesn't matter (but you have low performance).

    I should add that this was working properly at some time with Windows 10. It is broken now.
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  4.    22 Jun 2015 #14

    paulsalter said: View Post
    think this option is still in 10, what is this set to for the drive properties?

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    Hi there

    I don't see that screen or option on my W10 system (10147) or on build 10130

    External device is G -- It's a USB3 device -- no options "Policies".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    22 Jun 2015 #15

    Hi,

    I got that screen from properties in device manager

    unless they have removed this option from win 10 (mine is a usb2 drive)
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  6.    22 Jun 2015 #16

    Hi there

    Must depend on the device -- I've connected my USB3 device Via a SATA--->USB3 connector plugged in to a USB3 port on the computer.

    Shows up as screenshot shown below.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    22 Jun 2015 #17

    Just checked with a couple of devices (this is win 8.1 though)

    External drive I just get as my above screenshot
    USB thumb drive I get additional write cache options

    so options do vary quite a bit depending upon device
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  8.    22 Jun 2015 #18

    Well for my USB 3.0 UASP drive I get the options for Quick Removal or Best Performance/Write cache. It is just that "Savely Remove" doesn't work for the "Best Performance" which is what it is meant for. This is windows 10.

    You won't see the options through the Disk Manager. You will only see it through the device manager and selecting properties for the disk there.
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  9.    22 Jun 2015 #19

    Hi there

    My screenshot shows device manager -- I don't get any "performance" type options --just the shot I showed above.

    Perhaps on USB3 devices the whole system is different.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10.    22 Jun 2015 #20

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    My screenshot shows device manager -- I don't get any "performance" type options --just the shot I showed above.

    Perhaps on USB3 devices the whole system is different.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I think it is just broken.
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