Re: External HD and USB sticks "Safely Remove Problem"
That's like crossing the street on red lights and saying
"I've done this a thousand times and had no problems, so
there is little real use for traffic lights".
The removal policies are a placebo in most cases. NTFS
formatted drives always have a write cache enabled.
Even without a write cache a background process or a
simple autosave to an open document might occur just
a moment before the drive in unplugged.
Safe removal (or a Windows shutdown) is the only way to
be sure that everything is fine on the drive.
> The USB "sticks" do not need "Safely Remove" Just plug them in, use
> them, and when you are done, unplug them. The WD drive can be a bit more
> of a challenge. But unless you have adjusted it's properties to enable
> delayed write, there is no need for safely remove there either. The
> exception is if you installed any software on it rather than just
> putting data on it. I have a 250, and if it's idle, I can shut it off or
> remove it at will without doing anything special first. Sometimes Vista
> warns me that I might lose data that way, and sometimes it does not.
> These days I never do remove it.
> There is little real use for most folks of "Safely Remove."
> "Gus" <Gus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Hello everyone, I own a Western Digital Book 250GB Essential Edition,
>> and two
>> USB sticks 1. Verbatim Store & Go 2. Kingston Mini Fun. They work
>> in Windows Vista Bussines 32x but when it comes the time to remove
>> them none
>> of them stop working, even if it says that i can safely remove the mass
>> storage device. I downloaded the hotfix #931619 and the problem still
>> Can anyone please help me to solve this issue? I have just bought the
>> wd hd
>> and i don't want to break it...