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Safely Remove Hardware

Unless you go into the device manager of your computer and change the settings to optimized for performance, you do not have to use the safely remove hardware option, you can just unplug it because it is set by default to optimized for quick removal.

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I cannot eject my buffalo ministation HD-PCU2 and when I remove it safely, a message prompts and says "device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device." How can i remove it safely?


Hi Welcome to FixYa!
I am having the same scenario too sometimes.. What i usually do if the drive is not in use, I turn off the computer first then unplug my external hdd. in that case, the computer is completely off as well as the drive. But if you feel like its a hassle of turning down the machine for you to remove the drive, you could try the following steps:
There is a setting for the USB drives which tells the OS how to optimize their usage. Either it is optimized for Quick Removal or for Performance. To check it, do the following:
-Right click on the USB drive icon in My Computer. -Select the Hardware tab. -Select your USB drive and click on Properties. -Now click on Policies tab.

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Optimize for Quick removal This setting disables write caching on the disk so that you can disconnect this drive without using theSafely Remove Hardware icon.
Optimize for Performance This setting enables the write caching on the disk so as to improve disk performance. To disconnect this drive, you should use the Safely Remove Hardware icon so as not to hurt your USB drive.
Hope this would help!

Sep 06, 2011 | Buffalo Technology 320GB MINISTATION TURBO...

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my computer is very slow ...i think that same programs go whithout my intencion !!..please my bed inglish


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Jun 01, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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message displays when attempting to "safely remove hardware"


You need to go to the Tool Bar, (bottom r/h side), and click on Safely Remove USB hardware. and choose your device and shut it down from here then remove.

Jan 29, 2010 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 320GB...

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harddisk in safely remove[win XP]


Hi,
If you go into device manager [Right click My Computer > Manage]
Then in the right hand window click the + button next to 'Disk Drives'
Then right click your hard drive > Properties
There will be a tab at the top of the new window called 'Policies' and change it to 'Optimize for quick performance'
apply that and restart you computer and it will not be in the quick removal list...
Let me know... Matt

Jan 23, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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whenever i send any data to pen drive then during that time of interval it shows that data but after ejecting from the pc and after re insurting it shows that file corrupted,please help me now.


I'm assuming you are using Windows, please let me know if you aren't.
The most likely reason is that your device is set to "optimized for performance" and is caching the files, rather than writing them directly to the pen drive. If you use the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon from your system tray to disconnect the drive first does it then save the files properly?
If it does then you can set the device to "Optimized for quick removal" by going into the device manager and double-clicking the device (may be called a USB storage device, or Generic storage device in disk drives) and then under poicies change it to "Optimized for quick removal". This will mean slower performance as the files are written to the device in "real time" rather then being stored in memory, but it should stop them becoming corrupted.
HTH

Jan 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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