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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware message

22 Jul 2013   #1
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
Safely Remove Hardware message

I have two HDDs in external enclosures, one is a 320GB, the other a 750GB, the enclosures are both USB 2.0. Both drives are SATA III. When I click the Safely Remove icon it shows different messages for each one and I was wondering why?

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Both are of course USB storage. I get the same message when only one is attached, USB storage for the 320GB and USB to SATA Bridge for the 750GB.



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22 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The controller in the enclosures are probably different and identify them selves different to the OS.

Jim
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22 Jul 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Jim, I was wondering about that, both are Kingwin but different models and one is 2 years old.
The one that says USB storage is:
Amazon.com : Kingwin 2.5-Inch SATA HDD USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure - Aluminum, KH-201U-BK (Silver) : Electronics

The other is:

Amazon.com: Kingwin 2.5-Inch USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure - Aluminium, ATK-25U-BK (Black): Electronics

I just found this, same as the second one, only silver color, I'll see if it reads like the first one.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product
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07 Aug 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have swapped enclosures, both are the same model, just different colors and the safely remove messages are still different.


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07 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I've always thought Win 7 was a little buggy when it came to drives and such. When you safely remove them, do they sort of power down for removal like they are suppose to?
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07 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Looks normal to me, as long as they both show up, I wouldn`t worry about it.
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07 Aug 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

They both still run but do disappear from Computer. I was just curious why they are called differently in the Safely Remove dialog.
If I get ambitious I'll swap drives and enclosure and see what happens.
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07 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Completely normal. You have two different hard drives in two different enclosures with a different chipset in each, thus they do not have the same name.
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07 Aug 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

the drive enclosures are identical except for their colors, one black, one silver. Drive are both Seagate, one 320GB, the other is a hybrid SHDD, 750GB.
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