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Windows 7: USB External Drive doesn't power off when safely ejecting

12 Aug 2013   #1
airtas

 
 
USB External Drive doesn't power off when safely ejecting

Hi all,

I was wondering if I would be doing harm to my drive by ejecting and unplugging while there is still power to the drive.

Is it basically the same as not ejecting?

In XP my drive would power off in Windows 7 it does not.


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13 Aug 2013   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Do you get the pop-up saying it's safe to disconnect the drive? If you do I wouldn't worry about it.
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13 Aug 2013   #3
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by airtas View Post
Hi all,

I was wondering if I would be doing harm to my drive by ejecting and unplugging while there is still power to the drive.

Is it basically the same as not ejecting?

In XP my drive would power off in Windows 7 it does not.
Hi airtas,

Please let us know if it is a USB powered drive or externally powered drive. Also, when you select eject does the spinning stops in the drive.

If possible please check a different drive and in different USB port to isolate the issue.

If it was working earlier and problem recently started then you can perform system restore:

System Restore

Kindly update your system specs here by following this.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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13 Aug 2013   #4
airtas

 
 

it is a non AC powered drive and keeps spinning but it does say safely eject.

Upon research I guess Windows did it for mobile phones/ipods/etc
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14 Aug 2013   #5
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by airtas View Post
it is a non AC powered drive and keeps spinning but it does say safely eject.

Upon research I guess Windows did it for mobile phones/ipods/etc
Hi airtas.

Thanks for your reply. If the disks stop spinning and you receive the prompt that it is safe to eject the drive then it is safe to disconnect the drive with your convenience.

Once the disk stops spinning it should not damage the disk in any kind whether you disconnect it or not.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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14 Aug 2013   #6
airtas

 
 

Hi,

The problem is the device keeps spinning (aka power is still going to it)

This is what I found:

USB Port Remains Active for Disabled or Safely Removed USB Device
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15 Aug 2013   #7
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by airtas View Post
Hi,

The problem is the device keeps spinning (aka power is still going to it)

This is what I found:

USB Port Remains Active for Disabled or Safely Removed USB Device

Hi airtas,

Thanks for sharing this information. You can go ahead and perform the registry tweak mentioned there to disable the power from the USB device as well.

However, if the drive stops spinning then removing the USB drive wire would not cause damage to the drive.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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