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Windows 7: Safely Remove Hardware - Eject Device

18 Aug 2011   #60
g4qber

windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
Amicroe 16GB flash drive

using eject in windows explorer windows doesn't remove drive
I have to use the <Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media> icon in the systray

2x Astone
32GB white Amicroe
using <Eject> in windows explorer is OK.

Vista had <Safely Remove> which worked flawlessly; just make sure all flash drive folders are closed.
win7 only has <Eject>; win7 automatically closes all folders

I normally use Zentimo / SafelyRemove, which have winkey-S as default safely remove keyboard shortcut.


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26 May 2012   #61
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

but there are hard disk without the power off button like wester digital WESTERN DIGITAL Elements Desktop

how can i power off the hard disk ?
thanks
cheers
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26 May 2012   #62
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Drugo,

According to the HDD's product information webpage below, it:

Turns on and off with your computer. Enters idle mode when not in use. Utilizes a WD drive with power-saving WD GreenPower Technology and an EnergyStar compliant power supply.
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26 May 2012   #63
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Drugo,

According to the HDD's product information webpage below, it:

Turns on and off with your computer. Enters idle mode when not in use. Utilizes a WD drive with power-saving WD GreenPower Technology and an EnergyStar compliant power supply.
thanks Brink

but if i want to power off but keep on my pc?

cheers
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26 May 2012   #64
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

After using the Safely Remove Hardware "Eject" option on it, you should be able to just unplug it from the computer and then the wall outlet to do so.
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27 May 2012   #65
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
After using the Safely Remove Hardware "Eject" option on it, you should be able to just unplug it from the computer and then the wall outlet to do so.
thanks
but Safely Remove Hardware better alternative
there is
Quote:
Power off drives on stopping in Vista & Win 7
When you safely remove the device in Windows XP it powers the device off – in the case of a flash drive its led was switched off and in the case of a portable hard drive it was spun down. But Microsoft changed this behavior in Vista and it still exists in Win 7: after you stop the device on these OSes the hard drive continue spinning and flash drive continue lighting. All modern hard drives park theirs heads automatically when you unplug them so in theory this behavior shouldn’t lead to loss data or damaged drives. But in practice the hard drive usually sound strangely when you unplug them on run and this makes a hard drive owner being a bit nervous when he hears that
USB Safely Remove can change this behavior and make the system power down USB ports. In order to enable this feature just answer "Yes, please" when USB Safely Remove suggests you to enable it.
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27 May 2012   #66
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, there you go. Even better.
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27 May 2012   #67
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Well, there you go. Even better.
Hi Brink
i guess the program tweak the registry
i would really love to know what extcly does , because the program need a reboot
and it's has not drivers or others

how can i know which key does it change?

so i can add information for the tutorial

thanks
cheers
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27 May 2012   #68
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm afraid I don't know since that's programmed into the program.
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27 May 2012   #69
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm afraid I don't know since that's programmed into the program.
how do you know it?

thanks Brink!
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