Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification tray to allow removal of Ext HD - Windows XP Pro


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Sam

In Window XP Pro, when I connect the external HD to my computer, the safely
remove Icon appears in the notification tray. Does this happen with Windows
7 also? Thanks for any help, Sam.
 
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Sam

Many thanks, Sam


Peter Foldes said:
Yes

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FiOS-Dave

Sam said:
In Window XP Pro, when I connect the external HD to my computer, the
safely remove Icon appears in the notification tray. Does this happen
with Windows 7 also? Thanks for any help, Sam.
The message will depend on how you have configured the external drive.
It only appears when you have the drive configured to use caching.
This causes a reminder so that you don't lose any data when disconnecting
the external hard drive.

Dave
 
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SC Tom

FiOS-Dave said:
The message will depend on how you have configured the external drive.
It only appears when you have the drive configured to use caching.
This causes a reminder so that you don't lose any data when disconnecting
the external hard drive.

Dave
The icon will appear even if caching is NOT enabled, and if I'm not
mistaken, write caching is disabled by default to allow for "quick removal."
I never enable caching on any external drive and still use the "Safely
remove hardware" icon, both in XP and Win7. Less chance of damage/lost data
that way, even if it is supposed to be hot pluggable/unpluggable. The extra
5 seconds of insurance certainly can't hurt, IMHO.
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