I just bought a WD 2 TB Passport USB drive to use for the Carbonite Mirror Image backup feature on my Win XP system.
The initial backup just finished. Now I want to disconnect the drive from the USB port, but it shows busy (drive LED flashing). With my previous USB drive, an old Iomega 465 GB drive, I would right-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the task bar. When I try that with this drive, I get a Stop a Hardware Device dialog showing four entries, all related to the D drive. (See attached screen shot.) I used to see only 1 for the Iomega.
I tried stopping each of the four "devices", but they all say that it cannot be stopped right now and to try later.
So how do I safely remove this drive? I've shut down Carbonite, but it still won't let me stop it and the disk LED keeps blinking.
This is a solid state drive. There are no moving parts, so I can't cause a head crash. Can I just unplug it? It's powered by the USB port.