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Don't need to eject an expansion drive?


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#1 WouldBePolymath

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 11:03 AM

I bought a Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive.

 

Not that it's really relevant to explain that other than to illustrate how important it is that I don't blow the thing up, but I bought it to create a disk image in Macrium Reflect Home Edition v6 (which I did), in preparation for upgrading from Win7 to Win10, just in case things go very badly when I do that.

 

But I notice that when it's plugged in and I right-click on it in Windows Explorer, no "Eject" option appears in the drop-down menu.

 

So I just unplugged it.

 

Is "Eject" just not appearing because an expansion drive is made in such a way that no preparation is needed before safely unplugging it?

 

Or am I risking data loss or worse by unplugging it without preparation?



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 11:09 AM

Down in your tray near the clock should be a "Safely Remove Hardware" button, clicking it should give a list of items you want to unplug from your system. Once hit to unplug/disconnect an item, the notice of "It is now safe to unplug {nameofitem} from your computer" will appear allowing you to safely unplug the drive


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 02:51 PM

Thank you!  (problem solved)






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