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'USB Safely Remove' Version 4.1 License Giveaway

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7y, 4m agoFound 7 years, 4 months ago
"USB Safely Remove is a USB device manager. It saves time and extends user abilities on active work with flash-drives, portable drives, card readers and other gadgets."

I know, I know, Windows already has a "safely remove" feature for USB devices so why go installing extra software to do the same thing? This is why I use it...

1. It also works for external SATA drives.
2. If you have a multi memory card reader that shows multiple empty drives when you go to "My Computer" this software will hide the empty drives and only show a drive when you insert a memory card. It also lets you remove just the memory card and not the whole memory card reader.


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7y, 4m agoFound 7 years, 4 months ago
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banned#1
looks great - thanks
#2
Thanks - license email comes immediately. Have to do a bit of quick research before using this - anyone encountered any problems with it?
banned#3
1) yes it is already in windows
2) hiding drives is also built into windows ( possibly only vista upwards not sure)
3) plenty of free (and better) software toput a nice GUI on these standard windows functions too

that said it is free, but there's no way I'd ver pay for it anyway. I'll give it a miss but thanks for the post
banned#4
vibeone;6109559
1) yes it is already in windows
2) hiding drives is also built into windows ( possibly only vista upwards not sure)
3) plenty of free (and better) software toput a nice GUI on these standard windows functions too

that said it is free, but there's no way I'd ver pay for it anyway. I'll give it a miss but thanks for the post

vista doesnt hide my memory card drives

vista usr doesnt work very well. often get the message that device cannot be removed on my 8gb sandisk cruser. This software stops it first time, every time.

looks nicer too :-D
#5
nice!
#6
This is much better than the windows safely remove function. Hot from me

Incidentally if your device properties for removeable drives is set at Optimize for quick removal
then you should be able to pull them out without stopping them. If set at Optimize for peformance ie. write cacheing is enabled, they should be stopped beforehand.
write cacheing is disabled by default.
banned#7
csiman
vista doesnt hide my memory card drives

vista usr doesnt work very well. often get the message that device cannot be removed on my 8gb sandisk cruser. This software stops it first time, every time.

looks nicer too :-D

Yes it does.

Tools --> Folder Options --> Hide empty drives in my computer
#8
I'm using XP and just plug my memory sticks in and then pull them out when i've done what i wanted, i've also got an external HD that i turn on and off as needed, is this going to harm to my devices? :?
#9
is this anything like the avg licence giveaway that was in fact warez?
#10
Or just pull the devices out like I've done for years...
#11
UEF
Or just pull the devices out like I've done for years...




http://tjfcomputers.com/images/Computer%20blowup.jpg




:whistling:
#12
Shooting his PC is a bit harsh.......
banned#13
steevieboy4u
I'm using XP and just plug my memory sticks in and then pull them out when i've done what i wanted, i've also got an external HD that i turn on and off as needed, is this going to harm to my devices? :?

according to idiots, yes - you face certain death.

according to people who haven't bothered with it for years and years and years.... nothing ever breaks from doing it.
banned#14
vibeone;6111697
according to idiots, yes - you face certain death.

according to people who haven't bothered with it for years and years and years.... nothing ever breaks from doing it.

I once had a 4gb usb stick which I always safely removed.

then I started removing it without SR and lo and behold, I lost all my data and had to reformat.

only really necessary for crucial data I guess.
#15
Well. Only harm you can do to the flash drive or any other removable USB storage is ...that you corrupt the files on it..Or a sudden loss of a power can stop it from working next time. this wont happen to Flash drives but definately to spinning disks..as the spindle or the head can touch the disks or stop functioning.

One another issue you may find from pulling the USB key/cable out is that if you were writing the files it may have not written the table of content or updated it hence you will find the files are missing even though you are sure you copied them..

I dont think you need a utility like this running and hogging the PC resources...less is better..and i would only bother with it for people who like pretty icons...for geeks...its a definite no no!!

I am out!
;)
banned#16
csiman
I once had a 4gb usb stick which I always safely removed.

then I started removing it without SR and lo and behold, I lost all my data and had to reformat.

only really necessary for crucial data I guess.

you took it out before it had finished writing :) simple as that. removing when its not writing to it = no probs.
#17
Agreed.

No need for software, just common sense.

I never write directly to a USB drive either - create the doc etc, save it to HDD, close the app and then copy off to USB.
banned#18
vibeone;6111861
you took it out before it had finished writing :) simple as that. removing when its not writing to it = no probs.

no chance. I always leave it in there long after the write box has disappeared.

anyway, back on topic

great piece of software
#19
First of all this is a brilliant piece of software. I have been using it for about 2 years, Much better than anything in windows.

Secondly Pulling drives out.

It all depends on what file system you are using on the removable device.

If we look at just xp the two main types are NTFS and FAT32. NTFS is much more stable and mainly used for fixed drives, FAT32 is generally used for removable devices.

When you disconnect a NTFS drive correctly it does two things
1. It checks for any open device handles.
2. It the writes a small error/usage log back to the drive.

When you disconnect a FAT32 drive correctly it does one thing
1. It checks for any open device handles.

The small log file is what can become corrupted this can indeed corrupt the rest of the data on your drive, but only in very extreme cases. However what it does do is make sections of the drive unusable in the future and reduce the life of the drive.

So if you want to protect your data and have a nice long life on the drive that you have paid for DISCONNECT in the correct manner unless you know for certain what file system is used on your drive
#20
Kranor
First of all this is a brilliant piece of software. I have been using it for about 2 years, Much better than anything in windows.

Secondly Pulling drives out.

It all depends on what file system you are using on the removable device.

If we look at just xp the two main types are NTFS and FAT32. NTFS is much more stable and mainly used for fixed drives, FAT32 is generally used for removable devices.

When you disconnect a NTFS drive correctly it does two things
1. It checks for any open device handles.
2. It the writes a small error/usage log back to the drive.

When you disconnect a FAT32 drive correctly it does one thing
1. It checks for any open device handles.

The small log file is what can become corrupted this can indeed corrupt the rest of the data on your drive, but only in very extreme cases. However what it does do is make sections of the drive unusable in the future and reduce the life of the drive.

So if you want to protect your data and have a nice long life on the drive that you have paid for DISCONNECT in the correct manner unless you know for certain what file system is used on your drive

Good answer, if I may add a bit.

If you are using a flash drive with files bigger than 4Gb you will need to format it to NTFS in which case you should stop it. You may think it has stopped writing the files but it may not have. I may give this a try as one of my machines keeps losing the safely remove icon, as it does the battery status. Anybody actually fixed these missing icons let me know how you did it please. (XP SP3)
banned#21
csiman
no chance. I always leave it in there long after the write box has disappeared.

anyway, back on topic

great piece of software


Data usually remains transfering after the write box has closed - its to do with the delayed write technology built into windows.

I wait until the LED stops flashing on my Sandisk Titanium, and pulses, because this means its finished writing.

If you remove it when there is no data being written, you will not damage it.
#22
Thanks a lot. Heat and rep given :)
#23
vibeone
you took it out before it had finished writing :) simple as that. removing when its not writing to it = no probs.

Untrue, I pulled out a USB stick once and lost a file on it. Hadn't written anything to the stick for a while beforehand, and write caching was disabled.

That said, that's the one time it's ever happened in years of me pulling them out.

Always 'safely remove' on ext HDD's though.
banned#24
jukkie
Untrue, I pulled out a USB stick once and lost a file on it. Hadn't written anything to the stick for a while beforehand, and write caching was disabled.

That said, that's the one time it's ever happened in years of me pulling them out.

Always 'safely remove' on ext HDD's though.

sorry it is true. I dont know how to explain it any better than I have already, but you are wrong. Simple as that.
#25
Why is this better than the Windows built-in functionality?
#26
black knight;6121546
Why is this better than the Windows built-in functionality?


Because the Windows functionality doesn't function, I suppose. At least, my XP doesn't!
#27
vibeone;6116634
sorry it is true. I dont know how to explain it any better than I have already, but you are wrong. Simple as that.


How about external hard drives?

I use XP and frequently it's impossible to use the inbuilt XP 'Safely Remove Hardware'. Just keeps saying it's in use, when it isn't. Left with no option but to just switch off or disconnect, but I'm not too happy doing it. :|
#28
Expired already.
#29
Newbold
Because the Windows functionality doesn't function, I suppose. At least, my XP doesn't!


User error :roll:
#30
Unfortunately the promo appears to be over. Thanks for posting anyway!
banned#31
Newbold;6123224
How about external hard drives?

I use XP and frequently it's impossible to use the inbuilt XP 'Safely Remove Hardware'. Just keeps saying it's in use, when it isn't. Left with no option but to just switch off or disconnect, but I'm not too happy doing it. :|

same problem here with my seagate ext hdd. this utility works every time :thumbsup:
black knight;6124458
User error :roll:

See above :roll:

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