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Subject: RE: No "safely remove hardware" icon

RE: No "safely remove hardware" icon

From: Chris Weaver <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 08:56:29 -0600

One way to do this in XP is to connect the device, right click and select properties, choose the hardware tab, select the
appropriate device (Mine is the Hitachi_DK23EA-20 USB device), select properties, choose the policies tab, and select Optimize for
quick removal.

Works great on XP but I don't have write caching enabled on my Win2K system but it still complains.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Chris Hoekstra
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 7:15 AM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: No "safely remove hardware" icon

The reason why data loss occurs and why it complains is that it is
caching the writes to the drive. It tells you it is done writing so you
can get back to work, but in reality it is still writing in the

This if course is NOT desirable for a removable device. Turn off write
caching and it won't do that. You will get the ACTUAL time it takes to
copy over to the device.

Otherwise just wait and wait and wait until you think it is safe. Then
blindly pull the plug and hope for the best that it was finished.

BTW, you never get any complaints once you turn off write caching in the
device manager.

Jason Williams wrote:

Received on 2004-03-19

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