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[OT] USB Harddrives under Win 7 Pro 64   [OT]

By: Laurent Duchastel     Montréal, Québec  
Date: Sep 11,2021 at 17:32
In Response to: [OT] USB Harddrives under Win 7 Pro 64 (Bob Selby)

> I have a conundrum that is driving me crazy ... I have a 2GB
> harddrive in an external caddy that I connect to a number of machines for
> doing backups but it appears as removeable on some but not others. I
> would like to be able to "eject" the drive on all machines to save
> having to shut them down to remove the drive.
>
> I have trawled the web and tried a number of things but nothing helps
> on two machines the drive remains stubbornly "fixed".
>
> All the machines are running windows 7 pro - the 32bit and 64bit
> version makes no odds.
>
> It is a modern SATA drive in a USB3 caddy.
>
> I am hoping that someone can cast some light on this.
>
> Regards,
> Bob

On possible explanation for discrepancy across different machines / same OS is perhaps the cache setting are differently set?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...removal-policy-external-storage-media


Laurent Duchastel

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