Microsoft is well aware that people have no time to remove USB safely. Life’s too short for it, thus with the new Microsoft Windows 1809 Version, the company is making it safe to pull out your USB without any hassle.
Windows usually allows two options for pen-drive usage and removal. The safe remove option will come default in Windows 10. Those of you who wonder about the effects of unsafely removing the USB drive, consider this – If I ask you to eject a pen drive while some data is being written on it, you’d refuse to do so. It might corrupt the data that’s being written on the drive.
However, even when your USB drive isn’t in active use, abruptly ejecting the drive could still corrupt the data. This happens due to the write caching process that’s used by most operating systems. So, information isn’t written immediately to the USB drive. Instead, it’s possible that some information is stored in your computer’s RAM. When you give a copy command, the operating system waits for a number of requests to fulfill and then satisfies those requests all at once. So, it’s possible to corrupt some data if you abruptly remove a USB drive.
The two settings in Windows 10 for safely removing USB are — Quick Removal and Better Performance. Quick Removal, as the name suggests, allows the user to pull out the USB with all their might, without any trouble. However, this option also slows down the writing speed as there is no caching of files. In the ‘Better Performance’ mode, as the name suggests, users get improved performance. But they can’t remove USB safely without clicking on ‘Safely Remove Hardware’. The Quick Removal option now comes default in the Windows 10 Version 1809.
If you’re a power user and want to safely remove USB drive in the traditional way, you can follow these steps.
1. Right-click the Start button and select Disk management
2. Right-click the USB and select properties located inside Disk Management.
3. A new window will open, inside it, select the Policy tab and select the USB option which you want.
Two options ‘Better Performance’ and ‘Quick Removal’ will be available for the User.
Microsoft is letting user-focused changes to guide its future updates. Recently, the company announced that Windows 10 19H1 will be devoid of automatic forced updates.