Since the advent of USB drives users warned that they need to “safely remove” using the correct shutdown in Windows, not just pull — but now that’s changing. In Windows 10, 1809, Microsoft changed the default setting for USB drives and other removable media. Now they can just pull out of the connector without disconnecting beforehand.
The “Quick removal” is enabled by default. There is another option — the “productivity” that can be turned on and off for each device individually. It is, as the name implies, allows you to speed up your flash drive or storage device, however, implies the impossibility of a quick disconnect. While it is activated forcibly.
Here’s how you can do this:
- Connect the device to the computer.
- Right-click the mouse on “start” and select “Explorer”.
- In file Explorer, enter the letter or the label associated with the device (e.g., USB drive).
- Right-click the mouse on “start” and select “disk Management”.
- In the bottom of the window “disk Management” then right-click the device and select “Properties”.
- Select “Policies” and then select the policy you want to use.
Microsoft suggests that selecting “Increased performance” you selected “Enable write caching on the device”. The company also notes that to disconnect such a drive will again have to use the “safely remove hardware”. If you try to turn the drive off, not following the instructions on the safe removal, there is a risk of data loss.