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Safely Remove Hardware? Does it turn off Power?

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Old 24-01-2008
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Re: Safely Remove Hardware? Does it turn off Power?

I am looking for some information whether or not the "Safely Remove Hardware" option actually turns off the power to the device and if it does, then does it wait for the device to be physcally removed before returning power to the port? I noticed the light on my Usb drive that goes out after sending the remove command that seems to support this? Any ideas? Thanks

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When I removed my 8 Gb PQI usb memory stick with the light on but after safely shutdown, I lost all my data

Why can't we have back the "light off" feature from XP and earlier windows?

Warm regards/gary
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Re: Safely Remove Hardware? Does it turn off Power?

Actually the state of the light had nothing to do with the data integrity, it only has to do with if there is enough power on the usb hub port to power the device.
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Re: Safely Remove Hardware? Does it turn off Power?

Thanks

My understanding is if the power is off to the memory stick there is no chance of the data being corrupted during removal. This only happened with vista.

Warm regards/gary
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Re: Safely Remove Hardware? Does it turn off Power?

It is not true, once the device has been safely removed then the drivers on top of it have been unloaded and all data has been flushed.
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