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Don't need to eject an expansion drive?

Q: Don't need to eject an expansion drive?

I bought a Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive.
 
Not that it's really relevant to explain that other than to illustrate how important it is that I don't blow the thing up, but I bought it to create a disk image in Macrium Reflect Home Edition v6 (which I did), in preparation for upgrading from Win7 to Win10, just in case things go very badly when I do that.
 
But I notice that when it's plugged in and I right-click on it in Windows Explorer, no "Eject" option appears in the drop-down menu.
 
So I just unplugged it.
 
Is "Eject" just not appearing because an expansion drive is made in such a way that no preparation is needed before safely unplugging it?
 
Or am I risking data loss or worse by unplugging it without preparation?

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A: Don't need to eject an expansion drive?

Down in your tray near the clock should be a "Safely Remove Hardware" button, clicking it should give a list of items you want to unplug from your system. Once hit to unplug/disconnect an item, the notice of "It is now safe to unplug {nameofitem} from your computer" will appear allowing you to safely unplug the drive

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A:Cannot safely eject Seagate usb Expansion Drive

Welcome to the forum anything that's connected to the drive can do this explorer or even word that may have file history open

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A:Seagate expansion hard drive worked fine until I aborted a conversion to a compressed drive

Have you tried reinitializing the drive?
 

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A:original cd rw drive does not work after installing expansion dvd rw drive

You didn't mention the jumpers. How did you set them?
 

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A:Solved: Windows Vista. Eject Tray Wont Eject

Dose this happen ONLY when doing a "Back up" or all the time?

What program are you using to make this Back up?
 

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A:Uanble to eject cd from cd drive and also cd drive missing in my computer

First off, reboot. That should allow you to remove the CD.

If the drive is still missing, try this.

Download CDgone, right click on the downloaded file and choose Extract All, then double-click on cdgone.reg Say "Yes" to the merge question and then reboot. See if the drives have returned. You may have to re-install CD burning applications, since they're the ones that tinker with the filter setting in the registry that caused the drives to disappear.
 

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A:Seagate 5TB Expansion Drive not initialized in MBR or GPT? Drive OK?

everything is okay. delete the partition, initialize GPT. gute nacht.

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A:seagate expansion drive

Hello again, Datman I have onlya few suggestions.
1. download and install the latest chipset drivers from your motherboards/manufacturers web site
2. Run Seagate's diagnostic tool, SeaTools.
3. See if tis tutorial will help. USB Driver - General Fix for Problems

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A:Expansion Drive on the network

I think I have worked it out!!

Its need to plug into the router .....is this right!!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/expansion-drive-on-the-network.1097436/
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A:Portable Expansion Drive.

I leave an external hard drive connected all the time. To me it's no different than leaving a mouse or keyboard or printer always connected. In fact, I have an older computer running Windows XP. The external hard drive on that machine has been connected for about 6 years with no problems.

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A:CD-RW/DVD drive does not eject

Have you recently install a cd burning application? . . Nero ? .. Roxio? . .

wrs
 

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A:Eject USB drive

i would think the triangle is indicating a fault

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Buy a cleaning cd rom cd from walmart or radio shack
 

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there should be a little hole in the front of the drive. Stick a paper clip into the hole and it should eject.
 

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A:DVD drive does not eject

Sounds like faulty drive to me.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dvd-drive-does-not-eject.1067574/
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A:Nothing happens when I eject CD Drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rocv


I have exactly the same problem that Sunil related: I can't remove my Huawei mobile. When I click on "Eject CD Drive", nothing happens. I've already made the upgrades for the modem on the Huawei site.
Can anyone help us? Thanks.


Have you checked in device manager to see if the driver is installed and working correctly? Type device manager in search>go to the dvd tab. Is it listed? does it have a yellow tringle on it?
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A:Cd-drive does not eject

Welcome!

Try upgrading the firmware on your drive. You can also try updating the drivers for it in Device Manager.

Good luck,
~JK

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A:hp pavilion eject key fails to eject disc

Hi and welcome to TSG.

My first thought would be a physical problem with the button. Optical drives don't have any drivers as such to download, they are an inbuilt driver in Windows. If it works fine via the Control Panel (right click, eject) as you say but doesn't work with the button on the machine, then I suspect the button may be broken.

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Has the data on there been backed up? And after its disconnected and plugged back in does it turn back on but then off again

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A:Pen drive automatic eject

You are best to mount the pen drive directly into the computer (hopefully in a USB 2 connector).

The USB 1 hub that you spoke of is the problem, they just don't have enough to hold the pen drive and mouse (possibly other USB devices connected to it.
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A:Can not eject CD (or even right click the drive)

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A:CD drive wont eject?

hi and welcome to the forums
now there should be a little hole on the front of the drive that you put a paperclip into(bend the paper clip out) to release the drive catch.(with the power off)
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A:Cannot eject hard drive.

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A:Disc drive won't eject

have you tried in your device mgr to remove the drive and let windows reinstall it ?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/disc-drive-wont-eject.410366/
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A:problem with Seagate Expansion Drive not recognised

Run Partition Wizard free's - Partition Recovery Wizard with a Quick Scan, then take a screenshot of the results and post here, quit/exit out of wizard and remove your external until further instructions from an expert.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/374675-problem-seagate-expansion-drive-not-recognised.html
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A:External Expansion Drive with own power supply

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/external-expansion-drive-with-own-power-supply.191992/
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I'm not entirely clear on what you are describing. Are you calling an external hard drive and "expansion drive" or is the "expansion drive" a drive physically mounted in a chassis? An external hard drive doesn't have a motherboard.

If the USB port came loose on an external drive enclosure adapter you could remove the drive from the present enclosure and install it in a new enclosure if the external drive is an IDE drive or a standard SATA drive.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/usb-port-loose-from-seagate-expansion-drive.992677/
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A:Seagate 1TB Expansion Drive is not being recognized on my laptop

Hi furstyear, Welcome to SevenFoeums.( I missed it. )

Please go through this troubleshooter and check whether it helps. Seagate Technology

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A:[SOLVED] CD drive doesn't eject

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cd-drive-doesnt-eject.182984/
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Those are files that are part of the NTFS file system... the 'safely remove hardware' hardly works due to all indexing of files, showing you thumbnails of your pictures, and AV scanning nowadays... I know it won't give you the warm fuzzies to unplug a drive but if you are not actively moving files to the drive or specifically using something off it it... removing it is pretty safe. I try to remove safely first but if it doesn't work I'm not overly concerned.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/484093/cant-eject-external-hard-drive/
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A:'This device is currently in use" when trying to eject drive set for performance

This is a problem that's been going on for a long time. Fortunately the way Windows deals with external disks means that the likelihood of actually damaging your drive is low, unlike if you were to do the same thing on a Linux machine.
 
I only know of one way to deal with this... it's a little complex, but for the safety of your data it might  be worth it to you.
 
Rather than copying it I'll just link the article here for you.
 
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/618082/this-device-is-currently-in-use-when-trying-to-eject-drive-set-for-performance/
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A:XP pro, DVD drive letter disappears at eject.

Still no fix, need to reboot each time after ejecting a disk, if I want to see another disk.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-pro-dvd-drive-letter-disappears-at-eject.709500/
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A:Cannot Eject any Portable Hard Drive

hi
Right click on my computer
Choose MANAGE
Then find DISK MANAGEMENT
You should see your ext hard drive under the list.
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Choose anything, but I recommand something higher than M:

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c: - HD1
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A:Solved: Thumb Drive Won't Eject

This happens when you are still using the thumb drive. In order to safely remove it, just click on your C:drive which will get you off your thumb drive. Now you can just Right click on the thumb drive and select the safely remove feature. This has happened to me also, hope it helps
 

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A:Dvd-rw drive problem, can't eject(Special)?

Hi go back to your second option use a paperclip you have more chance of success with that as it is thicker and flat on the end
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dvd-rw-drive-problem-cant-eject-special.891529/
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A:HELP DVD drive will not eject after intalling windows 7

Press F8 key when your computer starts, in the Advanced boot options, select Safe mode and hit Enter. Once the system is fully booted into safe mode, try ejecting the drive with the button.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/37220-help-dvd-drive-will-not-eject-after-intalling-windows-7-a.html
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A:External hard drive won't eject

Hello paulprogrammer. Welcome to the forum.

The 'easy' way is to simply restart or shut down the computer. All proccess and handles will be terminated during shutdown.

The better way is to fix it as described here:
Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device

Hope that helps

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/189946-external-hard-drive-wont-eject.html
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I found this doing a quick google search.

windows 7 - How to safely remove eSATA drive when it's not in the Safely Remove Hardware dialog - Super User

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A:SEAGATE 1.5TB expansion drive showing as local Disk

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/seagate-1-5tb-expansion-drive-showing-as-local-disk.939937/
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A:New Seagate Expansion External Drive not showing up in 'My Computer'

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/207361-new-seagate-expansion-external-drive-not-showing-up-my-computer.html
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Sounds like the drive has failed as you had been getting warning signs with the I/O errors and now it has stopped working. There is a possibility that it is just the circuitry in the housing so you may be able to get it going again with a new housing. You could first test the drive by removing it from the housing and hooking it up to the internal connections of a desktop PC or by using a USB adapter.
 

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A:Problem with a 500GB Seagate expansion external drive

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You can try downloading: /62506/CrystalDiskInfo6_3_2.zip
then unzip it and run to check if your HD is in good health then we can go from there.

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We have seen this issue many times over the years on this forum. It seems to affect some systems constantly and all systems occasionally.

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A:Unable to eject WD portable hard-drive

Hello wizardof and welcome to the forums

Try doing this:

Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program

To determine which program is causing your problems.

Tom

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Is my external dying? It takes a long time for windows to recognise it in my computer. Its starting to not show up in disk drives and disk management.

If it shows up its after a long time.

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A:External USB HDDs being treated as internal drive (cannot eject)

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A:Computer shuts off when I press Eject button on DVD Drive

VP, I would check out the Power Supply as pressing the eject button will increase the power drain on your PS.

Just an idea.
Do you have another DVD drive to replace it with in case it is the drive not the PS?

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A:Flash Drive Problem - Files corrupted after eject

Hello,
Do you have anti virus software? to run malwarebytes?
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Hello,
That happens a lot to me as well...but I never figured it out either. I'm curious too.
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