PC users eventually learned how to stop working the stick, and now again have to get used to the innovations from Microsoft.
In Windows 10 build 1809 Microsoft changes the default setting applied to USB drives and other removable media. This change means that the default policy is applied to removable storage devices is “Quick removal” and not “high performance”, so now you can just remove the device without hesitation. The change takes effect in connection with the release of the updates for October, Microsoft explains: “Windows identifies two main strategies is the “quick deletion” and “improved productivity”. Both functions control the interaction with external storage devices such as USB flash drives or external drives with Thunderbolt support.
Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, the default policy of “Quick removal”. If enabled the specified option, there is no need to use “safely remove hardware”, but performance may be reduced. You can use the parameter “productivity” that can be turned on and off for each device individually. How to do it properly Microsoft explains.
The first thing you need to connect your device to your computer, then right-click mouse on “start” and select “Explorer”. In Explorer to identify the letter or the label associated with the device (e.g., USB drive (D:)). Right-click the mouse on “start” and select “disk Management”. In the bottom of the window, double-click the device and choose “Properties”. After that, you should give preference to any of the two options. Microsoft suggests that selecting “high performance” users also selected “Enable write caching on the device”.
“If you are using a policy of “Improving performance”, you need to use “safely remove hardware” to remove it. If you remove or disconnect the device without following instructions for safe disposal, you risk losing data”, – experts say.
Thus, it has been 30 years and Windows 10 learned how to safely remove USB drives with no further intervention. What’s next – we can only guess.