USB Safely Remove 4.4 final, spin down drive!
Redesigned IconA little but nice improvement: we reworked our good old (but a bit outdated) icon that we had been using for several years, made it modern and more noticeable in the system tray. Hope you like it.
ClearType And System Font SupportNow all USB Safely Remove's dialogs, including device menu, are displayed with a currently selected theme font with ClearType support if you enabled it. E.g. the device menu can look like this:
Spinning down drivers after stopping in Vista & Win 7When you safely remove the device in Windows XP it powers the device off – in the case of a flash drive its led was switched off and in the case of a portable hard drive it was spun down. But Microsoft changed this behavior in Vista and it still exists in Win 7: after you stop the device on these OSes the hard drive continue spinning and flash drive continue lighting. All modern hard drives park theirs heads automatically when you unplug them so in theory this behavior shouldn’t lead to loss data or damaged drives. But in practice the hard drive usually sound strangely when you unplug them on run and this makes a hard drive owner being a bit nervous when he hears that :)
USB Safely Remove can change this behavior and make the system power down USB ports. In order to enable this feature just answer "Yes, please" when USB Safely Remove suggests you to enable it:
Don't forget to restart the computer in order to activate this option
Bug fixes and other improvements
Note! The license policy for USB Safely Remove has changed since this version. The license will include one or two years of upgrade subscription. However user can still use the program for lifetime and use one license for every computer you own. Of course this change doesn't affect those who already purchased the license with lifetime upgrades. For a limited time licenses with lifetime upgrades are still available to sell. See new pricing on the order page
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