Question How do I figure out why my external drive spins after ejection?

Oct 5, 2022
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I have a toshiba canvio external usb drive. Tried it on windows 10 and windows 7 systems. Same issue, I eject it and the computer says it's safe to remove, but the disk still spins with the device light on too. It squeals to a halt after I pull it out.

Process monitor finds nothing accessing it after I have run eject, and only Explorer.exe accessing the folders before I choose eject. Please help.
 
I have a toshiba canvio external usb drive. Tried it on windows 10 and windows 7 systems. Same issue, I eject it and the computer says it's safe to remove, but the disk still spins with the device light on too. It squeals to a halt after I pull it out.

Process monitor finds nothing accessing it after I have run eject, and only Explorer.exe accessing the folders before I choose eject. Please help.
"Safely eject" just stops sending data and doesn't shut power down.
 
Reactions: Phillip Corcoran
Oct 5, 2022
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Thanks. So no need to worry then?

My experience of drives in the past was they stopped spinning after being safely ejected, hence the concern.
 

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