10-15-2013 11:51 AM
from what i understand the expresscache software should ignore any external drive marked as removable. Are your External HDD marked as removable disks or fixed disks when you look at them in windows explorer?
10-15-2013 02:30 PM - edited 10-15-2013 02:32 PM
Chas488, thanks for your help. Looks like I just need to delete the volume first. I think I will just use this for my photoshop scratch drive and maybe try again next time ExpressCache gets updated.
10-15-2013 03:08 PM
they show up as Local Disk, not removable storage. I was under the impression that External USB Harddrives always showed up as local drives, but only things like flash drives showed up as removable. These are just WD 1tb external USB drives.
10-26-2013 10:10 AM
Well ExpressCache 1.3.0 has been installed and the same issue still happens when removing the 'removable USB device' external hard drive (WD 1023). Checked USB HD for system/ surface errors and viruses using AVG and nothing.
Anyone else still encountering this problem?
10-26-2013 03:08 PM
Hm, I will try the external drive later when I get mine back
So far usb flash drives don't have issues...but they shouldn't defrag regardless.
Taking defrag control away should have come with some options to exclude...I"d like to exclude my media drives for instance, no reason to defrag those all the time.
10-27-2013 11:12 AM
ExpressCache version 1.3.0 DOES NOT cache or defrag any USB drives regardless if they are are defined as Removable or Fixed. It will only cache and defrag SATA drives.
10-28-2013 05:26 AM - edited 10-28-2013 05:34 AM
Update: After uninstalling USB device and restarting the PC, I attached the external H/Drive and windows installed the device.
After this procedure I can now remove the USB device with Expresscache running.
The previous errors in removing USB device have now disappeared which must have been corrupt USB driver files and from the results, not the ExpressCache software. All running well!
Here is a link to the utility which can remove USB devices on the fly for re-installation if anyone else is stuck with this:
10-29-2013 04:07 PM - edited 10-29-2013 04:23 PM
This not true is my system. I've just plugged a phone configured as mass storage via USB to copy some files (that I presume that were also cached), and the Safely Remove' icon under the taskbar refused to remove it, saying that the device was in use by a program. After killing ExpressCache.exe via taskmanager, it could be instantly removed without any error.
I've faced the same behaviour too with a regular flash pen drive under 1.3.0.