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Newbie
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎10-14-2013

Re: External hard drive and ExpressCache

Did you uninstall the ready cache software? Delete  the drives partition,formatt and make new volume

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,039
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: External hard drive and ExpressCache

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?

Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎10-11-2013

Re: External hard drive and ExpressCache

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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.

Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎10-11-2013

Re: External hard drive and ExpressCache

drlucky,

 

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.

SanDisk User
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎10-10-2013

Re: External hard drive and ExpressCache

@Centurion,

 

I am not using the ReadyCache product...

 

However, I'm using a Maxtor External USB drive which is formatted as NTFS.

 

It shows up as a Local Disk.

 

FYI.

Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-29-2013

Re: External hard drive and ExpressCache

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?

SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 106
Registered: ‎10-24-2013

Re: External hard drive and ExpressCache

Hm, I will try the external drive later when I get mine backSmiley Tongue

 

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.

gls
SanDisk User
Posts: 52
Registered: ‎12-12-2008

Re: External hard drive and ExpressCache

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.

Newbie
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-29-2013

Re: External hard drive and ExpressCache

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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. Smiley Very Happy

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:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

 

 

SanDisk User
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎05-08-2013

Re: External hard drive and ExpressCache

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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.