I’ve 2 SanDisk Extreme 3.0 16GB sticks. The elder one (purchased 3 month ago) is configured as quick removal, which is appropriate for USB-Sticks.
I’ve got another one today via Amazon. Surprisingly this stick is programmed for “Better performance” and this option is not an option as it cannot be changed.
I’ve ordered another 64GB Stick and it’s the same issue. No chance to change to quick removal.
Interestingly a right-click on the elder 16GB Stick offers the option to “eject”.
The new sticks offer no option in the right-click-menu.
So I’m forced to always unhide the safely remove hardware icon to eject the drive which I dislike.
So did SanDisk silently changed their policy and defines these USB-Sticks fundamentally as Disk-Drives?
This is not acceptable.
It should be announced on the box.
If there is no solution I will sent them back for a refund.
Or did I get two faulty parts per chance?
The mechanism isn’t working properly. Often the plug is not fixed and the stick loose. So the stick is recognized one time and if not properly plugged in - due to the faulty mechanism - next time not.
Update: Just tested my first 16GB Stick. Here it’s possible to change from quick removal to better performance and vice versa.
Besides: First stick is called “Removable Disk” under ‘My Computer’, second stick is called “Local disc”.