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Disable “Safely remove hardware” requirement for Portable Drive in Windows 8

This will allow you to quickly unplug any portable drive in Windows. This works by disabling write caching on the drive, and is useful if you live in a part of the world prone to unannounced powercuts.

In Explorer, Right Click on the Drive (Eg: WD My Book):
Click on Properties:

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Click on the button labelled Properties:

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Click on “Change Settings”:

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Click on Policies, and choose “Quick removal”:

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