i am having problems with safely removing my External USB Portable HDD's from an Mbeat usb 2.0/3.0 Hub , the HDD's are NOT powered by mains , , they are usb powered . i have also used different hubs and they have the same issue. the Hubs i use are powered.
the problem isnt just me it looks like it on all win 7 pc's .and is i win 7 issue.
i have looked all over the net to find a remedy but i cant get it to safely turn off the usb 3.0 hdd's.
i have win7 pro 64 bit, i am running a Mbeat 7 port usb 2.0/3.0 hub which is connected to the back usb 3 port of my pc .
now when i goto click the icon in the task bar to safely remove hdd's i click it and it says it is now safe to remove hardware, BUT the drives still keeps spinning for ever , they do not stop at all ,and the little power light stays on as well. so its not disabling the drive .
now i tried the link below to rectify the problem
To apply the workaround globally for all enumerated USB devices, add a REG_DWORD value named DisableOnSoftRemove that has a value of 1 to the following registry subkey:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK .
Locate and then click the following subkey in the registry:
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
Type HubG for the name of the new key, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Type DisableOnSoftRemove for the name of the DWORD Value, and then press ENTER.
Right-click DisableOnSoftRemove, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1 , and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor.
and that works but only if the hub is plugged into the usb 2.0 slots , and only for hdd of usb 2.0 speeds , once i plug it back into the usb 3 slot none of the hdds turn off . i use usb 3 hdds and usb 2 hdds so i really need this problem solved .
if there is any info i have left out please tell me so you can better help me .
thanks guys .