Came here through a Google search late, but I have a question, though.
If I plug in a USB stick, go directly to the device manager, and check the Properties|Policies on it, it will have "Optimize for Quick Removal" selected.
However, if I open up an Explorer window, right click on the drive and choose Properties|Hardware, select the drive, Properties|Policies, the Write caching and Safe Removal section is grayed out, but it has "Optimized for Performance" selected.
Is there a reason for the difference? Is the Device Manage the final word on the drive's policies?
Just wondering. Thanks.