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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Utility"

    October 20, 2007  |   By tedb07

    Version: USB Safely Remove 3

    Pros

    Pros: Fast detection of usb devices and offers more features than the MS built-in. The best feature is that you can hide your SATA hard drives and still be able to use the program. This is something that the built-in can't do unless you have to set the icon to hide for good. The program also came preloaded with icons that you can choose for your devices image or you can load your own.

    Cons

    Cons: Hard to find any cons for this little gem. The only thing it need to improve is the process of choosing the device image. Once you select this options, the program doesn't have a Cancel or Go back button, forcing you to choose a image. It also would be nice if the hard drive and keyboard icon is included.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A worthy replacement of Microsoft's Safely Remove Hardware Function"

    October 18, 2007  |  

    Version: USB Safely Remove 3

    Pros

    The innovative and intuitive interface shows a neat summary of attached USB devices (visible AND hidden).

    A great mouse-click saver, with a neat and graceful device removal feature, especially when it can analyze and shows what is preventing a graceful USB device ejection.

    Cons

    May need to increase the default device icon library, as I can't find a scanner icon.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does exactly what it says on the tin."

    October 18, 2007  |   By murdicog

    Version: USB Safely Remove 3

    Pros

    If you ever have more than one USB device connected - MP3 player, USB pen drive, external HDD etc then this is a valuable piece of software, and far more useful than the in-built Microsoft USB manager.

    Cons

    Only of value if you regularly use more than one USB device.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great improvement over windows built in utility"

    October 16, 2007  |   By gusdarino

    Version: USB Safely Remove 3

    Pros

    This app will tell you if file locking is preventing you from safely ejecting your USB drive. This lets you close the application or file in question and safely Eject your Drive. Very intuitive GUI.

    Cons

    Failed to identify Diskeeper Defrag as the offender when attempting to safely remove the USB drive. Kept telling me that a service with higher rights must be the culprit but gave me no clue as to which one. Had to find this out through trial and error and stop the Diskeeper service manually before attempting to stop the USB Device. Tested on SandDisk U3 Cruzer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Much better than Microsoft's version"

    October 9, 2007  |   By dpdx

    Version: USB Safely Remove 3

    Pros

    The Microsoft version of Safely Remove Hardware is so lame it's annoying. If things go well, you have to click through too much and then, when successful, it leaves the screen open.

    Often the MS one will tell you to try again later. What does that mean? USB Safely Remove tracks down the application(s) that have locked the device and will let you close the application from it! This is an elegant solution to an annoying problem.

    USB Safely Remove is an example of solving a problem with grace and intelligence. As a professional software developer, I appreciate the value of this.

    This makes using temporarily-connected USB devices a snap to use.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding Product"

    October 5, 2007  |   By bburns39

    Version: USB Safely Remove 3

    Pros

    Pros: It works as advertised! Zero learning curve on this very intuitive program. I was looking for some Visual Basic code that would launch a batch file or execute a program after USB Thumb Drive insertion and stumbled onto this beauty; it fit the bill perfectly!

    Download was lightning fast and installation was a breeze. What would make this software even more perfect would be an on-board code generator/command line type tool to terminate a USB session or simulate Windows Safely Remove Hardware utility.

    Bottom line, USB Safely Remove 3 provides a host of very useful functions and tons of configuration options you?d expect from a high-end utility costing much for than just $14.95. It?s a winner!

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