Do you think the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media is painful option when you connect external hard disk and wanted to unplug/remove it? Can we directly unplug the external HDD? I don’t think so you should do that. Windows 10 Technical Preview version also has also same painful “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” way to remove your external hard disks safely. Have you already provided a feedback to have some more EASY and user friendly option to remove the external Hard Disks? if so vote it up !!
I’ve already created a Feedback item in Windows 10 TP User Voice website and following is the link for my feedback item https://windows.uservoice.com ! More over in the latest build Windows 10 technical Preview 9879, Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon broken !! So my guess is Microsoft team is already working on this.
When you go into “This PC” (replacement of My Computer) in Windows 10, you would be able to see the external HDD connected to that machine. However, when you right click on the external HDD then there won’t be any eject option to unplug/remove the HDD safely (unlike USB). Rather you need go to system tray and click on “Safely Remove Hardware or Eject Media” and select your external HDD then eject it. How painful, isn’t it? You need to remember the name of the external hard disk 🙁
We already have EJECT option for USB drives which are connected to Windows 10 laptops or desktops. However there is not option available for External Hard Disks. We’ve use the old method “Safely Remove Hardware or Eject Media” option. If Microsoft can add these Safely remove or Eject option in to right click menu then it would very useful!!
See the below screen capture there is no EJECT option for External HDD.