In the tenth version of Windows, a new algorithm is installed, which the system will use by default when working with external drives. The current Windows 10 update, or version 1809 from October 2018, which is just now starting large-scale installation on PCs around the world, no longer requires a secure eject scenario before removing a removable device.
The top ten traditionally provides for two options for actions with flash drives and disks. One offers quick removal of the device, the other offers optimal performance. From now on, update 1809 prioritizes the first method, unless the user changes the settings. Previously, the usual procedure looked like this: the user selected the "Safely remove devices and disks" option, and then directly disconnected the external device from the computer or laptop. If this function was ignored, there was a threat of losing part of the recorded information on an external medium. Now, after updating Windows 10, you only need to disconnect the USB flash drive without worrying about data loss.
Quickly and safely disconnecting removable drives required a certain "sacrifice", namely, reducing the speed of writing files to an external device. Reason - Windows 10 in quick retrieval mode does not use caching technology, that is, it does not use a temporary buffer with data placed there, from where it is most likely to be requested.
It was possible to quickly delete a flash drive or disk before by changing the disk management parameters. By default, the mode with the highest performance was configured, in which the operating system worked with information in the cache memory, and not on the flash drive. From there, the data was written to the medium, which accelerated the process itself.
The widely deployed OS update now sets a slower pace for sticking around. The cache is no longer used and the data is accessed directly on the removable device. After completing all the actions, you can remove the flash drive immediately, without the threat of losing some of the files. If desired, the modes can be changed by installing a productive option, but it will need to be activated for each individual device.
The Topic of Article: Windows 10 made it easier but slower to work with disks and flash drives.