Ejecting a USB device and Data Retention

webadmin admin123 posted this on Jun 6, 2016

Disconnecting a device

Most USB devices can be removed and unplugged. When unplugging storage devices, such as USB flash drives, make sure that the computer has finished saving any information to the device before removing it. If the device has an activity light, wait for a few seconds after the light has finished flashing before unplugging it.


1 .In a File Explorer window or computer window, locate the Picture Keeper in the menu or sidebar. Right click on the drive letter and select Eject from the menu.

2. If you see the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area on the right side of the taskbar, you can use this as an indication that devices have finished all operations in progress and are ready to be removed. Click the icon and you'll see a list of devices. Click the device that you want to remove. Windows will display a notification telling you it's safe to remove the device.


1.Drag the PK icon from the desktop to the trash can.

2.Control-Click the PK icon on the desktop. In the menu click Eject PK.

3. Force Quit the Picture Keeper application


Sorry but it is not possible to give you a time line for data retention on Picture Keeper drives - or any USB drive for that matter.  It's just not known.  What we do know is that we've been selling Picture Keeper drives since 2008 and have seen no deterioration of data (something that typically happens with CD/DVD Optical media after 25+ years).  Furthermore, the components that make up our drives have been rigorously tested for 10 years of constant use.  Most of our customers aren't using their Picture Keepers all day/every day but maybe 2-3 times per month.  So jf there's normal, proper use and care for the Picture Keeper drive, I expect it to last forever retaining all of the stored data....or at least as long as USB technology is still relevant.
I hope this information helps.  Please let me know if I can answer any more questions.