I bought a WD My Passport SE disk (500 GB) and I’m perfectly happy with it. Nevertheless always when I’m trying to disconnect it by using the Safely Remove option, the pop-up window shows up claiming that the device can be removed now, the icon disappear in Explorer, but the disk is still running (I feel the vibrations) and the LED is on.
According to the user manual, this is not a standad behaviour:
Wait for the drive power/activity LED to turn off before disconnecting the drive from the computer.
Is it safe to uplug the device despite being powered?
I’m using Windows 7 SP1 and USB 2.0.