USB Flash Drives (General)
Question: How do I eject my USB Flash Drive?
Answer - Pull the drive icon down to the trash in your dock. As you do, the trash icon will change to an eject bin and drop there. Wait 5 seconds before unpluging your drive.
Question: When I insert my USB Flash Drive into the Apple Keyboard it displays "Low Power Notice"
Question: I cannot eject/unmount my CD, DVD, External Hard Drive or Server.
Answer - Press "OK" and insert it directly to the computer or USB/FireWire hub.
- Close any files that you opened directly from your drive, media or server.
- If you have loaded any fonts to Suitcase directly, deactivate and remove them.
- Now try to eject the drive.
- If you are still unable to eject the drive, restart the machine and try again.
USB Flash Drives (U3 Smart)
Question: Whenever I insert my USB Flash Drive into a Mac, it launches Toast.
Answer - Your flash Drive is U3 Smart.
Question: What is U3
Answer - this software allows you to carry your files and your software on a secure USB drive. U3 technology is only supported by Windows XP & Windows 2000.
Question: Can I format my USB Flash Drive to remove the U3 feature on a PC?
Answer - No. When you insert it on a PC (Windows) it creates two new drives. A removable media partition as well as what appears to windows to be a CD drive. It is CDFS formatted and write-protected so windows won't let you write over it or format it. And it does not give you an option to repartition it in Disk Management either.
Question: Can I format my USB Flash Drive to remove the U3 feature using a Mac?
Answer - No, Disk Utility can not remove U3
Question: What do I need to know before uninstalling U3 Launchpad from my Smart Drive.
Answer - IMPORTANT: Removing U3 Launchpd is irreversible. All DATA ON YOUR U3 SMART DRIVE WILL BE ERASED. Be sure to back up your files before trying to uninstall U3 Launchpad.
Question: How do I delete U3 software from my USB memory Key (ex. Sandisk Cruzer Micro, Kingston Technology U3 Data Traveler, Verbatim Store 'n' Go, Intuix Smart Drive M300, Memorex MiniDrive )?
Answer - You need a U3 LAUNCHPAD UNINSTALLER. U3 uninstaller is a software that removes the U3 Launchpad and re-configures the drive to be a single mass storage USB drive. It is available only for and must be run on Windows XP or Windows 2000 machines. Here is a link to dowload the programs. (Before running the program make sure your Flash Drive is inserted)
-For Sandisk Cruzer Micro | -All Other USB Flash Drives
Question: My Zip disk is not mounting on the external Zip Drive?
- Make sure the Zip drive is plugged into the computer.
- If that does not work, restart the machine.