Hotswap! Alternatives

    Hotswap! is described as 'It does the same thing as you can remove device from Device Manager but it provides much friendly user interface as you remove the removable device from the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the notification area'. There are eight alternatives to Hotswap! for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is USB Disk Ejector, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hotswap! are Zentimo xStorage Manager (Paid), Ratool - Removable Access Tool (Free), Ejecter (Free, Open Source) and EjectUSB (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 2, 2020

    1. A program that allows you to quickly remove USB devices in Windows. It was originally designed to remove only USB pen drives but will now eject any USB device. It can be run as a non-visual command line program or a normal gui program.
    2. Zentimo offers you an innovative approach to manage your USB & eSATA drives. While it solves many external drive related problems in Windows, it also gives more control on your devices and just makes working with external drives fun & pleasure.
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    3. Removable Access Tool is a simple to use portable freeware application which aids in the control of external storage devices such as USB flash drives, CD/DVD drives, as well as floppy, tape and WPD devices.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Easily and safely remove external media without losing data. A simple menu that sits in the system notification area, providing you a quick way to unmount external peripherals such as usb pendrives, cd/dvd, external hard disks and so.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      EjectUSB was designed to be a simple utility to close all programs running from a specified drive or folder and then attempt ejection if a drive was specified.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 1.6, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.



      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      ProEject is an easy to use application which allows you to safely dismount a removable drive by closing running applications and open windows, as well as clearing the registry and folders of any trace that the USB drive might have left behind.

      Discontinued

      Official site is now private, app not publicly accessible.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Eject removable drives by doubleclicking in a list of drives.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Ejectify automatically unmounts external volumes when your Mac starts sleeping, and mounts them again after it wakes up. Features ? Prevents annoying Disk not ejected properly notifications when your Mac wakes up.
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