Right on! Same-same for CDs. I get watered off when I have to wait as long as 30 seconds for my Mac to 'release' a disk - and nothing's being written to it - or a flash drive or other external device. So why is Mac so precious about releasing peripheral items?Ok, it's a freaking USB device. ... This feature is readily available in Windows, and, in my opinion, would be nice to have on the Mac-side, too.