Truth be told, as Windows has been configured since at least Windows 7 the "Eject" feature is not even necessary, provided you know that there is not active writing going on at the moment you pull the backup drive plug, jump drive, or SD card out. And it's usually not difficult to know that you're not writing to a disc unless you were doing something that takes a very long time, like a full system image backup, and even then the external HDD will stop spinning shortly after it's complete.
You can safely just disconnect USB devices that are not actively being written to with no ill effects. That's what I've done for a very, very long time now.
Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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