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Usb Hotswap?

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#1 smurfgod


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Posted 18 May 2008 - 05:56 PM

I'm pretty sure i know the answer to it already, but rather than taking a chance on screwing something up I'll ask anyway. Are USB(2.0) devices hotswapable, ie plug in or take out with the computer on? The USB HDD isn't too much of an issue since it stays plugged in all the time anyway, tho i did unplug it when i was installing ubuntu because the installer got confused. But i've been using a USB gamepad and i have to put it up when i'm done using it, those of you with destructive children will know why :thumbsup: Sometimes I forget to plug it in before i boot up, it hasn't screwed anything up yet just wanna know if its okay to plug it in with the power on

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:45 PM

I plug my camera and printer in with the power on...no problems noticed. But I always turn the devices off when removing these.

OTOH...I have seen articles where users with memory cards have problems that seem to relate to disregarding the "safely remove" device warnings which XP yields.


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Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:34 PM

If you disregard the safety feature to end the session with a flash drive and remove it you risk losing the information that is on it.

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