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USB question regarding Andriod phones


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#1 Moltres Rider

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

somewhere long ago I read an Article on what devices need to be safely ejected before removing them from the USB port... flash drives were always a "yes", microphones weren't necessary... Mp3 players it said it depends... most top of the line mp3 players were not necessary... I cannot find that article and I don't recall a mention of Andriod phones or any phone...


so, does my andriod phone need to be safely ejected before unplugging??

I have a Droid Razr...

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#2 James Litten

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

Hi

My personal rule of thumb is that anything that mounts a file system should use 'Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media' before disconnecting them. That would include your Droid.

This makes sure that no operations are being performed on the file system when it is disconnected which could cause corruption if interrupted.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

The next time I use "safely remove" for any device other than a hard drive will be the first time. While there's never any harm in using "safely remove" (and certainly you can't go wrong by doing so), there's rarely a reason to if no read/write activity is taking place.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:24 PM

Your card can get corrupted on not being safely removed. Make sure you eject them or change the connection mode on the phone to 'charging only'.

It's a precaution. Not following it wont cause any concern either.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

1 out of every 10 or so times I've disconnected my phones without ejecting first I get lost files or some corruption.

0 out of every time I eject my phones I get lost files and corruption.

Different phones, different cards, even different OSes...doesn't matter.

You SHOULD always eject or safely remove your device. You don't always NEED to.

I no longer take the chance and no longer suffer data loss like photos or files I was saving.

Just my .02 cents.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

Always eject and also use cord that came with your phone. I messed up my Samsung by doing that. Pretty tough to load roms by swithing sd cards in and out.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:42 AM

There's actually a setting in Windows for USB performance/speed or better read/write capability or something of that nature. I rarely eject mine and have NEVER lost a file or any particular information. It's mainly all about the settings in Windows on your PC.




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