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Why do i need to eject usb?


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#1 Weylo

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:07 AM

I know that your supposed to eject usb before pulling it ouf of the computer but why? And is it always so that you have to?



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:17 AM

You could corrupt your drive, or documents that are on the drive.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:20 AM

Written in 2011 but still relevant: Do I Really Need to Eject USB Drives Before Removing Them?

The first two comments to the article are relevant as well.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:17 PM

Here is a pretty short video I found that explains when and why you have to eject USB drives:



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Posted 06 February 2016 - 07:14 AM

Does anyone know how it really works indepth however? I wasn't able to find any good explanation on how it works on a "deeper" level



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Posted 07 February 2016 - 07:32 PM

Does anyone know how it really works indepth however? I wasn't able to find any good explanation on how it works on a "deeper" level

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 07:52 PM

Well in the most simplistic terms if a hard drive is mounted it leaves a piece of itself on the host machine. The OS reads that drive the same way each time its mounted.

However if removed incorrectly a hard drive could register as corrupt or faulty to the OS and sometimes file corruption happens due to cache,

All things have a cache of some sort, a registry the OS reads.

If things are mismatched it can go badly wrong, plus there is the power transfer to consider.

I mean you dont just put gas in the car without turning it off first or just unplug your computer instead of letting it shut down.


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