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"Safely Remove" - Is Removing safely?

Link to this post 08 Jul 11

RSims wrote:

I've never paid much attention to the "safely remove" stuff and I never had much of a problem, USBs are hot-swap-able regardless and do not get damaged, the only thing "Safely remove" does, as far as I know, is assure that its not currently in use when you pull it out.

to answer your question tho, I don't know.

Friendly advise: get ready to lose your documents any random day.

Don't *EVER* do that!!!! the "safely remove" (as the other have said) unmounts the filesystems and flush the information that was to be written to the device.

As for the OP... it probably is just the energy supply :)

Regards

Link to this post 08 Jul 11

linustorvalds wrote:

[b]Goineasy9 wrote:[/b]
[quote] At least in Fedora. I will watch for the lights on the stick to finish flashing, and when I see the Dolphin window disappear, remove the stick before remounting takes place.

yes, I also had this experience. And I think its better . plugging out when it is getting power from system , is like, plugging/un-plugging the power chord to/from the power socket with the power switch is in ON condition. I remember, i read some where in my engineering curriculum, that this method is wrong. :([/quote]

That method is definitely wrong, I learned that the hard way when USB jump drives were first sold by destroying two USB devices when I unplugged them without them being in the safe state.

Link to this post 08 Jul 11

marc wrote:

As for the OP... it probably is just the energy supply

mfillpot wrote:



That method is definitely wrong, I learned that the hard way when USB jump drives were first sold by destroying two USB devices when I unplugged them without them being in the safe state.

I am almost sure, there is no input source inside USB devices [pen drives] , so it is getting power/energy supply from system.

So, again, is this method is correct ?

Link to this post 09 Jul 11

Click safely remove
wait for lights to stop flashing
wait for dophin window to close

Somehow I guess I didn't make myself clear.

Link to this post 09 Jul 11

Goineasy9 wrote:

Click safely remove

yes . done :)
wait for lights to stop flashing
wait for dophin window to close

this is what, not happening. :blink:

Link to this post 09 Jul 11

linustorvalds wrote:

[b]Goineasy9 wrote:[/b]
[quote]Click safely remove

yes . done :)
wait for lights to stop flashing
wait for dophin window to close

this is what, not happening. :blink:[/quote]

It may be flashing because of some extra communication to confirm that the device is still connected, once it states that it is safely removed the umount is complete so you can consider it safe to remove from your computer.

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