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Windows 7: ejecting external media

28 Nov 2010   #1
op3studios

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ejecting external media

um,
why should I go through the icon dismount
instead of just pulling the media when file transfer is done?

I've done it with SSD's directly many times with no problems.
perhaps platter drives need time to park?

thanks,

JHS


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28 Nov 2010   #2
Trucidation

 

That's to tell windows you want to remove the device, in case it's got anything still cached or an installer or something is still running. Sure, you can just yank it out... most of the time you don't lose anything. But why take the chance?
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