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Safely remove hardware

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by terminator69, Feb 27, 2008.

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    What does this do? What will be the difference if you safely remove an external hard drive opposed to just unplugging it?
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    terminator69, Feb 27, 2008 IP
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  2. Algert

    Algert Active Member

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    If data is being written on that hard drive when you remove it, there may be problems, such as errors or corrupted information
     
    Algert, Feb 27, 2008 IP
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    all you have to do is to turn off your computer before remove hardware :D
     
    tzau, Feb 27, 2008 IP
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    Have had to just unplug a few times and do not seem to of had any serious side affects or lost data.
     
    cybro, Feb 27, 2008 IP
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    John_McCann Banned

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    I never do it..... Very rarely (once in a lifetime) ....

    No point in doing it, just wastes 10 seconds of my life :p
     
    John_McCann, Feb 27, 2008 IP
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    Ahh...nice, that's the best way to ruin you data, along with external drive :rolleyes:
     
    jackass2007, Feb 27, 2008 IP
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    dynashox Premium Member Staff

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    Please do it a lots more. I wish to know what will happen then. :D
     
    dynashox, Feb 27, 2008 IP
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    kamesh Well-Known Member

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    It will happen only when you have a very important data....it would say corrupt ;)
     
    kamesh, Feb 27, 2008 IP