Avoid Data Disasters by Properly Ejecting USB Devices Before You Remove Them

How many of you take the time to “eject” your USB devices before you remove them? I know some of you didn’t raise your hand. Does it really matter? Yes it does. Why? Because you can end up with corrupt data if you yank a device out while data is still being written to it.crying-baby
Some devices will have a flashing LED that tells you when data is being written to the device, but many devices do not. And even on devices that have a flashing LED, you can’t always tell when the data writing is complete. If the computer is multitasking, the LED may even stop flashing before all the data is written.
The lesson here is simple: Take a few extra seconds and eject your devices properly – don’t tempt data disasters.

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