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Published on March 25th, 2015 | by Technable

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Do You Really Need to Eject Your Flash Drive (or Device) Before Removing It?

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It’s well known that USB flash drives are supposed to be ejected before removing them. Your computer will often display a scary warning if you fail to safely eject the drive. But do you really still need to do this? What happens if you don’t? Let’s take a look. Different Protocols First, we need to consider three different protocols your drive may use when connecting to your computer. Two of them don’t need to be ejected at all. USB Mass Storage: This is the main way a flash drive will connect to a computer. It allows the system to see it…

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