HDD strange behaviour

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Re: HDD strange behaviour

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:44

See http://www.linfo.org/umount.html

If the unmounting is successful (i.e. there are no error messages and Device Notifier shows that the device has been unmounted), then it is safe to unplug the device. If the device is not unmounted successfully (i.e. there are error messages or Device Notifier shows the device is still mounted), then data loss is possible if you unplug the device.

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Re: HDD strange behaviour

Post by msdobrescu » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:58

I know, I mean, the command line unmount is pretty much the old way of the Device Notifier, it unmounts, but can't guarantee the buffers flush even though you wait a while. I know from my experience.

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