[kwlug-disc] Unmounting flash drives question

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 11:47:05 EST 2009

USB devices are designed to be hot-plugged.  Electrically there is no
concern.  If the OS beleives that all of the data that needs to be
written has been written, then unplugging is fine.  Think the
deactiviation of the light is just a function of the design of some
USB sticks


On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Charles M <chaslinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> When unmounting a flash drive the light doesn't turn off. I can see that the
> drive is unmounted, but the light not turning off the drive is a concern. Is
> it actually safe to disconnect the flash drive? Isn't some current still
> running through the drive electronics? Is there something other than
> unmounting the drive that should be done to "shut it off?"
> Thanks,
> --
> Charles McColm
> http://www.charlesmccolm.com/
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