[kwlug-disc] Unmounting flash drives question

john at netdirect.ca john at netdirect.ca
Wed Feb 25 12:52:40 EST 2009

I unmount, double check the mount and remove the drive. If you're extra paranoid you could rmmod usb_storage. 

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From: Charles M [chaslinux at gmail.com]
Sent: 02/25/2009 11:17 AM EST
To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Subject: [kwlug-disc] Unmounting flash drives question

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?"


Charles McColm

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