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Author Topic: Connected USB Storage  (Read 914 times)


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Connected USB Storage
« on: March 16, 2017, 03:58:13 PM »

I was wondering for the people who use usb storage devices regularly, do you usually keep them connected or only connect them when you need them?
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Re: Connected USB Storage
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 04:14:01 PM »

I use a USB hard disk to backup my backups once a week, and I connect it only when required.



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Re: Connected USB Storage
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 06:26:45 PM »

I have a USB hard disk that I use for secondary backups and it's always connected.


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Re: Connected USB Storage
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 06:35:34 PM »

Trouble with USB storage in general is, the OS attempts to make the process as seamless as possible, by automatically mounting immediately after the device is connected.

Unfortunately the OS cannot foresee the future and so is unable to unmount immediately before disconnect.   To avoid data loss, one usually must manually unmount or 'eject' the device before it is unplugged.

Sometimes I may unplug and forget to eject, or sometimes the disconnect may be accidental, USB plugs can fall out all too easily.   For these reasons, I generally avoid connecting the devices in the first place, except when they are in use.