Why Do I Have To Eject A USB Drive Before Pulling It Out Of Computer

Why Do I Have To Eject A USB Drive Before Pulling Out
So, should I use the eject function on my USB drives before removing them from the computer. Well this video will walk you through why it may be a good idea to do.

Thank Tuber ‘Techquickie’ for the video and screen grab.

The big reason for clicking “eject” or “safely remove hardware” is write caching. With write caching on, even if whatever you’re transferring is “done,” there still may be data hanging out in the cache, waiting for the cue to finish up. Ejecting it sends that message.

Even when write caching off, it’s possible that data will be tied up with some background process on your PC. I, however, never recommend working on a file while it’s on a removable flash drive—transfer it to your non-removable storage first.

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