external hard drive

  anthonystorey 22:54 22 Nov 2005

ive just bought an external hd and the instructions say to use the unplug or eject hardware method when powering down but my mate says you could just use power button as long as you are not using it, is this ok

thanks in advance

  Diodorus Siculus 00:39 23 Nov 2005

The reason for the "unplug or eject hardware" method is that sometimes data is still in a cache and even though it seems to have been copied across, it hasn't.

Best to do it - it only takes a second or two anyway.

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