Can I safely remove the usb drive?
July 11, 2008 7:40 AM Subscribe
Can I safely remove my USB drive from a Windows computer without stopping it?
posted by teaperson to computers & internet (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I always feel like I could save a few seconds by just removing the drive, instead of using the clunky "safely remove hardware" interface? If the drive isn't actively reading or writing, how big a risk is that?