Unplugging an external drive Tags: Hard Drives External Drive External Hard Drive Storage Last response: August 11, 2012 3:26 AM in Storage Share Wonderclam August 11, 2012 2:45:34 AM I just bought a 2TB Seagate external HDD. Had USB 3.0 I was wondering if do I have to use the "Safely remove hardware and eject media" on my taskbar before I unplug the HD's USB cable and power cable? Can I just unplug it and go? More about : unplugging external drive tomatthe a b G Storage August 11, 2012 3:13:35 AM http://lifehacker.com/5863810/do-i-really-need-to-eject... I didn't read that, but assume there is something worth reading in there. Smeg45 August 11, 2012 3:26:12 AM You always should remove a HDD safely otherwise Windows might have a fit and damage the filesystem on it corrupting something. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumLost wireless connection when unplugging external hard disk? ForumWhich chipsets support hot- UNplugging of SATA II HDDs under Win XP? ForumUnplugging USB devices ForumWhen i unplugged my external hard drive i was still able to access the drive ForumExternal hard drive inaccessible after unplug from router ForumMy Western Digital external drive quit working. It has power and makes noise upo ForumExternal hard disk unplugged while formatting ForumWhat can cause video corruption using dvr external hard disk drive expander ForumSbs server 2003 external powered backup drive hangs server when unplugged ForumIomega eGo 500GB External Hard Drive isn't recognized ForumIntel Matrix storage failure by just unplugging the drive ? ForumWD external drive doesnt work ForumI can't access external hard drive ForumCan't access external hard drive ForumExternal hard drive noise ForumExternal Hardrive goes blank unless you unplug and replug ForumTranscend external hard drive not detected ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !