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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUnplugging external drive. Forum SolvedUSB external hard drive not recognized after accidental unplug... Forum SolvedUnplugged my external drive: now shows up as different drive-letter & asks to format Forum SolvedExternal hard drive inaccessible after unplug from router Forum External drive not recognized after accidentally unplugged Forum External drive unplugged Forum External hard drive inaccessible after unplug from router Forum When i unplugged my external hard drive i was still able to access the drive Forum Sbs server 2003 external powered backup drive hangs server when unplugged Forum SolvedDVD drive not working after unplugging it. Forum Desktop keeps making USB unplugging sound when plugging in external HDD Forum Portable mini desktop forces me to repair C drive everytime after unplugging. Solution? Forum Lost wireless connection when unplugging external hard disk? Forum Hard drive works again after unplugging power cable Forum Does unplugging hard drive mean loseing data? Forum Intel Matrix storage failure by just unplugging the drive? Forum Unplugging Drives on a RAID Controller Card... Caveats? Forum SolvedDropped external Hard Drive. Should I trust it with important backups? Forum SolvedMy External hard drive is not accessible . Forum SolvedLaptop internal hard drive as external Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !