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Tech Questions? Get the Answers: 3/15/2023

QUESTION:

Do I really need to eject the USB Drive?

ANSWER: USB drives are a popular tool used to transfer files between computers, and they have become an essential part of our daily lives.

However, many people make the mistake of removing the USB drive without properly ejecting it from the computer. This may seem like a small issue, but it can have serious consequences.

When you plug in a USB drive, the computer assigns it a letter and begins to communicate with it. During this communication, the computer is constantly reading and writing data to the USB drive. If you simply remove the US...

 

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