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zmdmw52
August 23rd, 2009, 07:55 PM
With Ubuntu 9.04, GNOME desktop, I use a Seagate FreeAgent Go (160 GB) External HD for backups.

Is it safe to remove the external HD by clicking on 'Unmount' in the Nautilus side pane ?
After clicking 'Unmount', the orange light on the ext HD still glows, so I was wondering if it is safe to remove it with the 'Unmount' menu option, with the orange light still on - or will this result in data loss ?
(So far no problems with this type of unmounting with the light still on, but this HD is new & I have used it only a couple of times. Unlike in Windows, there is no message stating "Safe to remove USB drive" & the orange light still glows even after unmounting it through Nautlius side-pane)