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    USB reconnects after safe remove

    Hi All

    I am using a HP Elitebook 8470p laptop and OS is Ubuntu 13.04 (x64). this laptop have 2 USB 3.0 ports. whenever i try to safe remove my Seagate USB3.0 1Tb HDD, it will get reconnected automaticaly. pls help me to get this fixed as i am unable to safe remove my external HDD
    Last edited by punathil; May 22nd, 2013 at 07:42 PM.

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    Re: USB reconnects after safe remove

    if you (or any app) doesn't start writing to the hd in the meantime, you can just pull it out. really.

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    Re: USB reconnects after safe remove

    Hi ohnonot,

    But in Windows, when i select the device and safe remove, the HDD power will go off after safelanding HDD Heads. But if we remove HDD without safe remove.. i don't feel itz safe as still Platters will be rotating and Head may not be at landing place..

    Viswan.

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    Re: USB reconnects after safe remove

    hello,
    it seems i was half wrong - there is something called "delayed write" on windows, which, afaik, does not exist in the linux world, thank god. this would make it necessary in the first place to add a button "safely eject drive" even for usb sticks.
    also, i have an old (+5 years) external usb hd with external power source, that doesn't even have a switch, you can't do anything else but just pull the plug.
    plus, i never had data failure although i'm treating all my external devices this way.
    but i admit that i am unfamiliar with really new hardware.
    anyhow, blah, blah, i got curious and did some web searches, sth you might have done yourself before posting.
    here's what i got:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/23452...drive-on-12-10
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/56270...nal-hard-drive
    and even a little app to do it:
    https://github.com/fenrrir/bdin
    would any of those answer your question?
    Last edited by ohnonot; May 29th, 2013 at 06:10 AM.
    please stick to the facts and be kind.
    what else can you do when you don't know each other.
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