Thanks to USB flash drives it is possible to share very large information (videos, photos, music, etc.) computer to another in a matter of seconds. Although their importance is quite high, most people tend to use them incorrectly and tend to disconnect them without using the ‘safe mode’. Why is doing it a big mistake? Here we tell you.
Pen drives, as USBs are known in Spain, are relatively expensive devices, especially if they have a large storage capacity. For example, a memory of the Kingston brand, of 256 GB, can be worth around S / 200. For this reason, it will depend a lot on the type of use you are giving it for this gadget to continue working.
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Why is it important to unplug your USB safely?
As detailed by Computer Hoy, a portal specialized in technology, many people are used to disconnecting the USB from a computer abruptly, without activating the ‘safe mode’, since they think that nothing will happen. Although in most cases there will be no major problems, the truth is that this bad practice can damage this device.
According to the publication, when a USB it is connected to a computer, both are communicated, both in terms of information and energy, that is, there is a dependency that should not be cut unexpectedly, but with the ‘safe mode’. Otherwise, you run the risk of file corruption, even memory becoming useless.
For this reason, it is best that you take your time to disconnect the USB from your computer correctly, because if it becomes unusable, not only will you lose all the information you stored, but other PCs or laptops may not be able to recognize it, so you will not be able to format it.