Of course, most people who format flash drives to NTFS are probably already aware of that, as well as the additional hardware stress caused by NTFS... at least, that's the hope.
Last edited by nunka; 01-01-2010 at 11:19 PM.
Mableton, Georgia, USA
SDrescan is great to add media to the music player, but it doesn't fix listings after they have been renamed. You have to deleted them off the SD card, run a rescan then add them again and do another scan. What a nuisance. Uninstalled the app........
On my Mac, if I don't unmount (eject disc) first, and pull the plug - immediately a window pops up with "possible damaged data" etc. That's the least of it. Sometimes (yea - I live dangerously) when just unplugging it freezes up ALL usb devices (including my keyboard) because of an "improper unmount". I have a G5 Tower..
So - I choose to follow protocol now and "eject" my disc first. After that I can safely unplug my USB cord. And give a sigh of relief!
Safe in Jersey - Cuskit
I understand there is a difference of opinion as to whether you should "unmount" or simply pull the USB cable out of the Droid. What I was not clear on, is if you choose to unmount, how do you do it, from the PC or the Droid? If you select USB bar line on Droid and select turn off, it tells you to unmount, but I'm not clear how to do this. The manual says to use the "safely remove hardware feature." What the heck is this? Any clear guidance from all of you gurus would be great, as I am green as green gets. Thanks.
Mounting and unmounting your card is speaking of "ejecting" the image of the card from your computer before pulling the cable. Not sure about a PC, but on a Mac, once you choose (on the phone) to mount the disk - you will see it appear on your desktop computer. At that point you can copy, delete, load or unload photos, music, files, etc to and from the disk. When finished - you simply drag the icon to the trash (which effectively ejects the disk) or highlight it and choose eject from your toolbar. After that, you can safely remove the USB wire. I'm sure a PC has a similar procedure.
Does this help?