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Re: [opensuse] remove usb disk
  • From: Joseph Loo <jloo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 18:38:46 -0800
  • Message-id: <45A84636.5000104@xxxxxxx>
Hans van der Merwe wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 17:52 -0800, Joseph Loo wrote:
>
>> James Knott wrote:
>>
>>> Primm wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi everyone
>>>>
>>>> Under KDE in 10.2 I can 'safely remove' a disk by right clicking upon its
>>>> icon. Is there a command line version to do the same? In any case what does
>>>> it actually do? Can't I just pull the plug and walk away with it?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> First, that's only a concern if you've written to it. Also, it's safe,
>>> if it's been a long time after writing to it.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Generally, under SUSE 10, the USB stick is mounted with sync. You can
>> just pull it out once the write has been completed. It is also the
>> reason, writing to the USB stick, is so slow and possibly reducing the
>> life of the USB stick. This is caused by sync updating the FAT table all
>> the time. Since the number of writes are limited to the number times,
>> you could psosibly wear out the FAT area.
>>
>
> This is apparently only true for FAT16, not FAT32 en EXT.
>
>
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Under 10.0 I have a 300 Gbyte disk drive.formatted with xfs. It still
mounts with the sync option.

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