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I ask again, sort of, how do we know a write task is done without
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
~ Blaise Pascal ~
On 3/16/2019 2:56 PM, Brian Vogel
On Sat, Mar 16, 2019
at 02:50 PM, Maria Campbell wrote:
As a sighted person you may tell by looking, but we,
the blind, have to tell by vibration.
I actually seldom use anything on the drive itself as far as thumb
drives or SD cards go to determine whether a task is finished
writing. Virtually anything where I'm copying, saving, etc., to a
drive (be it a HDD or thumb/SD) gives a status that it's done.
Saving something like a word file, unless it were to be a
multi-thousand page tome, is always over before you could even
move your hand to pull the plug.
I'm not telling anyone that they should not use Eject if they so
choose. But what I am saying is that if you are confident that
there is no write activity currently in process for a USB
connected storage device that using Eject gains you nothing. Some
will always use it just for the comfort factor, and that's fine.
Just don't panic if you have to pull a drive without being able
to do so that you know was not being written to at the time.
Brian - Windows
10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763
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