USB flash memory

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Wed Aug 1 04:16:04 UTC 2007

Nigel Ridley wrote:
> Neil Winchurst wrote:
>> I have never tried using any flash memory sticks or such like. Does
>> anyone have any comments, warnings, advice etc please?
>> (Kubuntu Edgy, if that is useful).
>> Neil Winchurst
> Just be careful, not only to right click and 'Safely Remove', but also to 
> *actually wait* until it has finished syncing/copying your files - if you have 
> just copied a text file you won't even notice the time lag BUT if you have just 
> copied over tons of photos (or if it's an MP3 player) tons of songs, then *do make 
> sure* that it has *finished* before removing the stick (either a flashing 
> red/green light or an animated 'something' if it's an MP3/4 player).
And that indicates that it is a good idea to buy those that have some 
sort of indicator that activity takes place. I have one "no lights" and 
there you simply have to wait and more or less guess.


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