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Old 03-14-2007, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok this sounds like a dumb question, and it probably is, but I need to know anyway. With flash drives and such you have to go and click on the safely remove hardware button on the bottom right corner of windows so you don't ruin your drive right? Is that the case with the blackberry and the microsd card? Do I need to go through this step or is unplugging it without it not going to matter? I ruined my sd card by not clicking the button and don't want to do that again, but it's such a hastle to do everytime when I'm on and off the phone so much. Please let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok this sounds like a dumb question, and it probably is, but I need to know anyway. With flash drives and such you have to go and click on the safely remove hardware button on the bottom right corner of windows so you don't ruin your drive right? Is that the case with the blackberry and the microsd card? Do I need to go through this step or is unplugging it without it not going to matter? I ruined my sd card by not clicking the button and don't want to do that again, but it's such a hastle to do everytime when I'm on and off the phone so much. Please let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
Well.... My honest opinion is it is NOT needed..... But it never hurts to *unmount* first....

I am lazy and never unmount 1st and have never seen any issues....

How exactly did you *ruin* a card by not unmounting???
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I always "unmount" properly don't wanna hurt my girlfriend! wait thats not what you were talkin about MY BAD


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Just pull out and give it a kiss. (the BB)
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WOw.. I dont even know what *unmount* means. But, I always ALWAYS do it the long way just in case. I dont want anything to go wrong.
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Well.... My honest opinion is it is NOT needed..... But it never hurts to *unmount* first....

I am lazy and never unmount 1st and have never seen any issues....

How exactly did you *ruin* a card by not unmounting???

I don't know. I was in a hurry to get some pictures downloaded last Christmas and I just pulled the card out when the files were done transfering and wala! Neither my camera or my computer would even try reading the card. My sons first Christmas, gone. So I figured it must have been not "unmounting" (that's a funny term) my card. So I've always been really careful about it since. It's just a pain to do that each time my phone rings while i've got it plugged into the computer since the cord isn't long enough to talk on the phone and not be slouched over in my chair at work. Oh well, I don't want to ruin my microsd so maybe I'll just play it safe and keep going the long route.
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