I have a external seagate 1TB USB hard disk. Every time I connect it to my computer it gets automatically mounted. While removing it I select
safely remove option rather than
unmount because I read somewhere that it is recommended.
I have two questions:-
Is true that just unmounting can damage my hard disk. Should I always select
safely removeoption? (I know the difference between
safely removeand I have also noted that unmounting removes it from file table entry but safely removing actually stops using it. The power supply LED goes off after safely removing which doesn't happen with unmount).
The first question leads me to this! How do I `safely remove my hard disk from command line?
(I know how to
umount it.. but even if I unmount it it is still shown in
I don't want that)