"Safely" removing USB hard drive

John Baldwin jhb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jun 9 04:55:26 PDT 2003

On 09-Jun-2003 Brandon S. Allbery " KF8NH wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-06-09 at 02:36, Remington L. wrote:
>> I have a USB keychain storage device. I can get it working fine but I cant
>> figure out how to properly disconnect it. In windows I can detach the drive
>> and the LED on the USB keychain goes off. Can this be accomplished in FBSD
>> 5.1? Or is unmounting and simply removing it safe?
> Simply unmounting it should be good enough.  "camcontrol stop" will
> probably do what you want (*after* unmounting it).

or 'camcontrol eject'.  eject is what I use to disconnect my firewire iPod
for example.


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