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Moving an external hard drive while running

I mean physically moving the drive around. I've never dealt with external hard drives before. Just plugged this wd mypassport to test the transfer rate. At one point I 'safely ejected' the drive. A ...
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Run external hard drive without case

My external hard drive case broke. The drive still works. Can I just place it on my desk, out of the way, without it being in a case? Does it have to have a fan?
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Install XP on an external USB stick in a macbook without OS X installation damage

I have a macbook pro running os x lion and would like to play some windows xp games (grand thef auto san andreas, etc). Through vmware fusion or parallels it is quite slow and my disk is full so ...
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Is it safe to just yank an external hard drive if you know nothing is writing to it?

Yes, I know somewhat about the possibility of data corruption if there was data that hadn't been all written to it. But I just saw this: Note:If u remove HDD(not USB sticks) without safely ...