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Procedure behind Remove device safely [duplicate]

Is was wondering what sequence of steps does the OS take when we trigger the remove device safely option? Are the steps OS (in)dependent?
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Is it worth safely removing devices in Windows Vista and above [duplicate]

I have just read that in Windows Vista and above, when you "Safely Remove" a device the USB port is not disabled and data can still be transferred. I know that you can change this behavior so that the ...
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Unplugged my USB 3 without safely removing hardware and now my other machine won't read it

The title says it all, really! I unplugged my usb 3 drive to take it to my lounge and plug into the media centre and hey presto, it can see the drive, but it shows as an empty folder. Funnily enough ...
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External HDD is always in use when trying to safely remove

I have a WD 1TB Elements external hard drive and every time I use the Windows 7 "safely remove" feature, it gives me a dialog telling that a process is using the disk. Using Sysinternals Process ...
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Will unplugging a USB key without safely removing it cause problems?

I often pull out the USB stick without having to first eject USB, but so far I have not had any problems. Would this lead to problems in the future?