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What causes my USB harddrive to stop working after unmounting?

I have recently bought an external harddrive to use with my Linux notebook. The harddrive is spec'ed at USB 3.0 while the notebook only supports USB 2.0. The drive seems to work fine when I plug it ...
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Freeware to dismount locked USB drive [closed]

I'm searching for free software to dismount locked USB drives. Sometimes when you want to dismount drive under Windows 7 it says that it is locked by some process. I need something that can do the ...
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Should I unmount a USB drive before unplugging it?

When you unplug an USB drive without unmounting, your OS warns you about how dreadful could be such operation for your devices (I'm on OSX). I usually follow the advice, unmounting before unplugging, ...