usually when I forcefully plug out external HDD, it will make a specific kind of sound, let’s call this sound a scream for this post.
If I remember correctly, back when I’m still using win7 which is long time ago, when I want to unplug HDD, I had to click safely remove hardware so that the HDD will be plugged out in peace with no scream.
For a long time, I haven’t had external HDD. Now that I do, it always makes that screaming sound everytime I unplug it even if I already unmount the partition or using safely remove HDD from the gnome extension. It even scream when I turned off my laptop in the normal way while my external HDD still plugged in.
This scares me. What is the proper way to unplug external HDD?
Oh and while we are talking about HDD, I have sub question. Do internal HDD in HDD caddy of a laptop will drain power when they are not mounted at all?