Originally Posted by pmccumber
You have to "Safely Remove" on a Mac too. Here is a link discussing it:
There are many more threads on it and it makes sense.
If you are WRITING to a media, the computer has to know when you are done writing. If you force the media to close the device incessantly, which is the only way this could make it safe to just yank it at any time, it would be a drain on the system. Now, most PCs, even fancy PCs like Macs, do close out a filehandle after a write but that isn't guaranteed. Even on a Mac.
It doesn't make it a POS, it is understanding how the system works.
Sorry. The PoC comment does not come just because of this issue. And yes i do agree all has to be removed safely but working on both systems for a long time the MACs are far less problematic and have way less issues. I have or had one PC at work here and rebuilt it more time than i can count (which is not much i know) and we finally got rid of it and got a MAC for that sales person. Sorry if i offended the PC users.