Re: Compact flash; is it hot lugable
From: Wolfgang Denk (wd_at_denx.muc.de)
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 01:27:43 GMT
Alpinekid <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I was wondering if the compact flash is actually hot pluggable?
No, it is not. Actually you can easily kill your CF card by removing
it while a write operation is in progress.
>I know the USB spec says that the USB device itself is hot pluggable.
This is something different. If you unplug the USB device while a
write operation to CF is in progress the CF card may die all the
>I was also wondering if all USB devices are actually hot pluggable or
>have some manufactures cheated.
I wouldn't hold my breath here.
>I realize that I still have to do the right thing in linux and unmount
>the device before unplugging. No device can protect me from that kind of
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