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Author Topic: USB Thumb drive shut down  (Read 4693 times)

joeschell

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USB Thumb drive shut down
« on: September 11, 2011, 02:01:49 PM »

I inserted a USB flash drive 4GB and cannot find how to shut it down before removal. All I see is how to mount or unmount SD card storage. I don't see the USB symbol as I do when tethered to my laptop.
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Re: USB Thumb drive shut down
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 03:39:43 PM »

Hi joeschell
Not sure what this has to do with x10 but glad to help
If you have a my computer icon on your desktop just double click it
you will see a list of active drives
Right click on the flash/thumb drive and select eject it'll take a second or two and you should See a message that says you can safely remove the device
If you don't have a my computer icon go to start menu and computer or my computer depending on your OS and do the same thing as before.
Hope this helps. >!
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joeschell

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Re: USB Thumb drive shut down
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 04:31:58 PM »

I am not referring to my laptop. I am referring the the Airpad. When I insert a USB Flash Drive in the USB port on the Airpad I see no option anywhere to safely turn down the port on the Airpad as I do on my laptop. The documentation indicates that when the Airpad is tethered to the USB on my laptop I should see a USB icon on the Airpad as well. I assumed when plugging in a USB HDD or Flash Drive I should see an icon to safely turn down the Airpad USB port. The Airpad indicates Flash Drive corrupted when looking in Storage after removing the USB Flash Drive.
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Tesla

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Re: USB Thumb drive shut down
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 04:52:55 PM »

The Airpad indicates Flash Drive corrupted when looking in Storage after removing the USB Flash Drive.

I have also seen this behavior.

Un-mounting or Ejecting a USB Flash drive does not appear to be part of the base Android OS.

As a side-note ... it does seem to be able to access NTFS formatted flash drives.
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joeschell

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Re: USB Thumb drive shut down
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 06:47:59 PM »

Yes if reads all files on the USB Flash Drive and really doesn't corrupt the files on the Flash Drive but it always says the Flash Drive is corrupted when removing it. I am going to try formatting it in the Android OS and see what happens. Haven't tried doing that yet but will see if I can figure it out.
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Re: USB Thumb drive shut down
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 07:18:21 PM »

Duh  -:) didn't realize what thread i was on
Can't really help as i don't have an airpad but obviously have an airhead rofl
But I am sure the great people here will get you figured out in no time
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Tesla

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Re: USB Thumb drive shut down
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2011, 04:10:20 AM »

I just removed a flash drive and the AirPad started rebooting.

My tablet has been very stable (no crashes) for the past few days ... until it did that just now.
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Re: USB Thumb drive shut down
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 09:42:25 PM »

would unmounting the USB device via a terminal app
or ADB shell not unmount correctly?

umount /mountpoint

or

umount /dev/<devicename>

df or mount should tell you if it unmounted correctly
then. umount for removable drives is like
windows 'safely remove' in function.

I wish I knew how to write a a toggle app / widget,
that would be the easiest way to do it.



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