Originally posted by KMcD
In linux when you unmount a usb device you do not actually switch it off. Power is still being diverted to it, makes it ready to be mounted again when u need it.
yeah, that's what I meant. Is it safe to unplug on a condition like that?
In windows, I Stopped the device, and the light indicator turns ON. ( my device's light turns ON when it's "OFF")
in Linux, I umount the device , but the light still OFF.
I wonder whether it's safe or not to unplug .