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Chapter 11. The iPod as Hard Drive > Unmounting the iPod Drive

11.5. Unmounting the iPod Drive

You're not supposed to detach any kind of hard drive just by ripping its cord out of your computer. If it happens to be right in the middle of copying a file, or performing some automatic internal maintenance that you're not even aware of, you risk badly scrambling the data on that disk.

The same goes for the iPod. Yes, you can "eject" it as you would a CD—that, after all, is its whole delicious advantage—but only after first unmounting it (that is, removing its icon from the screen) like this:


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