That procedure is standard for removable memory cards and removeable USB drives, but is not required for my Memorex Thumb Drive. If you get the screen to shut down the drive before removing, it would be a good idea to follow the procedure. It only takes a second.
I just bought a Creative USB mp3 player and I just noticed that when the player is plugged into the USB port there is an icon in the task bar. That in itself I expected but when I clicked on the icon I was led thru the pocess of shutting the USB item down before removing it from the port. I'm not familiar with this process. I thought that with any USB peripheral that you could plug / unplug them whenever you chose.
Do I have to go through a sequence of steps to remove a USB item from the port?
Thanks in advance,