Originally Posted by Kiros
I don't know if it would still be safe just because the device doesn't have moving parts. I remember that my friend's flash drive (2GB) had to be reformatted because we just pulled it out like we always did. It didn't have any (noticeable) activity on it while we were unplugging it, yet doing so corrupted it enough for it to not have a recognizable format
yea and my bros friends at school where using an SD card in a reader which went bad when pulled out..
same with those USB stick drives