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    Safely Eject First - Why?
    Can anyone do me a favour and explain to me why we need to eject hard drives and memory sticks? i always wondered... I have googled endlessly and only come up with troubleshoots etc.

    Also, what is the difference between a megabyte and a megabit? im very confused.

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Trying to explain it better than those links would be really difficult, and even then, since I am self taught on Macs, I still get confused

    Can anyone do me a favour and explain to me why we need to eject hard drives and memory sticks? i always wondered... I have googled endlessly and only come up with troubleshoots etc.
    See the second post here:
    Why is it necessary to eject drives before removing? - Flash-Media - Storage

    Also, what is the difference between a megabyte and a megabit? im very confused.
    Difference between Megabit(Mb) and MegaByte

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    On both PC's and Macs, simply unplugging devices rather than eject can cause corruption to the information.files contained on the device. Like shuttin g down your computer, use the hut down process rather than simply pulling the plug.

    A bit is a single character of data, and a vyte if eight characters. Hence 8 bits = 1 byte. This explains it in more detail:-


    Megabyte Versus Megabit
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    thanks for the help guys, really cleared things up for me.
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