I have a 4TB drive that I use to backup a PC with some rather important files. My goal was to use the drive so that when the fire alarm goes off I can grab the drive and head out the building with everyone else and a backup of my important files. During the fire drill yesterday I wanted to test it so I pulled the USB and power and went outside with the drive. There were currently no backups running to the drive and nothing open that was looking to it. It is used strictly through windows backup. However, upon coming back from the drill I plugged it in to find it was corrupted. Since this was just a drill it’s not a big deal I just formatted it again and started another backup. My question however is this going to be a reoccurring theme? Do I have to properly eject it to prevent corruption? By the way when I say it corrupted I mean all the files became corrupted and unreadable it didn’t matter what it was I could not read it from the drive. Is there something I can do to make this viable or should I look else wear for a solution?
Thank You in Advance.