To safely remove or not to safely remove? That is the question… although another one might reasonably be, “well, what difference does it really make?”. Since the arrival of USB drives, we have been warned that they need to be “safely removed” using the correct method in Windows, rather than just being yanked out — but now this changes.

https://betanews.com/2019/04/07/windows-10-safely-remove-usb/