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YigalB
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Can the Flash drive be removed while printing?

Can I remove the flash drive while printing is running on my Prusa Mini?

In other words, is the gcode file copied to the controller before starting? Or is the data is fetched from the flash drive?

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Posted by: @yigalb

Can I remove the flash drive while printing is running on my Prusa Mini?

In other words, is the gcode file copied to the controller before starting? Or is the data is fetched from the flash drive?

Confirmed.  It is reading while printing.

https://forum.prusaprinters.org/forum/hardware-firmware-and-software-help/usb-stick-required-to-continue-printing/

Posted : 22/08/2021 3:24 pm
cwbullet
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flash drive

I have never tried, but I think the flash drive needs to stay in place.  

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Posted : 22/08/2021 4:40 pm
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cwbullet
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drive

 

Posted by: @yigalb

Can I remove the flash drive while printing is running on my Prusa Mini?

In other words, is the gcode file copied to the controller before starting? Or is the data is fetched from the flash drive?

Confirmed.  It is reading while printing.

https://forum.prusaprinters.org/forum/hardware-firmware-and-software-help/usb-stick-required-to-continue-printing/

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 22/08/2021 4:44 pm
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Richard D
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By "confirmed" ...

do you mean that it's confirmed that you CANNOT remove the flash drive while printing?
I'm assuming so, but the language is a little odd to me, as the question was "Can I remove the flash drive while printing is running on my Prusa Mini?", and an answer of "confirmed" appears to say that you can ...

Posted : 14/09/2021 7:04 pm
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YigalB
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Topic starter answered:
Confirmed or not confirmed? this is the question

Yes, sometimes language is not as well defined as math equations, yet it seems that while the printing is going on, the flash drive is being constantly read.

So it is confirmed I can't plug it out during the 3D printing time.  

Posted : 14/09/2021 7:36 pm
cwbullet
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Flash drive

Ditto.  Same way with my 2 clones and my 3 Prusa Minis.

Posted by: @yigalb

Yes, sometimes language is not as well defined as math equations, yet it seems that while the printing is going on, the flash drive is being constantly read.

So it is confirmed I can't plug it out during the 3D printing time.  

 

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Chuck H
3D Printer Review Blog...
Posted : 14/09/2021 7:43 pm
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