I've seen several discussions on external drives randomly ejecting, but didn't see any concise resolution. I have a Western Digital Passport, P/N WD320ME-01 2209A, using the OEM USB (2.0 I think) cable (~12 inches long). My ~4 year old mac book is running OSX 10.7.3. I use this drive for Time Machine B/U. Seemed to work ok (no ejects) when Leopard was the OS, but, after going to Snow Leopard, and now Lion, I get 'disk improperly ejected' errors when trying to run TM, or ever Repair under Disk Utilities. I did get one good TM back up, under Lion, after reformating the drive [extended (journaled)], but the next time I tried to run TM I started getting the 'improperly ejected' errors. Don't know if there is an issue with Lion (and earlier SL), or with WD drives. The fact that it originally worked leads
I have a 1 TB WD external hard drive I store my music and videos on. I have noticed that the hard drive will randomly eject itself causing me to have to turn the external hard drive off and back on for the iMac to mount it again. I have a new iMac i5 and had a 24" 2.4 GHz iMac previously. I was using the firewire port on my previous iMac before and would occasionally experience this problem. However, having to use the USB port on the new iMac it is occurring on a daily basis. I have tried different ports on the back of the iMac thinking it was a USB problem, but that didn't seem to help. I have run disk utility and it says the drive is in good health.
I have a Seagate 500gb GoFlex external drive, which I'm using with Time Machine to backup my MacBook Pro. Now, when ever I eject the drive (by right clicking or dragging to trash) it appears to disconnect from my MacBook, but the drive itself continues running, i.e., the lights stay on and I can still here the fans / drive whirring away. This continues unless I pull the USB cable out. Is this normal? Should the drive completely shutdown upon ejecting? Or is simply 'ejecting' from the MacBook enough for 'safe' removal?
i have Macbook Pro 2011 8GB RAM, 1 TB Hard drive OSX Mavrick. i recently ejected my back up drive but it was not a properly ejected now when i plug in the computer it doesnt come up as hard drive. it shows up in the disk utlity but it doesnt open its my backup drive and i dont want to loose m data
i have a Beyond Micro mobile disk USB external hard drive connected to my imac running Leopard. Once in a while during it randomly ejects by itself and i get the "Unsafe Removal" warning pop up. I don't do anything to the drive at all. Is it a software thing? or is it about to bail?
I have a external SATA drive that was used on my old Windows laptop. The interface for the drive is USB 3.0. Whenever i try to view my files on the drive, the drive randomly disconnects, and notifications pop up saying that the drive was not ejected properly.
Also the drive has been reformatted to a Mac format, but it still continues to do this.
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
So I have an external hard drive hooked up to my MBP via USB. I've noticed that every now and then (maybe every half hour or hour?) the drive spins up. It's actually really annoying, as the drive makes a loud sound as it spins up.
I can't figure out why it does this; the drive spins up and then goes back idle. Time machine is DISABLED, spotlight index on the drive is DISABLED as well. I use the drive solely for storing movies/music. There are NO applications installed on it. The only apps I have open are finder/preview/safari/firefox/adium/itunes. My guess is that some process is trying to access the drive for whatever reason now and then.
I have had my new iMac 21.5" for about 2 weeks now. Yesterday I picked up a 500 GB LaCie USB Drive to be used for my Time Machine drive. I have the drive connected directly to a usb port on the iMac. Sometimes when the iMac goes to sleep, when I wake up the iMac I get the dreaded "This Drive Has Not Been Disconnected Properly" warning.
I have made sure that the "Put Hard Disk(s) to Sleep Whenever Possible" option is not selected under the Energy Preferences. I have tried multiple usb ports, same issue. This isn't a constant issue, it just happens sometimes. Is there anyway to tell Time Machine to mount and unmount my drive when needed?
All software uptodate. I have strange issue with USB ports. After ejecting USB drive (external HDD, powered by USB bus), which worked perfectly, USB port does not recognize anything, nor providing power. Turning MBP off and then booting back solves this issue.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), MBP 15" 2011
I own a new MBP (October 2008 model) and just two days ago my optical drive has started making weird noises whenever I bring my computer out of sleep. It makes a noise like it is ejecting a disk three times, about once a second for 3 seconds. This is really annoying, especially when I use my computer to take notes during lecture because everyone looks to see who is the douche bag with the noisy computer disrupting class. Any suggestions?
After ejecting it from a PC, I went to plug it back into my Mac Air and it's not showing up anywhere. The files I need cannot be found through Spotlight, it's not showing up on the desktop or disk utility or the sidebar. I've tried it on other laptops so it may just be my flashdrive. I have the latest OS (Yosemite, 10.10.1) and a 13in, mid 2012 mac air.The flashdrive is a Sony 32gb URL....
The Super Drive on my MBP seems to be completely busted, whenever I try to read a DVD or CD it takes the disc in, spins it around a couple of times and then ejects it again without ever coming up with any options as to what to do with the disc. Discs don't appear in Finder either. It's obviously failing to read the discs and ejecting them within 30 seconds.
Now I've searched for a solution and as a result I've reset the NVRAM to no avail, and also tried using a CD lens cleaner but that seemed to have no effect either, I guess maybe as it got ejected within just 30 seconds as every other disc does.
The next solution I've found online is to delete Finder's preference files. The files I'm supposed to delete are "com.apple.finder.plist" and com.apple.sidebars.plist", however neither of these files appear to exist on my computer.
I remember discovering the fault while my MBP was still in warranty but I rarely use the Super Drive so totally forgot about it and it's now out of warranty
This is proving a bit a bit of a puzzle to me. I have a 1TB External LaCie hard drive connected directly to my iMac via USB. It has two partitions, both empty. I set the back-up going and it works for a while and then I get:"Time Machine could not complete the backup. The backup disk may have been ejected or disconnected from your computer."
I've amended the Energy Saver settings in the system preferences to keep the machine on given the length of time the first update is going to take, but this doesn't seem to make any difference - and I'm not even touching it! I promise! Then the drive disappears from the disk utility. I then have to turn it off and then on again to get it back. I have the TM widget and this is what it has to say:
Starting standard backup Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine backup 70/Backups.backupdb Ownership is disabled on the backup destination volume. Enabling. Backup content size: 196.7 GB excluded items size: 1.7 GB for volume Macintosh HD 233.92 GB required (including padding), 465.34 GB available
When I go into Itunes, I cannot eject drive. When I look at Toast settings, it says that there's no recorder. When I press eject on the keyboard, it doesn't. But when I press alt, command ... I and O (on restart) it opens.
If I need to reinstall the DVD driver, how do I do this please?(Because I inherited this Mac from my previous company; and don't have any software cds).
I bought and installed a Bluray drive and have it connected Via one of the 2 extra SATA under the fan assembly. Heres my problem after installing it the second drive won't eject Via the keyboard command (Option +Eject Key) but the bluray drive ejects with either that command or the basic eject key. I still have the second drive (The DVD Drive) connected with the second cable connector on the ATA cable. Should I have connected it to the first/top cable connector instead? and ever since I added the bluray drive my dvd drive has been hanging or refusing to eject discs unless I restart my mac then it will eject it on startup?
it's about six months old but gets a *lot* of use.
I notice that the superdrive will sometimes randomly eject a DVD drive after it has been inserted. Last week it took me up to 10 minutes to insert a DVD - I had to keep trying to reinsert it, then I finally rebooted a couple of times and it eventually worked. Sometimes when I bring my laptop back from sleep it ejects the DVD for no reason. I also notice that sometimes when playing a DVD, it will freeze up in full screen mode. I have to hit the power button and reboot as the laptop is completely frozen at this point - this has happened a couple of times in the past few weeks, I think it's related to the random ejects.
I was trying to import a cd into my macbook pro this afternoon and it went in and clicked into place but then started making a huming sort of noise, but was you could hear it was not spinning, about 20 seconds later it ejected. I tried it multiple times and restarted my computer but nothing seemed to help. The disk drive isn't bent out of shape or anything and I've never had a problem with it until now.
Yesterday all of a sudden my drive stopped working. I inserted a music cd to copy its tracks to my ipod and nor did I get the cd recognised by my mac nor does it get ejected! I have the cd stuck in my mac! When I press the eject button on my keyboard I get the eject sign on my screen but no life from the drive.
My optical drive seems to reject everything i put into it. It shoes up in system profiler and about this mac, but when i try to put a dvd or cd in they will spin and make noises and then the computer will just eject em.
I have an iBook G4 with the slot load Optical Drive and right now I can't get the disk that's currently in it out. When I press the eject key I can hear it trying to eject it but then it goes back inside and it reads normally. I need to get the disk inside it out for the disk costs more than the computer it's in. I tried several ways to eject it, the slot isn't bent but I took a knife and felt inside the optical drive for anything that can be blocking it and noticed some piece of metal right in the front of the optical drive blocking the CD inside. I think it's something to protect the CD while it's in the drive but it look's like it's jammed. I will take the computer apart and pull the drive out if I have to but is there an easier way?
I got West Wing stuck in my computer. I'm on an Intel Macbook (No Open Firmware >_<)I've tried:
1. Using a credit card to keep the CD from spinning.
2. Ejecting the CD in every program I can think of.
3. Going into Terminal and entering the eject command.
Whenever I boot up my computer, it takes about 20 minutes before my computer gives up on trying to eject the CD. I've tried pretty much everything. I'm trying to avoid taking this to the Genius Bar if possible. I'm a college kid and as such can't really afford to lose my computer for them to fix it. Anyone have any other suggestions? (i.e. is there a manual eject that anyone wants to suggest? Or anything else?)
I'm trying to backup on my G-Mini so I can prepare to switch to a newer OS. I had some problems last tiem I tried this, but it ended up working in the end, this was about three months ago. This time, it doesn't want to work. The drive is attached by a USB.
The three tims it told me it wasn't mounted properly. Then it told me the connection was broken/disk ejected. I retsarted twice, and now I've been repeatedly getting that response. It beings to prepare, then spontanously ejects without me touching a thing.