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Manually mount external hard dives after starting the computer.

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Each time I start my 2009 Mac Pro, I quickly see my Seagate and WD external hard drives on the desktop, then both disappears.  This also is the same for my iDrive.  Then I have to go to Disk Utility to mount both drives and sign into me.com in system preference to see my iDrive.  I have setup the drives to appear on the desktop and to get the iDrive to show I had to set in Finder/Preferences/General and set it as an Connected Server.  But on my Macbook, I did not have to set the iDrive as a Connect Server to see it on the desktop. The Seagate is connected with FireWire and the WD USB.  Once mounted, both work just fine but its getting annoying to have to mount the drives each time.  Has anyone else had this issue?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Chris Hayden Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    With the Finder/Preferences/General items selected (see image) you should have everything you want. If you don't, I would leave these selected, open Disk Utility and run Repair Permissions* on that drive. If that doesn't work, call tech support.

     

    *might be a good idea anyway.

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    PattonMC wrote:

     

    Each time I start my 2009 Mac Pro, I quickly see my Seagate and WD external hard drives on the desktop, then both disappears.  This also is the same for my iDrive.  Then I have to go to Disk Utility to mount both drives and sign into me.com in system preference to see my iDrive.  I have setup the drives to appear on the desktop and to get the iDrive to show I had to set in Finder/Preferences/General and set it as an Connected Server.  But on my Macbook, I did not have to set the iDrive as a Connect Server to see it on the desktop. The Seagate is connected with FireWire and the WD USB.  Once mounted, both work just fine but its getting annoying to have to mount the drives each time.  Has anyone else had this issue?

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  • Chris Hayden Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    Wow, I would definitely pass that hardware conflict along to Apple's Feedback as a public service. That link is: apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

     

    Thanks for letting me, and the support community, know!

  • Colin Robinson Level 6 Level 6 (8,290 points)

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

     

    Use the insert link option Chris, it makes people less likely to mis-key

     

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    Regards,

    Colin R.

  • Chris Hayden Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    Off topic for this discussion, Colin. In this case, the link demonstrates there are other feedback categories available. BUT, really, shouldn't you start another discussion of your own if you just want to chat with people. Highjacking is easier I guess. Today's topic: "Manually mount external hard dives after starting the computer". Focus, Colin, Focus.

     

     

    Colin Robinson wrote:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

     

    Use the insert link option Chris, it makes people less likely to mis-key

     

    Screen Shot 2011-08-21 at 15.01.59.png

    Regards,

    Colin R.

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