2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 6:17 AM by léonie
mcskollie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

anyone else had a problem with Aperture crashing external HDs?

Aperture runs off my MBP, but i have my library (luckily backed up) stored on an external drive.

Aperture 3 seems to have corrupted both a WD & Seagate where i had my library kept..

 

this only happened after it kept asking to be re-registered, eventually froze so i went through app cleaner and was going to re-install, when it took out my entire external HD..

first time i didn't put 2& 2 together.

but i doubt it happening twice is sheer coincidence.

 

help?


Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Aperture library on external (mac extended& journaled) HD corrupting the drive?
    William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,350 points)

    I've never, ever heard of this.

     

    External drives die all the time.  Like, LOTS.  So I would say it's not coincidence, it's just that lots of external enclosures are extremely unreliable.

  • 2. Re: Aperture library on external (mac extended& journaled) HD corrupting the drive?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)

    Like William Lloyd said.

     

    I see really no way that Aperture could have corrupted a drive. Usually it is the other way around - if a drive is no longer working well, or has the wrong formatting, or is connected by an unstable network it  may corrupt your Aperture library.

    eventually froze so i went through app cleaner and was going to re-install, when it took out my entire external HD..

    However, what may make your mounted devices vanish or cause problems with your System and Applications are all kind of "cleaning" apps. Cleaners and general-purpose uninstallers tend to remove files and clean caches that are essential for the performance. Cleaning caches will slow your mac down, until the caches have been rebuilt. Cleaning the System Cache will even prevent Aperture from playing or importing videos. Removing packages may stop other apps from working. I suspect your cleaning may have caused this trouble, see:

     

    Is AppCleaner safe to use?

     

    To uninstall it is safer to use the uninstallers provided by the manufacturer, see this:

    Uninstalling applications

     

    Regards

    Léonie