Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to 1macprincess!)
sorry..tried to edit my OS to Mavericks 10.9, but it wouldn't take, so i'm doing it here.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to 1macprincess!)
Run Disk Utility (in Applications / Utilities). In the left hand column, select the external drive, then the First aid tab, and click Repair Disk.
When that is done, click Repair Permissions.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2013 6:37 PM (in response to Eustace Mendis)
hi eustace-thanks for the info. i had already run DU, but not on the ehd, just my imac. i need to set up reminders to do this regularly, as there was a lot of repairs.
at any rate, i completely disconnected the ehd after shutting down my computer, reattached, and everything seems to be in working order now. i did go ahead and try your suggestion, however, DU said it appears "ok", so go figure?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to 1macprincess!)
I consistently have this problem with EHD's. It appears to be a problem when the EHD spins down and the OS (10.9.1) gets unhappy waiting for the EHD to spin back up. The only cure I have found is to restart the computer which will release the OS and the EHD and make everything happy again. Apple needs to take a look at this problem.
I have a couple of ThunderBolt SSD EHD and I never have this problem with them as they never sleep. You just can't get sufficient size and they are very expensive.