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2259 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2009 9:33 AM by VRS
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 7:20 AM (in response to VRS)Did it give a reason?
Was this the first time using the drive? I wonder if Spotlight might have been trying to index the drive. You could stop that by adding the drive to Spotlight's privacy list.
What kind of drive (Firewire, USB)?G4 Quicksilver dual 800 MHz 2x120 GBHDs 1.5GBRAM dual-boot 10.4.11 9.2.2, 2 G3 beiges, IIci
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 8:24 AM (in response to VRS)As was indicated, adding the drive to the privacy list for Spotlight helps. Of course this will limit your ability to search for files on that hard drive.
Ensuring no other application is reading or writing to the drive before you wish to eject it is another.
Shutting down the computer before disconnecting the drive will also work safely.
Since you had to remove it once unsafely, make sure the next time you connect it, any data you don't have elsewhere is backed up*:
and then repair its directory*:
- * Links to my pages may give me compensation.An Apple user since 1981, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 9:33 AM (in response to Limnos)I intended to add that it was the first time I used the drive; also, the reason given was that it was in use - however, I had closed all of the programs etc and couldn't eject the drive. The drive is USB.
VernoniMac (Tiger) and MBPro (Leopard), Mac OS X (10.4.11)