7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 6:48 AM by Fleak
earthwhile Level 1 Level 1

I need to swap firewire 800 drives when editing. The only way I know of to do this safely is to close fcpx, swap drives and re-open fcpx. Clumsy, stupid, slow!

 

Is there any way to eject a drive safely while fcpx is open?

 

Thank you very much,

Larry


Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 27"imac 3.4 GHz intel Core i7, 16GB
  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Sorry, I don't know any way, but my reply will bump your question to the top of the list so others can see it.

  • Fleak Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    May I ask why you need to swap the drives?

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 6 Level 6

    I also think that one should be able to eject a drive from FCP X when it is not needed anymore.

    An eject button next to each drive, much like it appears in a Finder sidebar, is a feature that should be there

    The fact that one has to quit FCP X to be able to eject a drive is annoying, to say the least.

    You should use the Feedback menu in FCP X and request this feature.

     

    As to why one may need to swap the drives, sometimes it may not even come to that. You may for some reason connect a different drive for another purpose, be done with it and not be able to eject it because FCP X ended up "using it". Annoying, to say the least.

  • earthwhile Level 1 Level 1

    Fleak, I have 7 Seagate GoFlexDesk 3tb HDD, but only 4 firewire adaptors for them. There are times I need to attach one of the drives that is not connected to an adaptor and Final Cut Pro X won't let me disconnect a drive to do this, so my only option has been to close FCPX, make the switch and restart the program. It is so time consuming and inefficient.

     

    Thanks for asking.

  • earthwhile Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, Ian.

  • earthwhile Level 1 Level 1

    I will take your suggestion to use the FCPX feedback menu, Luis. Thanks for telling me about this.

  • Fleak Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    The reason I asked was that I did not (and still do not) understand why all your HDs are not connected in an array. As far as I found out the GoFlexDesk has two FW800 slots. Why don't you build an array with all of them? And what do you need an adaptor for? I have 5 HDs connected with one cable to the iMac and it works.

     

    Anyway, I also asked for that little button for the external drives last year. Hope there are more people like us who do not just complain but request.

     

    Cheers