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'Disk not ejected properly' question
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jmiddel
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Jan 20, 2012, 06:53 PM
 
When I want to disconnect an external HD, I first eject it via right click-Eject, and wait a couple of minutes before unplugging. The HD icon disappears in a second or two after the Eject. When I unplug the HD, it's spun down and the light is not blinking. Yet I get that message a lot of the time. This happens with multiple HDs, which work fine after I OK the error message. Oh, and the disks have all been checked before ejecting by DiskWarrior and are fine. Any ideas?
     
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Jan 20, 2012, 08:27 PM
 
Do these drives have multiple partitions? If so, are you ejecting all the partitions?

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jmiddel  (op)
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Jan 21, 2012, 12:55 PM
 
Some do, so I use Option right click Eject which then says Eject 2 partitions.
     
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Jan 23, 2012, 08:02 AM
 
I used to see this frequently with a flash drive. I now use Growl + HardwareGrowler which will display a notification when the partition(s) actually unmount.
     
   
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