Disappearing External Drives....

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wheezy, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. wheezy macrumors 65816

    wheezy

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    #1
    So, Tiger has been about 90% good for me. I had a serious episode with iTunes and my iPod plugged in over USB 2.0. I had to reboot my computer twice yesterday because iTunes would stop responding, yada yada. That's a different issue though, that I have since taken care of.

    However!, since Tiger, I notice that sometimes, with fast-user switching, or even just logging out of my account, and then logging into a different account, my firewire drive just disappears. It stays powered on, but it won't mount. The power light is on, but no drive. Also, if I haven't accessed it in a while, say, 30 mins, when I go to access it, I just get the beachball, and the drive never actually spins up to speed to access data. I discovered I can just trick the OS and unplug/plig in the drive nice and quick, and suddenly it's accessing for me, but, it's quite annoying.

    So...ummm, yeah, It's a bus-powered firewire Toshiba 60GB 2.5" notebook drive. THANKS!

    What say ye?!
     
  2. falcoboy7 macrumors newbie

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    Nov 7, 2004
    #2
    While the external HD is plugged in, go to Disk Utility and click "mount" at the top. See if that helps.
     

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