External Hard Drive Safe Removal

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by akarmenia, Sep 10, 2011.

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    akarmenia

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    In Snow Leopard, ejecting an external hard drive powered it down after unmounting. On Lion, the drive is unmounted but the drive is not powered down. Plugging it out results in a sudden loss of power to the drive. I doubt it causes damage to new drives thanks to built-in emergency parking of the head, but why rely on this mechanism at all. Is there any way to overcome this?
     

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