There must be a way to do this...

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Mac_i_Am, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Cool story...
    When i plug in my external hard drive, it mounts and i can see it in the Finder window under Collections. Then when i dont need to use it, i Eject it so it doesnt keep spinning.

    But how do I get it to mount again w/o physically unplugging and plugging it back in the USB slot?

    (It's a real chore reaching around in the iMac)
     
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    Intell

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    Mount it again with Disk Utility or a Terminal command.
     
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    Finder > Go > Utilities (CMD+SHIFT+U) > Disk Utility > select external HDD > press MOUNT

    Or turn the HDD off and on again.
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    I use Semulov. It's free and sits in your menubar. Allows you to unmount/mount any drive.

    I've been using it since Snow Leopard and it works just fine in 10.8.3
     
  6. Mac_i_Am, Apr 3, 2013
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    Nice, just tried it and does just that.

    Any way to only show external drives only? It's showing Boot OS X and Recovery HD?

    EDIT:
    There's a beta 1.7 version that apparently hides those drives.

    EDIT 2: After trying Semulov for a longer period, it sadly does not work.
    It does a good job showing and hiding the external drive in the Finder but does not actually "unmount" it.
    The disk keeps spinning until I go in Disk Utility and eject it.

    Will be uninstalling it now...
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    Where do you see 1.7?
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    It's 1.6 on cnet.
     
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    Developer mentioned it in a reply here:
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23347/semulov

    "Hi. I've just put together a 1.7 beta that allows ignoring volumes based on name. Check it out if you'd like and let me know what you think:
    http://www.kainjow.com/downloads/Semulov_1.7_beta.zip"
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    Thanks Mac. I am blind. :)
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    What kind of port does the volume use? Thunderbolt? Firewire?

    Admittedly I've only used it with internal DMG's, CD's, internal partitions and external USB drives... all of which mount/unmount fine with this utility. (And now with 1.7 I don't have to see my Boot Camp partition anymore).
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    What brand is it? Western Digital. Seagate? A hybrid?

    Is it possible you installed some of those useless utility apps/drivers that come with these drives? You have something preventing it from being recognized as dismounted - a function that is relatively straightforward with OSX.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors member

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    It's a seagate 2tb drive.
    Just formatted it for mac and ran it. Never installed any of their stuff.

    I may try it with a different HD brand and see if it changes anything.
     

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