Back up hard drive unplugging

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by parkschr, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. parkschr macrumors member

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    Everytime I go to take my laptop in the other room (by unplugging the power cord and the external hard drive cord), I forget to eject my external hard drive and I get that message stating I did not properly eject the disk.

    Is there a way around this without having to drag the external hard drive to the trash can or eject it?

    Is there a preference somewhere that does not allow it to mount to the desktop?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It really is not that difficult to eject the disk by dragging it to the Trash or highlighting it and pressing Command + E.
     
  3. riptideMBP macrumors 6502

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    There is a way to keep disks from mounting, but that would be the same as not plugging the external in in the first place
     
  4. parkschr thread starter macrumors member

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  5. atMac macrumors 6502

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    Get Windows. Its smart enough to not care and still never screw up your drive. I've never understood why OS X still has problems with this. I've been just yanking drive out of Windows machines since 2001 and never had any problem.
     
  6. parkschr thread starter macrumors member

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    I've worked with both Windows and Mac for 15 years at work. I don't ever plan on getting a Windows during my lifetime.
     

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