"disk not ejected properly"

Gouvea

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May 28, 2019
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São Paulo, Brazil
Hello,

I'm getting this error message "disk not ejected properly" on my new MacMini. I'm using two external HD's. I've used these same external HD's for years on my MBP with zero problems. Now, on this MacMini running OSMojave I get this error message.

Any ideas why?
 

yukari

macrumors 6502
Jun 29, 2010
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Hello,

I'm getting this error message "disk not ejected properly" on my new MacMini. I'm using two external HD's. I've used these same external HD's for years on my MBP with zero problems. Now, on this MacMini running OSMojave I get this error message.

Any ideas why?
Disable “put hard disk to sleep” in power preference.

I had the same problem with my Mac mini. After unchecking put HD to sleep, I no longer have that problem.
 

Gouvea

macrumors newbie
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May 28, 2019
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São Paulo, Brazil
I´m not sure if it´s related, but I tried to install a font that had some validation problem and Font Book became unresponsive. This font is on one of this external HD´s.
 

Gouvea

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2019
15
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São Paulo, Brazil
Sometimes a "weak" drive connecting cable can cause problems like this...
I just tested this cable on my MBP and.. zero problems. But I think the problem is not on the hardware. I just noticed that one of the docking station lights (that indicates my Time Machine HD's activity) blinks continuously. On Time Machine Preferences I see the "Encrypting" message. Picture below:
https://imgur.com/gnasksK

There's an "i" icon on right side. When I click on it I see this message. Picture below:
https://imgur.com/2cxYYCq

Why's Time Machine encrypting my backups?
 

Gouvea

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2019
15
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São Paulo, Brazil
Today, I decided to erase my Time Machine partition, because I couldn't find a solution for the "Encrypting" message, and I suspected that it could be the cause of the problem related to this thread. But it didn't work. It happened again.

Now I have no idea what could possibly be causing this ejection problem.