Dismount time machine disk?

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  1. MikeD. macrumors newbie

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    Using 13" MBP with 8 GB ram, hooked to a 24" Apple Display, running Time Machine to a Seagate 1 TB drive. After putting the system to sleep, it frequently wakes and tells me the drive was not properly dismounted. I close the window, click sleep again, and it's usually fine. What's causing this?

    Mike
     
  2. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Are you unmounting the Time Machine drive before sleep?
     
  3. MikeD. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I wasn't dismounting the drive, should I?
     
  4. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure, you should try it though. You would think that wouldn't make a difference, for example a Mac Pro can have several internal hard drives, and having to dismount them before sleep wouldn't make much sense.
     
  5. hoxley macrumors regular

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    internal drives are non-ejectable (obviously) but the ejectable flag is important in this case.
     
  6. MikeD. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Seagate is a USB drive, and I am not disconnecting it prior to putting the system to sleep so the disconnect message seems strange.
     

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