Ejecting a USB drive from Time Capsule

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  1. deany macrumors 68020

    deany

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    Hi

    I'm using a USB drive as an 'off site' backup of my Macbook Pro via the USB port on Time Capsule.

    I've just completed the first backup but how do I safely eject the drive external USB drive?

    I went Finder-Go-Computer-Shared (Airport Time Capsule)

    select the drive and 'disconnect'

    but the drive doesn't spin down. I get the feeling this is the wrong method.

    What is the best practice 'safest method' please?

    thank you
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Using finder has no effect on the USB drive of AirPort, othet that the network share gets unmounted from your computer and if no other activity happens, AirPort will let the drive spin down and sleep on its own.
    The old AirPort Utility had a button to safely unplug the USB drive. As the new one does not provide the same, I believe Apple has sorted it out by other means.
     

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  3. deany thread starter macrumors 68020

    deany

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    Thanks for your reply
    so is it okay to just unplug the USB drive after the backup, is that what you are saying?. (Yosemite)
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes, as long as a backup is not in progress, it is safe to just unplug it.
     
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