Ejecting bulk peripherals

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Arkangil, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Arkangil macrumors regular

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    So given that the uMBP has two horizontally oriented USB ports, when I plug in the receiver for my Logitech keyboard and mouse, and my external monitor via mini-dp, it leaves very little room to use the other USB port.

    My solution for this was to use a powered USB hub for everything, and then just plug the hub into my MBP.

    At any one time, I will always have plugged into the hub my logitech receiver, and my external hard drive. Often I will also have plugged in an iPod or two, and a video camera, and sometimes a digital still camera.

    When I have just the external hard drive plugged in, and I want to move the computer without shutting it down, I will eject the hard drive, and then just unplug the hub. However when I have more than one device, I have to eject each one.

    Is there a way I can streamline this process? Or better yet, despite the warning, and I really doing potential harm to any of the devices by just unplugging the hub without ejecting each device?

    Thanks for your help all.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Is the keyboard and mouse Bluetooth? If so why not pair them and ditch the dongle.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Sorry mate my phone didn't load your whole post. Me personally I just eject any drives and unplug everything else kinda like you. Never had an issue in years.
     
  4. Arkangil thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, it's not bluetooth. I couldn't afford the bluetooth set (MX Revolution, or something like that).

    This is the Wireless Wave for Mac set.

    I realize that if I can get a bluetooth set that would resolve my sizing issue, however since I still have more than one peripheral at any given time, I believe the USB hub is still my best option, which again leaves me with the same problem.

    I did just order Snow Leopard, which claims to have better ejecting support, so maybe there is something in that? I am new to Mac (2 months or so).
     
  5. Arkangil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Excuse the double post in my own thread, but does anyone have any suggestions? Can what I am asking for even be done?
     

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