Hi All, Just a little obeservation I made this afternoon. I have an external USB drive and when formatted normally (MacOS Extended), ejecting it from the desktop unmounts the volume AND ejects the drive (sends some kind of power down signal from what I can gather). This means the drive spins down, mine also blinks the LED, and I know its OK to remove the drive. However, since formatting the drive as encrypted, "ejecting" the drive only unmounts the volume but does not power down the drive. If I wait for a couple of minutes then the drive does power down but I suspect this is more to do with the manufacturer firmware settings than MacOS. In this situaton the only place I can see where I can actually "eject" the drive and send the power down signal is by right clicking on the drive (not volume) in Disk Utility and selecting Eject. This only works when the volume has already been ejected already (unmounted). Not a big problem but I dont like yanking out the USB cable with the disks still spinning (even though no volumes are mounted). It doesnt sound good as the drive makes a little squeak and a click as the motor stops and I assume the head slams back into its rest position?? As far as I can tell this is safe to do but I still would prefer not to. So my question is why does encrypting the drive mean that MacOS can no longer unmount AND eject but just unmount? I much prefer the eject action to do both. Re-formatting the drive back to non-encrypted returns the normal behaviour. I've tried various terminal commands to see if anything different happens and also the eject option within Alfred but with no luck. Any ideas? Cheers.