Ejects (but not really!) my hard drive

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by zamboknee, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. zamboknee macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2009
    I've noticed since El Capitan update (maybe even Yosemite) that OS X will pop up a dialog box about my external hard drive not being properly ejected (screenshot).
    However, when I go to Finder it's still there.
    Not a MAJOR issue, more of an annoyance but wondering if anyone else has been seeing this.
    The external drive is older (about 8 years old, Western Digital WD32000ME-01) but works great.

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  2. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    first, you should really replace that drive; 8 years is a long time for a mechanical hard drive. second, make sure it's os x extended (journaled) as a format before you start using it. last...sounds like your drive is sporadically losing it's connection to your mac, which can't be a good thing (you can try resetting the SMC for your mac, google that). but really...consider a new external drive...

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