External Hard Drive Freezes My Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by NSNick, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. NSNick macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2008
    Washington D.C.
    Eventually but not immediately whenever my Western Digital 1TB drive is plugged into my mac mini, any program accessing the external hard drive will freeze with related spinning beach ball. If I open the external drive it will not show that there are any files on it. If I manually unplug the drive, everything that was frozen magically unfreezes. Thoughts?
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    If you use the external hard drive on another Mac, does the issue still persist?
  3. kitejoce macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2009
    Maybe I'm a little late but I have the same problem. I tried the HD on an other Mac and it did the same thing. Any advise.

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