External hard drive not mounted after reboot

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  1. happycadaver, Sep 28, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2015

    happycadaver macrumors regular

    happycadaver

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    #1
    I would like to address an issue i have since Yosemite, which didn't really bother me until now.

    I have an external hdd stack (USB 3.0), on which my media library is stored. If i start my iMac normally, this drive is mounted and iTunes is able to find it. If i make a reboot. the drive isn't mounted - but still powered on, since it does not go into standby during a reboot - and i can't use my library. The only option is to to a shutdown and restart. I even added the drive to my user account, which did help with an external drive a couple of years ago. Didn't help in this case.

    Is there another solution to ensure the auto-mount of the external drive, regardless of the state of OS?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    #2
    I realize this answer may seem simplistic, but have you tried unplugging/reconnecting the USB cord after the reboot?

    Something else to try:
    Download Semulov, a small, free utility:
    http://www.kainjow.com
    When launched, it puts an icon in the menu bar. You can select from items in its list to mount and unmount volumes.

    Does Semulov "see" your [after rebooting] "unmounted" volume?
    What happens if you choose it in Semulov's list?
     
  3. happycadaver thread starter macrumors regular

    happycadaver

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    #3
    Yes, unplugging works, but i don't like making unsafe removals with USB equipment. Can't be healthy in the long run.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    OP wrote:
    "Yes, unplugging works, but i don't like making unsafe removals with USB equipment. Can't be healthy in the long run."

    In that case, follow this procedure:
    1. Shut down computer
    2. UNplug USB drive after the Mac has powered down.

    then, when it's necessary to reboot:
    1. Reboot Mac
    2. When you get to the finder, re-plugin the USB drive.

    This "works around" the "unsafe removal"...
     

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