External Hard Drive Safe Removal

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by akarmenia, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. akarmenia macrumors member


    Nov 6, 2008
    In Snow Leopard, ejecting an external hard drive powered it down after unmounting. On Lion, the drive is unmounted but the drive is not powered down. Plugging it out results in a sudden loss of power to the drive. I doubt it causes damage to new drives thanks to built-in emergency parking of the head, but why rely on this mechanism at all. Is there any way to overcome this?

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