External HDD crashes my MacBook Pro 2016 w/ TouchBar

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Quasselstripper, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Quasselstripper macrumors regular


    Feb 7, 2016
    Southern Germany
    I am using an external HDD (1TB WD Elements) with my MacBook Pro 2016 15" with TouchBar.
    This was no problem in the past.
    Yesterday I updated to 10.12.3. When I now attach the external HDD (using Apple's official USB adapter), the whole system crashes. It either restarts automatically or I need to force a restart by holding the TouchID sensor.

    Is there anyone with similar occurrences? This is 100% reproducible, I already filed a bug report at Apple.
  2. Keleko macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
    Have you tried plugging it into a USB hub instead of directly into the Mac?
  3. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
    I updated yesterday and just tried an SSD and all was good except it didn't want to eject it the first time I connected. I forced ejected and tried several other times with no issues.

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