G-Drive Keeps Unmounting by itself

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by clank72, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. clank72 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Anyone else have this problem?

    I have two new G-Drives attached via FW800. One drive keeps unmounting by itself. All of a sudden, I get a screen that says "The drive has been removed, you should always make sure to eject the drive properly from the etc etc.."

    First time I have ever had this problem. I have tried the eSATA connection and FW connection with the same result.

    Regardless on how I connect the drive, linked or direct. It's brand new. Could it be bad?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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  3. gmanterry macrumors regular

    gmanterry

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    #3
    Another possibility...

    I bought a new external drive with eSATA, and Firewire. It did the same thing. It would dismount at random times. I have an OWC USB 2 Universal drive adapter. This connects bare drives to USB 2.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/U2NV2SPATA/

    The drive worked fine. The interface was defective. Got a new case and it has worked fine since. And no, I don't work for OWC. That interface is so useful for testing drives.

    Terry
     

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