iPod hard disk spontaneous dismount from Mac

Discussion in 'iPod' started by simonhughes, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. simonhughes, Feb 26, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015

    simonhughes macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2015
    I have a iPod 160GB model MC297 Mac2.0.4 that I use as a hard disk via USB2 to securely carry data between my MacbookPro at home and my new iMac 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 with 32 GB RAM at work, both running OS 10.9.5.

    The mounted disk has recently started erratically dropping the connection with either Mac, either after sleep or just during a pause in use, even with documents open. The iPod icon disappears from Desktop and menus. This then requires physical disconnection and re-connection to re-mount, and then a 'Save As' to save the document. It is very easy to lose data, if one does not notice the mount has been lost as Save does not save and gives no warning.

    I have reset the iPod and put it back to factory settings: same problem.

    What can I do to solve the problem?
  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    Ditch the iPod and buy a regular drive? Disconnect the iPod before putting your Mac to sleep?
  3. Ipod Collector macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2015
    Sounds like they have a hdd in the process of crashing.

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