Lazy man question: Any way to auto eject all external drives with push of a button?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Star Nuts, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Star Nuts macrumors member

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    Say I hit 'eject' and it auto ejects my Time Machine storage and iTunes storage? I don't have an optical bay, so eject would be perfect. :)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Ledgem macrumors 65816

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    I'll throw in one tip. It's not as easy as some of the solutions that were posted above, but it can save some time regardless. Select your external drives on the desktop (if you have them all lined up, this can be easy as clicking and dragging the selection box over them), then right-click one of them and choose to eject. This will cause all selected drives will eject.
     
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  5. markp99 macrumors member

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    Jettison will permit this, plus it will eject before sleeping. Very handy.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    True, you can't eject a disk while it's in use. You might use an Automator script to close iTunes and eject all disks.
     
  7. h3blade macrumors newbie

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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it isn't. CMD is from the makers of CleanMyMac, another useless app which I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much. I expect CleanMyDrive will be no better. I suspect CMD is an attempt by the developer to distance themselves from the bad reputation of CMM.

    You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Most only remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.

    These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. In fact, deleting some caches can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.

    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.

    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.

     
  9. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    That's what I use, I love it.
     
  10. h3blade macrumors newbie

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    CleanMyDrive has option to clean or NOT to clean trash files , It has a eject all button although you to do the following tasks;
    1. Eject all or single usb device and clean trash files
    2. Eject all or single usb device Without del anything
    3. Eject USB devices with the size of your preference e.g. size > 8gb disk will not clean trash files
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There's an option to not use all the functions of CMM as well, but that hasn't protected inexperienced users from problems, since they didn't know to avoid those functions. Based on all the problems that have been reported by users of software from that developer, I'll continue to recommend extreme caution or complete avoidance when it comes to their apps. There are safer apps that will accomplish the OP's needs, without the potentially problematic "cleaning" options included.
     

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