Looking for: App to disconnect all USB/FW devices at once ...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mgpg89, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    #1
    When I'm at home, I have a LOT of devices connected to my MBP through an USB hub, but it's really annoying to disconnect all these devices seperately before I can actually disconnect the USB cable ...

    Is there an app/script/whatever that will let me disconnect all my USB/FW devices at once?
     
  2. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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  3. hughvane macrumors 6502

    hughvane

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    Hi - I think the lack of replies indicates that there is no simple 'do-it-all-at-once' solution. It's possible someone will come up with a script that will do what you want.

    There is one ultra-basic answer though - switch off your computer. You'd still have to pull the USB hub plug though, if you didn't want the devices to mount again on startup. But at least with a hub, all you have to do is pull that one plug while the computer is off.

    I too run a lot of (up to 8) devices via three USB hubs, but I disconnect/unmount only five of them as required - and I switch my computer off overnight. The rest (eg. keyboard, mouse) stay connected, or I switch them off individually after unmounting them. It's a minor inconvenience.
     

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