Manually ejecting external HD, then remounting them without unplugging them??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Learjet035, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2005
    S. Floriduh
    My external drive spool up every once and a while and slow down my system, just for sec.

    If I manually eject them, the only way I know how to get them back online is to unplug, then replug them back in.

    I've tried Disk Utility, and it sees them, but doesn't mount them

    I'm sure theres a way I'm missing.

    Also, ideally I'd like to have my regularly sched backups wake my externals, and then put them back to sleep.

    I have no need for them other than the backups.

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    I just highlight the drive and click on mount. couple icons there in disk utility, if one doesn't ungrey the mount icon, the other one will likely do it.

    You could write a simple script for mounting a volume, if it is something you are going to do a lot.
  3. Learjet035 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2005
    S. Floriduh
    wow, that was amazingly simple. Thanks!

    Not familiar with scripts, but could I make on that would mount my external just prior to my autobackups?

    What I should say is.... with my zero knowledge of scripts, could I do that?

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