My bad...... Sata HD removal whilst MP asleep

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by multimania, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. multimania macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Hi there,

    I just did the dumbest thing possible, I was doing my monthly disc rotational backup and thought the MacPro was off (it is facing the other way under my desk so it wasn't obvious. I pulled it out and then I went to turn on. It came out of sleep fine and warned me of a device removal.

    Now the thing is, i can't discern any issue with it and both drives are working fine as I can see it after diagnostics.

    My question really is whether you think I could have done any damage. I may be wrong but it seems that all power to the Sata bus was off as nothing actually happened when I removed the HD. Could the data bus be damaged? If so, how would I find out.

    Thanks for any help
  2. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    Since the computer was asleep, it wasn't writing to the drive when you yanked it. So, you should be fine. Just don't make a habit of it! :)

  3. multimania thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    No I'll try not to! Stupid thing to do, but i'm hoping (touch wood) no harm has been done.


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