My external hard drive auto power off

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  1. MiaoWu, Aug 18, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011

    MiaoWu macrumors newbie

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    My Lion always try to disconnect my external hard drive when I was watching movie from my external hard drive or copying large files to it.

    It's about 20 minutes after I connected it to my macbook pro and I will got an alert every one or several minutes after the first alert.

    It says "WD My Passport 0740 Media is in use and cannot be powered off."

    I have closed the auto-sleeping after a long idle time using the WD SmartWare.

    Could someone tell my what's the problem?
    I am really confused by it.

    And the same problem happened when i was using a usb hub.
    My macbook pro disconnected the usb hub every several minutes and then auto reconnect it.
    All my usb disks or flash card were removed and then auto mounted.
     

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  2. -Jester- macrumors newbie

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    My external hard drive auto power off

    Hi,


    Did you ever find out how to solve this?

    I have the same problem with my MAC now. I just can't seem to be able to keep it connected. Which is so annoying. I have been searching the internet for days to find an answer to this problem and i came across your post. I even had to sign up just to ask you......


    Please let me know if you found anything....

    jack.sweeney@hotmail.co.uk
     
  3. Badrottie Suspended

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    Ditch your WD external HDD and get Seagate GoFlex then you will be happy.
     

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