Need help ejecting external drive.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by grifforama, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. grifforama macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
    OK, so here's my problem.

    I have an external 500GB hard drive.
    I recently started having problems with it and used Diskwarrior to fix the volume.
    I now have an issue whereby I mount the drive, and I cannot unmount it.
    I cannot use disk utility, and I cannot now use Diskwarrior again.

    What's even more strange is that in the finder, it says there are 0 items, but that there is 164GB left. This would indicate that all my files (my music :mad:) are still on there, but for some reason my MB isn't seeing things correctly.

    I've tried the lsof command, and I can't see anything using the Volume.
    I also cannot cd into the Volume from the Terminal either.

    I just really really don't know what to do next. I'm in danger of losing 10 years of music.

    Please help.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Why not?
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Do you have trouble unmounting every time, or is this the first?
    Have you just pulled the plug and retried?
    What format is the drive?
    What brand is the drive?

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