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LordThief

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Feb 28, 2013
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I have replaced my optical drive in my Macbook Pro mid 2012 with Optibay disk - Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB internal harddrive (6,4 cm (2,5 inch), 5400rpm, SATA III). I have formatted it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). It is working fine until I try to copy few big files - approximately after 5-7 min of copying I get an error "The disk was not ejected properly. If possible, always eject a disk before unplugging it or turning it off". Then the drive disappears from disk utility and is only visible in the System Information menu as unknown. It appears again only if I do the Safe Boot and then again boot normally. Is it possible that it is overheated? Thanks.
 

Brian Y

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Oct 21, 2012
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I have replaced my optical drive in my Macbook Pro mid 2012 with Optibay disk - Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB internal harddrive (6,4 cm (2,5 inch), 5400rpm, SATA III). I have formatted it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). It is working fine until I try to copy few big files - approximately after 5-7 min of copying I get an error "The disk was not ejected properly. If possible, always eject a disk before unplugging it or turning it off". Then the drive disappears from disk utility and is only visible in the System Information menu as unknown. It appears again only if I do the Safe Boot and then again boot normally. Is it possible that it is overheated? Thanks.

Sounds like a loose/dodgy connection tbh. Double check all cables :)
 

Johnnylane

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Aug 18, 2013
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Drive Dropping Resolved

The answer:

I took the 1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 and gave it a firmware downgrade. HGST emailed me application to set the port to either, Sata I, II, or III. Reducing it to Sata II solves the problem.

No more dropping.

Has somethgn to do with Apple/intels first venture into the Sata III world back then. I used the less expensive Opti bay kit. Not the more expensive Extreme they have created to solve the problem.

Works great and is plenty fast for a seconday drive.
 

gilbertcck

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Aug 24, 2014
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would you please send me the downgrade file ? I got the same problem as them also HGST HDD...@@:p

gilbertcck@gmail.com

The answer:

I took the 1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 and gave it a firmware downgrade. HGST emailed me application to set the port to either, Sata I, II, or III. Reducing it to Sata II solves the problem.

No more dropping.

Has somethgn to do with Apple/intels first venture into the Sata III world back then. I used the less expensive Opti bay kit. Not the more expensive Extreme they have created to solve the problem.

Works great and is plenty fast for a seconday drive.
 

mestreandre

macrumors newbie
Jul 19, 2016
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Drive Dropping Resolved

The answer:

I took the 1TB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 and gave it a firmware downgrade. HGST emailed me application to set the port to either, Sata I, II, or III. Reducing it to Sata II solves the problem.

No more dropping.

Has somethgn to do with Apple/intels first venture into the Sata III world back then. I used the less expensive Opti bay kit. Not the more expensive Extreme they have created to solve the problem.

Works great and is plenty fast for a seconday drive.

I know it has been 2 years, but i just got a second drive that's exactly the same model and exactly the same is happening to me. Could you please send me the application too please?

All the best
 
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