Sick and Tired of AEBS & External

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JimmyDThing, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. JimmyDThing macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    I have a 500GB HFS+ formatted MyBook external drive connected to my AEBS.

    When it's working, it works fine... everything is groovy. But I will get periodic drop outs... usually when using something on the external (ie, watching a video that is on it), but sometimes when I'm not using it at all, I'll come back and I'll get the same message.

    Something about connection being lost, and forcing me to "Disconnect"

    When I "Disconnect" however, it obviously is not ejecting the drive properly.
    If I go into Finder, the drive is no longer there, BUT, if I go into Volumes through the terminal, it's there.... "My Book" and then it's like every time I've tried to connect since being disconnected I get a "My Book-1", "My Book-2", etc.

    I've tried doing rm -r to get rid of the original one before attempting to connect again, but that still doesn't work... just another empty "My Book" volume shows up in the terminal.

    The only way I can get it back is to plug in the drive directly to my machine, eject it properly, and then plug it back into the AEBS.

    This is ridiculously annoying. The AEBS was expensive and it should work... but it just doesn't.

    Anyone else having issues like this? Any advice?

    BTW... my AEBS is version 7.2. I had 7.2.1, but someone on here advised me to go back to 7.2... this worked for a little while, but now I'm back to this problem again.

    Help me out!
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Try the following.

    1. Unplug the drive from your AEBS.
    2. Turn off/unplug AEBS
    3. Delete folder(s) from /Volumes on your mac
    4. Shutdown your mac
    5. Plug drive back into AEBS
    6. Turn on AEBS
    7. Turn on Mac
  3. JimmyDThing thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    That works... I can always get it to come back. My issue is that it happens repeatedly. The whole point of spending the extra cash on the Airport was to have USB Hard Drive functionality everywhere on my MacBook.

    But I'm finding myself constantly having to do all this nonsense because it falls out.

    I'm pretty sure that the issue is that there's some break in connection due to heavy volume or something and that it's not ejecting properly. I wish Apple would fix this!

    Thanks for your reply.

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