Slow shutdown when external HDD is plugged in.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by oyastr, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. oyastr macrumors newbie

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    My macbook pro that I just got almost 2 weeks ago takes a few minutes to shutdown when I have my external hard drive plugged in, but if I unplug the drive then my mac shutdowns in a few seconds. I also have a problem with ejecting that drive. When I try to eject it, it's icon will fade on the desktop and take a few minutes before it ejects. I also won't be able to mount that hard drive again unless I run first aid on the disk, or i unplug it and plug it back in. So, does anyone know how to fix these problems?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    What is the external drive formatted to?

    Is it HFS+, or is it something else?
     
  3. oyastr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's HFS+, but I think I fixed the problem by updating its firmware. I'll post more if I get this problem again, but for now I think it's fixed.
     

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