Snow Leopard: External Hard Drive Won't Eject When Downloading To It

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kolax, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    This is a major issue for me, as I feel like I'm going to end up damaging my hard drive.

    I am downloading a legal torrent to my external hard drive, however when I quit Transmission and try to eject my external drive, nothing happens. Snow Leopard doesn't even say it is in use like it is meant to. It just does nothing to eject the drive.

    So I end up having to yank the USB plug out.

    What gives? It ejects normally as long as I don't download to it.
  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    How long do you give it after Transmission quits? I've found that Transmission takes a bit of time when you quit to finish up active downloads and releasing all files. Even if the window is closed, the app might still be open for a short while.

    How is the disc formated?

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