The disk was not ejected properly

BasilFawlty

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Jun 20, 2009
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Not sure if this is the best place to post, but since I'm running ML, here goes.

Every time I come back to my iMac (27 inch) after being away a little while (and screen save is on). I get the error "The Disk was not Ejected properly…" But when I go look at my disks in finder they all appear to be connected just fine. Is there anyway to look at some log file somewhere to see which hard drive is causing this error? (I have a few external drives connected).
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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How are the external drives connected (i.e., via USB? via firewire?)

It's possible you have a connecting cable with a weak connection.

It may have something to do with the Mac's "sleep/wake" cycle...
 

Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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It's common...depending on your energy settings, your external drives will try to sleep....Even if they are connected, they will show as improperly ejected...If I'm using either of my two 4TB ( one is Thunderbolt RAID0, the other is a 7200 Seagate) I tend to have my power settings as the image suggests.

Not ideal, and to be frank, I don't think that the error message indicates damage but I take no chances...too much data invoked...so:


I use this if streaming etc to avoid accidental disk ejects...I have a script that I can run to prevent HDD's from sleeping at all, but haven't really needed it since 10.9.2
 

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Ryan700

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Jun 4, 2008
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Re:The disk was not ejected properly

It's common...depending on your energy settings, your external drives will try to sleep....Even if they are connected, they will show as improperly ejected...If I'm using either of my two 4TB ( one is Thunderbolt RAID0, the other is a 7200 Seagate) I tend to have my power settings as the image suggests.

Not ideal, and to be frank, I don't think that the error message indicates damage but I take no chances...too much data invoked...so:


I use this if streaming etc to avoid accidental disk ejects...I have a script that I can run to prevent HDD's from sleeping at all, but haven't really needed it since 10.9.2
I have a different Energy Saver window without the Hard drive slider. Any way to set this up on mine? I have the same problem.
 

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