Time machine question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bri in Mtl, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Bri in Mtl macrumors member

    May 29, 2013
    Newbie question...Why does My Passport keep blinking after I've Ejected it in Finder?
    Is it still safe to unplug it?
    TIA for any and all replies.
  2. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    Steady on/off blinking = standby. Once you eject it and it no longer shows up as attached to your Mac, it is safe to unplug.

    Read/Write blinking is not constant--erratic on/off blinking--disk is in use.
  3. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    Mine spins down when I eject it. Put your finger/hand on the drive, if you don't feel the slight vibration of the spinning platters it's safe to unplug it.

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