Unmount or eject hd?

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  1. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    Is there a difference between un-mounting a hard drive via disk utility and ejecting that drive with the two finger gesture on the desktop?
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    No difference.

    What is this 2 finger "gesture" to eject?
     
  3. Apple Corps thread starter macrumors 68030

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    If you have a flash drive / iPhone / etc. you can tap the Magic Mouse / Trackpad one time with two fingers and a drop down menu gives an option to eject.

    Now that I look at it - don't see that option when my hdd is highlighted :rolleyes:
     
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    With some drive types 'eject' will render a disk invisible to Disk Utility, while 'unmount' will not. The classic examples of this are floppies, CDs, and DVDs, but I have run across a few hard drives that behave this way.
     
  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Oh. You confused me with the word "gesture" as in some kind of swipe motion. (As opposed to the 2-finger "tap").

    The eject command should always be there unless you have booted from that drive.
     

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