Yosemite is ejecting my external drive

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by zamboknee, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. zamboknee macrumors regular

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    An external hard drive I've been using for quite a while is being ejected automatically by my Macbook Pro.
    I've used this hard drive for quite a while on this computer but over the last couple weeks it's been getting ejected for no discernible reason.
    USB, Western Digital, 320 gb, a few years old.
     

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  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I'd try what the alert window is advising you to do:

    1. Back up whatever's on the drive.
    2. Re-initialize it -- I'd suggest HFS+
    3. Re-test it using Disk Utility's "Repair Disk" feature.

    What kind of report do you get then?
     
  3. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Do you have another Mac computer you can try the hard drive out in? Does the same issue happen if you use a different USB port.
     
  4. zamboknee thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like it was the cable. It was a longer cable I bought from Cablestogo
     

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