Yosemite is ejecting my external drive

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

  1. zamboknee macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2009
    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 G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    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

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    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

    Aug 10, 2009
    Looks like it was the cable. It was a longer cable I bought from Cablestogo

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