Need help with external drive in os x

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by [InsideOperations], Mar 26, 2005.

  1. I have an external hard drive connected by firewire (6 pin). I'm new to a mac so there are still some things I do not understand. In windows you can stop an external device like a hard drive. It will lock the heads and everything. How do I acomplish this in os x? What are the steps I need to follow before unplugging and/or turning off the power to the external hard drive?

    I would apprecaite any help I could get. Thank you.
  2. asshole

    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

    Mar 20, 2005
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    everywhere..everyone has an asshole
    just hit the eject icon or drag it to the trash it will unmount the harddrive and park it so you can safely remove it without dataloss.
    Any more mac questions please feel free to PM or AIM me bluews6
  3. Thanks. I was just a little worried because when I ejected it, then turned off the power the hard drive made a sound that did not sound very good. I was a little worried. I appreicate the help.
  4. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

    Jan 9, 2005
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    if the hd is making the noises, the OS won't be causing them. your best bet is to just drag it to the trash, wait for it to unmount, then disconnect it before turning the power off.

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