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Automatically eject/mount disks on sleep/wake
Authored by: CaptDeuce on Apr 04, '08 01:58:09PM
... you have to manually eject all your devices, otherwise you get that dreaded 'Device Removal' dialog. ... When the machine wakes again, all connected external drives will be reconnected.

Nice work around. But... even though you're using a laptop, should you even be having that problem?

This was happening to me with the new external USB drive which I specifically purchased specifically to use for Time Machine on my new 24 inch iMac. Not only did I have to dismount the drive, I had to turn it OFF. Defeats the whole concept of Time Machine working transparently. I returned the defective drive to be replaced. Problem solved.

I had a similar problem when my iPod mini interfering with waking my PowerMac G4 from sleep. That problem also went away though I can't recall whether it was a bad add-on extension or bad chaining of USB hubs.

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