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Easy Fix: Mac: External Drive Not Ejected Properly

March 19, 2018 Jon 23 Comments

Did you ever get the “Disc Not properly ejected error on a mac for your external harddrive. Here is the easy Fix

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I have a souple of Vantec HX4 external hard drive enclosures connected to my Mac computer and the time-out. I was able to resolve the hard drive timing out issue by following these steps within Mac OS X. I did not have to update the Vantec HX4 firmware but some users might. Please share this video with others and be sure to subscribe to IrixGuy’s Adventure Channel (http://youtube.com/IrixGuy) and enjoy all of my Mac OS X troubleshooting videos and other videos too! Have a good day! Contains royalty-free music from http://VideoBlocks.com .

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  1. Jason Blair
    March 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm

    I can't even hear your fucking voice very well. Get a good mic before recording a video!

  2. pavielle shepard
    March 19, 2018 - 9:29 pm

    What if it says Mount point: not mounted I tried repair a thousand times

  3. Audrey FORGERON
    March 19, 2018 - 9:37 pm

    Thank you!

  4. John Cox
    March 19, 2018 - 10:00 pm

    So now we got to have a back up disk for our back up disk? lol, 🙁

  5. Karen Gronich
    March 19, 2018 - 10:22 pm

    Hey, your method seems to be the closest for what I need, but instead of getting those lines, I get:
    Can't open (Resource busy)
    File system check exit code is 8.
    Updating boot supor partitions for the volume required. 
    Error: Disk Utility can't repair disk. …

    Any chance you can help me?
    I'm sure my hard drive is broken (it took me a week connecting and disconnecting to get it to disk utility!), so I only want to backup what I have in it…

  6. Ashlee B
    March 19, 2018 - 10:56 pm

    hi does this work on el captain? my drive was plugged in but then i received the message "disk was not ejected properly" after unplugging it and plugging it back again my drive did not appear on my desktop however it appears on disk utility. however the only option is first aid. is that the same as repair disk? please help, the data is really important.

  7. Kelt Dockins
    March 19, 2018 - 11:31 pm

    Easier solution: get off that s**tty OS, switch to Ubuntu

  8. Angie Paredes Chu
    March 19, 2018 - 11:32 pm

    Took me a hour but the Macintosh HD got repair.. Thanks

  9. Daniel Trotti
    March 19, 2018 - 11:48 pm


  10. Stewart Sloke
    March 19, 2018 - 11:54 pm

    Can't hear your directions..speaking too soft and off-mic

  11. Sam Jenner
    March 19, 2018 - 11:58 pm

    for me it took about 25 times lol

  12. Steven Sunday
    March 20, 2018 - 12:42 am

    MY GOD!!!, your review SUCKS!!

  13. jam63112
    March 20, 2018 - 1:41 am

    I'm with 10.11.6 and since 10.11 I have ALL the usb stuff ejecting itself whatever is plugged (iphone, disk, SD card reader).
    The eject comes after 10 to 30 seconds and will do this every time
    I have a powered usb hub and a powered usb disk,
    powered or not it does not change a thing
    with my disk I tried a repair and the disk dismounted itself during the repair
    After eject if I unplug and replug the device, it will re-appear for a few seconds then dismount itself again
    I searched the internet and found I was not the only one but it seems there is NO INFORMATION AT APPLE SUPPORT and since more than on year the problem exists no fix has been provided

  14. A Vision Unseen
    March 20, 2018 - 1:55 am

    my verified disk is grayed out though what now?

  15. Eric Love
    March 20, 2018 - 2:54 am

    Thank you so much for uploading this video!I thought I lost all my files on my drive.

  16. IsaacTries
    March 20, 2018 - 3:20 am

    PLEASE HELP! what app do I use to do this?

  17. IsaacTries
    March 20, 2018 - 4:16 am

    where is the app… Like what do I use to do this?

  18. Cutty Row
    March 20, 2018 - 5:14 am

    Saved My Life!!!

  19. Randi Dash
    March 20, 2018 - 5:39 am

    I'm having this issue now. How do I get to that first screen that you're on? I can't seem to find that exact screen with the First Aid and the repair option.

  20. Peter McNeice
    March 20, 2018 - 6:05 am

    Thank you so much for posting this! I was afraid I'd lost my entire drive. Took me going through the Repair Disc a total of 12 times before it worked, but that's a small price to pay. Cheers!

  21. Chosen Idea
    March 20, 2018 - 6:38 am

    I'm a numb-nut. I changed these settings before watching this, not taking into account they'd obviously need to be set for the "power adapter" mode as well. Thanks for the slap :-).

  22. asapeiman
    March 20, 2018 - 6:55 am

    Thanks buddy!

  23. Philip Meyer
    March 20, 2018 - 7:11 am

    thank you so much for this video, fixed my problem !!!

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