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Jeffsmile    0

I have a Mid 2001 27 inch iMac and I store my movies and music on an external USB hard drive and I have have my time machine and super duper on a 2 different firewire hard drives. When my Mac comes out of sleep mode I lose my USB drives after a couple seconds and my firewire drives after 15 seconds or so. I never had this problem before and I have to re-sync my iTunes account each time the hard drives are disconnected. Any ideas to why they disconnect?




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Huskermn    33

I've found a couple similar threads on other forums. It seems to be related to usage of a hub but it's inconsistent.


Take a look at this one - http://superuser.com/questions/21637/terminal-on-wake-mount-external-disk-automatically


and this one http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/external-hard-drive-ejects-on-sleep.1417599/which mentions an app called Jettison which might solve the problem.


BTW, Jeff, I'm in St Paul, too. :rolleyes:

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MacCast    80

Huskermn is likely on the right track. If the HDDs are plugged into a hub is the hub powered? It also might not have enough power.

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