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Jason
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2007-03-15, 10:17

Hi there,

So, like being a complete fool, I restarted my PB without unmounting the External Drive. It was physically connected throughout this time but now I wonder if it has been damaged at all. Is there anyway to check? It does appear ok but I am a little paranoid.

I ran Disk Utility and got this:



Is there anything still to worry about?

Regards

Last edited by Jason : 2007-03-15 at 10:24. Reason: Spelling
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2007-03-15, 10:34

90%* of the time, forgetting to unmount a USB or FireWire device does no harm whatsoever.

*) Completely made up on the spot.
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Bryson
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2007-03-15, 10:35

I forget to do it frequently, and have only had a problem once (which was repairable).
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billybobsky
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2007-03-15, 10:37

20% of the time chucker's made up statistics are accurate.
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Jason
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2007-03-15, 11:20

Ok, Guys. Thanks. Much appreciated.
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Schnauzer
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2007-03-15, 17:56

should be fine
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turtle
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2007-03-15, 18:08

I never unmount my drives when I reboot. I haven't had a problem with the drives either.
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HungrySeacow
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2007-03-15, 22:30

OS X will automatically unmount attached drives in the shutdown process.
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rasmits
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2007-03-16, 00:07

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Originally Posted by HungrySeacow View Post
OS X will automatically unmount attached drives in the shutdown process.
That's what I thought too. In fact, Mac OS has unmounted the drives since... always. (Remember when the little disky would pop out when you'd shut down the Mac LC? I do.)

It's when you do a hard shut as the drive is being read from / written to that you should be concerned.

You had me at asl
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2007-03-16, 03:40

Well, I figured Jason was referring to non-clean reboots or the likes.

A normal reboot naturally doesn't hurt at all.
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HungrySeacow
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2007-03-16, 15:09

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Well, I figured Jason was referring to non-clean reboots or the likes.

A normal reboot naturally doesn't hurt at all.
From his post I figured that it was a regular reboot, but accidentally forgot to unmount the drive. But yea, a hard shutdown isn't good for either drive. HFS+ is a journaling filesystem which helps in these situations, but isn't perfect.
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