Procedure for External Hard Drives on Entering Sleep

Started Feb 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 12,400
Re: Procedure for External Hard Drives on Entering Sleep

bmoag wrote:

"Dismounting" suggests a horse and buggy status for the OSX file system

Actually, it doesn't.  Any time there might be write caching going on, there needs to be a way for an OS to flush caches and finish writes in progress before a drive is removed.  If there is no cleanup opportunity, there is a chance for lost data and perhaps even for the corruption of the filesystem structure.

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