Flash Drives + Mac OS = Sucks

in macOS edited January 2014
I was hoping OS X 10.5 would fix the chronic problem with flash drives and sleep but it hasn't. When my fat32 formatted flash drive is in and I close my notebook the drive mount get fscked up every time. After waking it's useless and cannot be unmounted. Then when I yank it out it warns me of device removal.

Anyone else?


  • Reply 1 of 3
    i don't have any problems with flash drives and os x, but then again, i don't sleep my computer with my flashdrive in it..
  • Reply 2 of 3
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,179moderator
    You can try force unmounting if you go into the terminal and type:

    hdiutil eject -force <drag device here>

    don't drag from the sidebar. You can make a shell script to do that and just drag it onto the script.

    Disk Utility might let you unmount/eject the device, you can try that too.
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    mydomydo Posts: 1,888member
    Better than that how about it just works? I don't have this problem with with my HFS+ firewire harddrive.
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