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My external hard drive now ejects itself from my iMac


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Recently my external hard drive (1 TB My Passport Western Digital) keeps ejecting itself from my iMac after plugging it in (approximately 30 seconds to a minute afterwards). I never get the error that it was ejected incorrectly and this ONLY occurs when I use my iMac, not my MacBook Pro nor the Macs at school.

Also, before this issue I had been plugging the hard drive in to my iMac via D-Link USB Hub and never had an issue, I also tried plugging in the hard drive via the USB ports in the back of my iMac once experiencing this issue and obviously still does not do the trick.

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Try resetting the SMC.

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