Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 09, 2006
    Madison, WI
    13" MBP (2009) 2.26GHz, 160GB, 2GB
    External HD Enclosure Issues
    I bought a Rocketfish external hard drive enclosure a while back, and it has never worked properly (as far as I'm concerned). It has two issues: the first is that it keeps spinning down after about 15 mins of inactivity. Neither my internal nor other external (which is actually connected via the Rocketfish) do that, so it's not a setting on my computer. Also, it won't ever eject when I tell it to. It says that the drive is in use, when it clearly is not. I have to tell it to eject about 8x before it actually does. I have noticed, however, that if I close Adium (my chat client) it will eject after far fewer tries, usually about 2.

    Any ideas on what could cause these issues and how to fix it if it's possible?

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Unless you can return it under warranty, I wouldn't mess with it. I have found that not all hard drive enclosures are created equal. If there is an issue with the built in interface electronics, it's not worth repairing. Replacement is the best solution. What works best is something like this. Well worth the $36.00 cost and it even includes an AC adapter.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. External Thunderbolt Enclosure
    By AddictedtoMac in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-18-2013, 08:30 PM
  2. External HD enclosure for Thunderbolt?
    By jt1968 in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-01-2013, 04:27 PM
  3. Weird External HD Enclosure
    By TennsDog in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-13-2009, 08:23 PM
  4. Which External HD Enclosure
    By red baron in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-20-2006, 04:45 PM
  5. external hd enclosure
    By h0wstrange in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-14-2006, 04:32 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts