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    code777
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    Those of you with external HDD...
    I'm curious, do you unmount your external HDD before putting you mac to sleep? Or do you just keep them on and just sleep the mac leaving the HDD on and mounted.

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    Those of you with external HDD...
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    I leave it mounted - haven't had any issues at all with it and neither has anyone I know

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    Those of you with external HDD...
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    I unmount and turn mine off when I'm not using it, simply cause I don't see a point to leaving it mounted if I'm not needing to work from it or something, but thats just me.

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    Those of you with external HDD...
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    I do the same thing as Macman. Unmount and shut it down when not in use.
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    Those of you with external HDD...
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    I umount everytime, because I just end up getting prompted that my drive did not unmount successfully, after my mac wakes up from a sleep.

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    Those of you with external HDD...
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    Quote Originally Posted by iWhat
    I umount everytime, because I just end up getting prompted that my drive did not unmount successfully, after my mac wakes up from a sleep.
    that is exactly what i get...plus the only time i really put my PB to sleep is when i am going somewhere, and obviously my hd's are not going with me across campus
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