View Full Version : proper way to disconnect External HD with SuperDuper

06-13-2007, 10:53 PM

I backed up for the first time no problem with a external Western Digital pro 500.

I have a laptop needed to take it and I put the HD icon in the trash and there was no problem.

I re-plugged the WD and the Icons appeared.

I needed to take the laptop a few days later and I did the same thing in that I moved the icon to the trash and when I removed the firewire plug a notice came on saying I was supposed to go thru the finder to disconnect the external HD and i may have lost some data.

Can you tell me or point me to a file that shows me the proper way to disconnect the HD
from the laptop

thank You


06-14-2007, 04:00 AM
In general, I'd just use the eject button in the sidebar of the Finder. When you get the panel that says it's OK to unplug, unplug.