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external drive Mac problem usb 3.0 - slow to mount

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1y, 2m agoPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
Anyone know what the issue could be
I do have my iTunes folder on the external but it takes ages to mount in not sure if it's a cable issue as I don't like the 3.0 cables but I have 2 drives and it's the same
I've tired direct and via a anker usb powered hub

Just seems slow to mount if it does at all
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1y, 2m agoPosted 1 year, 2 months ago
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#1
MacBook Pro 2013 retina
#2
- Is the external drive powered from the usb cable or external power source?
- Check the partitions on the drive if there is any.
- Maybe certain unkown/large files are causing this process, use App to clean the drive for junk files.
- Maybe its just a cheap slow drive like those green drives.
#3
have you tried it in all ports?
have you tried other disks in all ports?
i'm sure i've had some temperamental disks over time (mainly USB flash drives i think) that take an age to mount. never worked out why - as sometimes they might mount quickly.
not sure what it's doing during this time, but i think it's reading the disk and building up a library of filenames or whatever it is that it needs to do to let you view contents in finder
#4
I think you are right they are usb powered and I've tried the different Ports and it's the same and also usb powered hub
#5
It's my Samsung p3 2tb drive which I have partitioned in to two 1tb.i think it's a sea gate drive within . I do have about 800gb on the partition with the other 1tb being empty that generally loads first
#6
Once you get the drive mounted, use Disk Utility to check it over and verify permissions.

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