I recently decided to change my file backup strategy for my Mac. As part of this, I’m dealing with multiple external drives. Today I started having problems with the drives disconnecting and I quickly grew frustrated when I had to shut down and restart the drives to make them visible again.
Enter the simple solution I’ve been dreaming of but didn’t realize. In the “Disk Utility” app there is a “Mount” option for each drive. How I’ve missed this for all these years, I’m not sure. But it’s awesome news for a geek like me.
Thanks to the guy who wrote a helpful post which taught me this. Visit his site/post here: http://www.2ality.com/2011/03/mac-tip-remount-ejected-storage-device.html
Why it’s randomly disconnecting? Well, that’s a Google search for another day.