Jettison Automatically Ejects External Drives When Your Mac Goes To Sleep

Mac: Jettison is a handy Mac utility that runs in the background and automatically unmounts external drives when you put your computer to sleep.

While it's usually OK to yank out USB drives without ejecting them, you probably shouldn't get in the habit. OS X still uses write caching on external drives when the system is asleep, so you run the risk of corrupting data if you close your MacBook and pull out an SD card or external hard drive. With Jettison enabled, your computer will force eject all of your drives immediately upon sleeping, and will even remount them automatically when you return.

I constantly forget to unplug everything before closing my computer, so Jettison saves me the trouble of waking the machine up, keying in my login password, and ejecting the drives manually. If you have the same problem, Jettison can solve it for $1.99.

Jettison [Mac App Store]


Comments

    Why is your system writing to a disk while in standby?? And why above all is the drive also not in standby (aka - not ready to receive read/write operations).. Just power the sucker down and wake it back up :|

    But then, I'm not a mac dev, i'm just a hapless unix kid.

    PS: I need more decent blogs so I can stop stalking this place.. As syndicated tripe as it may be..

    I've tried to get into reddit/digg/etc but their UX is just abysmal.. And because it's all user contributed there's no fact checking at all (as flimsy as yours might be..)

    ... If anyone has any recommendations..

    Last edited 19/03/13 12:09 am

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