Jettison
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Ejects external disks when you put your Mac to sleep.   Shareware ($4.95)
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Jettison automatically ejects external disks from your Mac before your computer goes to sleep.

Simplify those last few seconds when you grab your MacBook and run out the door. Just close the lid and Jettison will automatically eject your backup drive, iPod, or whatever is connected so you can safely unplug it. Say goodbye to "disk was not ejected properly" errors and waking your computer back up because you forgot to eject everything.

Jettison even makes sure that Time Machine backups and file server volumes are properly shut down before they're removed. Your backups
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • There's now a separate preference for ejecting and remounting SD cards.
  • SD cards are now remounted correctly (Jettison will need your administrator password).
  • If it can't eject a disk, Jettison now tells you which files are still open on the drive.
  • There are numerous bug fixes and reliability improvements in identifying, ejecting and remounting disks.
  • Added support for Retina displays.
Version 1.3:
  • There's now a separate preference for ejecting and remounting SD cards.
  • SD cards are now remounted correctly (Jettison will need your administrator password).
  • If it can't eject a disk, Jettison now tells you which files are still open on the drive.
  • There are numerous bug fixes and reliability improvements in identifying, ejecting and remounting more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Jettison User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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sambear1965 commented on 16 Feb 2014
Which version is recommended? 1.3 from St.Clair Software website or 1.2.4 from Apple App Store, sorry if this is a dumb question, but why are there two versions available concurrently, Thanks!

Running 10.9.1
[Version 1.3]


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Ken Burns Effect commented on 26 May 2013
Only costs 1.99 USD in Mac App Store!

Just bought it since my Time Machine drive crashed for not ejecting properly.
[Version 1.2.4]

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Pablo The Innocent replied on 17 Dec 2013
Still doesn't do the job . Time Machine disk will not mount after sleep. iMac Core i7 Fusion Drive ( late 2013)
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Drdul commented on 27 Nov 2012
For the most part, Jettison works, but it isn't able to eject a disk if it's "in use." As gatovadio notes below, often what qualifies as "in use" is an app that is not actively reading or writing. There's no ability to quit apps, or to run an Applescript that could quit chronic offenders. A lot of the time I end up having to manually eject one of my disks. I'm going to give unDock a try, as the new version offers more features than Jettison, even if it doesn't (yet) trigger on sleep.
[Version 1.2.4]

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gatovadio replied on 06 Dec 2012
I just found that the oldie SleepWatcher is updated to work from 10.3 to 10.8. I haven't played with it but it should allow even more freedom than both these apps, with endless scripting possibilities.

http://www.bernhard-baehr.de/
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gatovadio replied on 12 Dec 2012
Or EventScripts
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/44822/eventscripts
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St. Clair Software (developer) replied on 30 Oct 2013
It's not safe to eject a drive while there's a file open on it, even if you're not actively reading or writing to the file at the time (and OS X will not allow it). Think of it this way: If you open a spreadsheet in Numbers and then put your Mac to sleep, when it wakes up Numbers expects to be able to read whatever data it needs to refresh its windows, save changes, etc. If the file is suddenly gone, you've got a data integrity problem.
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gatovadio commented on 31 Mar 2012
It would be a nice addition to auto quit apps which are in use by some disks (media players or wallpaper switchers which don't even require me to save my work before quitting).
[Version 1.2]


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+5

goggles reviewed on 08 Feb 2012
I had a dismount problem with a external firewire hard drive, when it entered sleep, Jettison eliminated the problem completely, now I can let the computer go to sleep when ever it wants.
[Version 1.2]


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Basharar reviewed on 13 Dec 2011
lifesaver for me, i was having problems with external drives connected via express card "usb3 and esata" not waking up properly with my macbook pro on time, this is a godsend!
[Version 1.2]


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Kitmos reviewed on 09 Dec 2011
This works well as I often forget to unmount my drives before sleep. I wish it would also unmount my iPad but I gather that isn't possible.
[Version 1.2]


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St. Clair Software rated on 08 Oct 2012

[Version 1.2.4]



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St. Clair Software rated on 08 Feb 2012

[Version 1.2]



Lyleh rated on 07 Feb 2012

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:12,134
Version Downloads:4,405
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:30 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $4.95
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Jettison automatically ejects external disks from your Mac before your computer goes to sleep.

Simplify those last few seconds when you grab your MacBook and run out the door. Just close the lid and Jettison will automatically eject your backup drive, iPod, or whatever is connected so you can safely unplug it. Say goodbye to "disk was not ejected properly" errors and waking your computer back up because you forgot to eject everything.

Jettison even makes sure that Time Machine backups and file server volumes are properly shut down before they're removed. Your backups and shared files are safe and sound.

And what if you decide not to leave, and open your MacBook back up? Jettison will check to see if your drives are still connected and will mount them back on the Desktop if they're there.


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