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Mac: Mount ejected flash drive without reinserting

I have a nifty little USB thumbdrive that I want to use to make backups of various documents; it will live on the powered hub in my office, as I'll only need to use it in the office. It's something of a pain to unplug and re-insert every day, or every time I need to leave the desk with my laptop. After ejecting, the drive is no loger visible using diskutil on the command line, tho I can see it in the system profiler. Is there a way to have the system recognize the device and mount it whenever the Macbook wakes from sleep? I've got sleepwatcher installed, but I'm not certain how to get the system to recognize the USB device without unplugging it and plugging it back in. Shutting down and restarting the mac every time I want to leave my desk with it is not a viable option, either. I'm running 10.7.5 on a Core i7 15" MBP.
posted by Slap*Happy on May 20, 2013 - 10 answers

 

Is there a Mac application available to convert .mp4 files to AVCHD?

Is there a Mac application available to convert .mp4 files to AVCHD format? I'm trying to load videos on a USB stick to play on my blu-ray player. It is a Panasonic DMP-BD65. I seem to be running into the problem discussed in this thread, but the conversion software listed does not appear to have a Mac version and I can't seem to Google up a mac converter to do the same thing. Is there any way for me to make this happen?
posted by Drinky Die on Feb 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Password Protect Flash Drive

Is there a free downloadable mac program to password protect my entire usb flash drive? I've already tried TrueCrypt and using a .dmg with Disk Utility.
posted by CarlyH on Oct 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Connecting Multiple USB Microphones to a Mac Laptop

I need to find the best way to connect more than one microphone (probably two but it could be up to four) to a Mac laptop. I don't need studio quality but will be capturing voices and I'd like them to sound decent. The signal from the mics would need to be seen by Flash, for teleconferencing, and by the basic Apple OS applications (Quicktime, Garage Band, etc.) Is it possible to connect more than one USB microphone at a time, perhaps through a hub? If not, is there a simple external digital mixer that I can use? Is there an on-line store that specializes in this type of audio? And is the a wireless USB option?
posted by Jamesonian on Dec 2, 2011 - 8 answers

USB Hub for Macbook Air

USB hub for Macbook Air - can you recommend one? I just need something I can plug the usual array of peripherals into: iPod, iPad, SuperDrive, camera, external keyboard, mouse, printer, etc. (not necessarily all at once). I don't think I need anything fancy like extra hard drive storage built in, but open to all ideas. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on May 13, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I get my Mac to acknowledge my Android tablet?

How do I get my Mac to acknowledge my Android tablet? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on May 13, 2011 - 15 answers

She blinded me...with thinness!

Can I use a thumbdrive to be my macbook air's only hard drive? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on May 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Copying over a large DMG backup

What is the best way to copy files out of a 140 GB dmg file from an external USB drive that is a backup from a previous Mac? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Jan 21, 2011 - 7 answers

SD card USB adapter for mac.

Will this SD card USB adapter play nicely with my MacBook Pro (late 08)? [more inside]
posted by lodie6 on Dec 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Legacy SCSI to current Mac - how?

What are my options for connecting a bunch of legacy SCSI devices to a current Mac? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Sep 10, 2010 - 14 answers

Basic audio interface for Intel iMac

I do occasional audio recording with GarageBand. I just recently upgraded from a G4 tower to an Intel iMac w/Snow Leopard. I settled for analog audio in through the mic input on the G4 but I think I want to step up to digital input. I have an analog mixer, tube preamps, effects pedals, etc. so I don't need to have them in the audio interface. Midi I/O would also be nice but not necessary. What are my choices in a basic 2-channel Firewire(800)/USB(2.0) audio interface?
posted by tommasz on Aug 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Why won't my usb key boot my macs?

We have a macbookpro with a touchy DVD drive. I'm trying to upgrade it to snow leopard, but I somehow can't get my usb drive to be bootable. [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Jul 13, 2010 - 6 answers

need storage device compatible with mac 10.3.9

mac filter: Several oldish ibooks at work (2002-03 vintage, running 10.3.9, it appears) that haven't been used for a while but have various files on them. Not sure what's what and need to go through everything. First step: transfer all the files to a more stable machine, but how to copy those files when the newish flash drives I have laying around don't show up as readable through the usb ports? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Jun 14, 2010 - 11 answers

TOSLINK USB surround sound adapter + Mac OS X?

What is a good, working surround sound USB adapter for a Mac mini in a home theatre setup, which uses a TOSLINK connector? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Dual-Bay SATA Enclosures

Dual-bay SATA Enclosures! Which ones let me copy from one drive to the other on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Nov 28, 2009 - 3 answers

USB or Firewire for Maximum Efficiency?

I'm video recording a long event through software on my Mac, and am using a USB-connected Panasonic camcorder. Since I'll need an external drive for the files, should I choose a USB disk or Firewire disk, or does it matter? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg on Aug 20, 2009 - 6 answers

iPhone 3G doesn't mount as a camera any more

iPhone 3G doesn't mount as a camera any more (contains list of things already tried) [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Network USB Devices

I need to get my external hard disks and my multifunction printer off my desk. I have a mac. I have a multi-function printer. I have 3 external hard disks. I scan lots of things. I print stuff. I run time machine. Help me move my USB peripherals to the other side of the room. [more inside]
posted by shew on Jun 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Automated backup for USB flash drives?

Is there a way to automatically back up certain folders on my hard drive to a USB key every time a plug in that key? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Jun 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Using a ViBook with Mac Mini and Cintiq 12WX?

I have a last generation mac mini and would like to use a cintiq 12WX with it. Would a ViBook USB adapter help me accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on May 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Why won't my PC read my SD card?

My PC can't read my SD card. What gives? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Installing Windows 7 on a MBP with a non-working DVD drive

How can I install Windows 7 (via Boot Camp or rEFIt) from an ISO? I think the Superdrive on my Macbook Pro (10.5.6) is on its last legs, because it ejects almost anything I put in it. (Meaning blank DVDs, and the DVD I burned of the ISO on my Windows XP desktop with ImgBurn). It's not extremely old (I got it refurbished on Christmas 2007), but still old enough to be out of warranty (at least I would think so). What I have available: 1tb My Book Firewire External Hard Drive 4gb 1st gen iPod Nano, that isn't even formatted as an iPod right now, so it's basically just a 4gb USB flash drive. I know I can boot from it if it's set up right, because I've been using it with this [more inside]
posted by N2O1138 on Mar 17, 2009 - 6 answers

What's wrong with this stupid USB hub?

Can you recommend a USB hub that will work flawlessly with my Macbook Pro (or tell my why this one isn't working properly)? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Disabling USB port on a Mac

How can I eject a USB device on OSX (10.5.6) if it doesn't show up on Finder? I think this may be the solution to my larger VirtualBox USB problem. [more inside]
posted by hellogoodbye on Jan 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Help my MacBook make sound again!

Possible solution to getting sound back on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Nov 8, 2008 - 8 answers

Why won't my Macbook recognize my Canon S3 IS as a device?

Trying and failing to transfer photos from camera to laptop - why won't my Macbook recognize my Canon S3 IS as a device? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jul 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Connect Canon HG10 video to Mac os X

Mac osx/canon hg10 cannot get stills off camera. Video yes, stills no. We're supposed to have a baby any day now and this sucker ain't behaving (the camera-mac connection). I haven't had this kind of problem with a mac in 10 years. [more inside]
posted by willep on Jul 12, 2008 - 4 answers

What is the cheapest USB mic I could find for a mac?

What is the cheapest USB mic I could find for a mac? [more inside]
posted by Melankolia on Jul 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me lower this time capsule into the ground...

Time capsule/Mac trouble--help me start backing up my data with a minimum of muss/fuss! [more inside]
posted by roombythelake on May 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me make my Mac into a Polaroid !

Can I use my external digital camera while its connected to my Mac? [more inside]
posted by duckus on Apr 27, 2008 - 6 answers

N00b Usb Guitar for Mac?

So is the iAxe usb electric guitar a worthwhile start for a beginner or am I better off getting a 'real' guitar and a usb guitar cable? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Feb 14, 2008 - 76 answers

How to get my mouse to wake up faster?

Macfilter: Why does my wired USB mouse take a second to start responding on my Macbook? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Jan 7, 2008 - 2 answers

OS 10.5: Why can I hear my headset's microphone now?

Mac OS X 10.5 dumps the microphone feed of my headset into my ears; can I shut it off? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Dec 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Syncing up 2 USB Hdd on a Mac and Font converting software (PC to Mac)

Syncing up 2 USB Hdd on a Mac and Font converting software (PC to Mac) [more inside]
posted by spinko on Nov 27, 2007 - 4 answers

VOiP-phones-for-Macs-filter

VOiP-phones-for-Macs-filter: Please tell me which USB VOiP phones you're using or have tried with your Mac, as the one I have is trash. [more inside]
posted by rudster on Oct 9, 2007 - 3 answers

help with a couple question on mac/osx: kerning on the mac & USB probe

A couple questions about Mac and OSX: 1) does anyone know of an alternative to USB Prober alegedly included with the Apple SDK - to help the OS see some USB devices (see inside)? 2) why is the kerning/tracking on much of the default system software - often sketchy? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Aug 29, 2007 - 21 answers

USB-Based Webcams for OSX Sought

Recommend a USB webcam that you have actually used in Mac OS X, please. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Aug 13, 2007 - 13 answers

USB for PCI-X for my PowerMac G5

How can I add more USB 2.0 ports to my G5 PowerMac if it only takes PCI-X cards? [more inside]
posted by Plug Dub In on Aug 6, 2007 - 8 answers

iphone and old ibook: work or no

Can I use my iBook with an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by valkane on Jul 31, 2007 - 4 answers

How to set up a direct connection between MacBook Pro and PC?

How can I set up a direct connection between my older pc that has windows xp and my new macbook pro? [more inside]
posted by zenja72 on Jul 21, 2007 - 14 answers

Flash drive won't reclaim free space from deleted files.

My usb thumb drives won't reclaim space from deleted files (in OS X) [more inside]
posted by tylermoody on May 9, 2007 - 6 answers

How to move iTunes and iPhoto libraries to a network drive?

What is the easiest way to move my iTunes and iPhoto libraries from an external USB drive to a network drive? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Mar 9, 2007 - 3 answers

Can you identify this connector?

Can you identify this connector? It's actually for bluetooth in the Mac Pro, but I want to figure out what this 10-pin connector is officially called so that I can buy a male analog of it. [more inside]
posted by floam on Jan 27, 2007 - 16 answers

usb vs external drive from mac to pc

Why can I use a usb drive interchangeably between my Mac and PC, but not an external drive? [more inside]
posted by horsemuth on Jan 11, 2007 - 8 answers

Thumbthing's wrong with my iMac's USB ports

OSXFilter: Because AskMeFi is where all the coolest Mac nerds hang... On my iMac 24", USB thumb drives and memory cards are failing when copying files. The specific symptom is that the file transfer will hang, and the only way to recover is to manually remove the device from the port. [more inside]
posted by baltimore on Jan 3, 2007 - 15 answers

Two Mac questions from a Windows user

Two Mac questions from a Windows user [more inside]
posted by Kwantsar on Oct 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Can I have simultaneous access from 2 computers to 1 external HD?

USB/Firewire External Harddrives - how can I get simultaneous access from 2 computers? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Jun 25, 2006 - 16 answers

Self-powered USB Hubs?

Hello MetaFilter. This is my first question, so I thought I'd start with something easy. I'm looking for a a USB hub that runs off it's own adapter. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by AndrewH on Jun 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Just One Drive, Thanks

I just bought a cheap 256mb flash drive at the university bookstore. It has some bizarre formatting setup where it appears on my iBook (10.4) as two drives, one 1.44 mb, one 244.2 mb. Apparently there are some security features (a .pdf and .exe file were included, the latter of which is obviously no use to me) that are built in as well. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Jun 4, 2006 - 9 answers

help me hack my phone

Is there any way I can use my Vodafone 804SS (Samsung Z540) with my mac via USB? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on May 22, 2006 - 2 answers

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