I use a LaCie external drive for my backups. I'm also backing up on thumb drives
which I have always done. I don't want to use iCloud.
I'm running Yosemite 10.10.5. This recent upgrade messed up the
ability to eject the LaCie. Online advice was to shut down the
computer (MacPro) and once turned on again it could be ejected.
Result: sometimes but not always. I know it is hard on the drive
to just shut it off while actively engaged. Techs I consulted said
it is a problem (not particularly helpful). My cynical self says
it is another ploy to get everyone using iCloud.
The real question - does anyone use an external drive using my OS
X version that they could recommend?