Problems when ejecting WD My Passport in Linux (OpenSUSE)

Struggled to safely eject my 1TBĀ  Western Digital My Passport external hard drive in OpenSUSE. Googling regarding Western Digital was inefficient, because lots of people have been just saying not-such-a-good-things about WD products and nothing valuable regarding ejecting it.

Usual eject command had no success: hard drive continued to spin. I’ve even upgraded firmware to 1.49 on my Windows 7 machine at work. No succcess.

After some time googling I’ve found next working solution:

  • install udisks utility
  • run sudo udisks --unmount /mount/point from terminal
  • run sudo udisks --detach /your/device from terminal
  • profit

So, enjoy!