issue flashing on Mac due to 'busy or locked drive'

this is what appears as the issue when trying to flash a hiveos .img onto an external msata drive, I haven’t had this problem with m.2 or 2.5 in drives in the past, any and all help appreciated

Hello @bentested ,

Is the drive empty? You could try formatting it (MacOS extended) and trying again. We’ve seen this behavior sometimes when the drive contains some sort of autostartup.

If that doesn’t help, the following information would be helpful to debug:

  • OS type and version on your PC.
  • Etcher version you’re running
  • Debug console output. You can access the console by pressing “Ctrl+Shift+I”