Things Snow Leopard doesn’t tell you

When you plug in an external hard drive that hasn’t been unmounted properly, Snow Leopard actually starts running fsck on it:

/System/Library/Filesystems/hfs.fs/Contents/Resources/../../../../../../sbin/fsck_hfs -y /dev/disk1s2

Of course, nowhere does it actually inform you it’s doing this, unless you hunt down the fsck process.

So what probably happens is you decide it’s not going to mount and yank the cable a couple of times to see if it’s something wrong, of course this just disconnects the drive in the process of the fsck, which is something I’d rather not do.