Apple’s macOS Ventura 13.5 update, released on Monday, includes a fix for the issue where certain SATA hard drives might unexpectedly disconnect from the 2023 Mac Pro after the computer wakes from sleep.
Apple posted information about the issue in a support document last month, saying it was aware of the issue and that a fix was on the way. Apple updated the support document on Monday to indicate that the issue has been resolved in the macOS Ventura 13.5 update. macOS Sonoma beta users will likely see the same fix in the next beta release.
While the Mac Pro uses SSD storage, it also includes SATA ports for connecting internal hard drives, and sometimes the drives could disconnect due to a bug.
If you see ‘disk not ejected properly’ on your Mac Pro (2023)
If an internal SATA drive unexpectedly disconnects from your Mac Pro, update to macOS Ventura 13.5 or later.
Certain models of internal SATA drives might unexpectedly disconnect from your computer after your Mac wakes from sleep. This can occur if your Mac automatically goes to sleep or if you manually put your Mac to sleep.
To resolve this issue, update to macOS Ventura 13.5 or later.
The new Mac Pro debuted at WWDC in June. The new computer boasts Apple’s most powerful 24-core CPU, an up to 76-core GPU, and starts with twice the memory and SSD storage. It can also be configured with up to 192GB of memory with 800GB/s of unified memory bandwidth. Both the Mac Studio and Mac Pro can play up to 22 streams of 8K ProRes video.
The new Mac Pro provides PCIe expansion, with seven PCle expansion slots, with six open expansion slots that support gen 4, which is 2x faster than before.
The Mac Pro offers eight built-in Thunderbolt 4 ports — six on the back and two on the top — twice as many as before. It supports up to six Pro Display XDRs, along with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. The Mac Pro also includes three USB-A ports, two higher-bandwidth HDMI ports that support up to 8K resolution and up to 240Hz frame rates, two 10Gb Ethernet ports, and a headphone jack.