Disk wasn’t ejected because one or more programs may be using it

This occasionally bites.

To find out what the program is that’s using your external disk use:

sudo lsof -xf +d /Volumes/

More info here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1117945

For example, I’ve had Spotlight indexing the drive. Restarting fixed it.
And iTunes downloading something. Closing it fixed the problem.

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