The fix is to get the drives off of gvfs and into fstab. For me it was a luxury that wasn't meant to be. A half dozen USB disks of varying sizes all hooked up and mounted nicely.
Well to fstab it needed to be. Here's how to do it nicely
1)Run "gnome-disks" and rename them if need be. In my case I had several 500G Seagate and 1TB WD entries. Make life easier on yourself if you haven't already.
2)Open up 2 terminals. In one, run 'sudo gedit /etc/fstab' and in the other just 'sudo su -'
3)Use the second terminal to get the block ID information by running (need to be root) 'blkid /dev/drive'
4)Make your fstab look something similar (add), presuming the mountpoints you have figured out andyou are using ext4: