Bringing back "ejected" Optical Bay HDD. Can be "turned on" again without a restart?

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  1. MrXiro, Mar 18, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011

    MrXiro macrumors 68040

    MrXiro

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    I have an SSD as my main OS drive and I just installed a 2nd HDD in my optical bay. I ejected the drive to save battery life but now I want to access something on that drive again. Is there a way to bring that drive back online without restarting or is that the only way?
     
  2. waynep macrumors 6502

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    I think you should be able to do that with the Disk Utility. I use a USB drive for Time Machine. I "ejected" it with the Finder. I started the DU and was able to mount the USB drive without a restart. I also did not unplug/replug-in the USB drive.
     
  3. MrXiro thread starter macrumors 68040

    MrXiro

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    Awesome! Thanks!!!
     

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