Dual Hard Drive, Mounting keeps changing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chenu, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. chenu macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2008
    I recently moved to a SSD+HDD setup, I kept my HDD in the normal location and used an optibay adapter to install an SSD.

    I installed the OS/Applications on the SSD and moved the home folder (and sleep image) to the HDD. I made the changes in System Preferences to move to home folder.

    SSD: /Volumes/SSD HDD: /Volumes/Data

    This has been working fine for a few weeks. However, today after rebooting and logging in, OSX kept asking to rebuild my user folder. Looking in /Volumes/ I saw that my HDD was mounted at /Volumes/Data 1 and a random folder was mounted at /Volumes/Data

    I was able to fix it by deleting Data, and remounting, etc. However, this same error kept happening with every few restarts.

    Has anyone experienced this issue, and know of how to fix it?
  2. disasterdrone macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2013
    OSX is bizarrely picky about this, and doesn't like these things to be moved around. My advice would be to put the ssd in your main bay, and boot off it, keeping your user folder there. I'm guessing the only things that are going to take space are photos and movies anyway, just move those to the hdd.
  3. monokitty macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2011

    Don't move your user folder off of the SSD.

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