forcing internal hd to sleep ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macchiato2009, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009

    i have replaced the superdrive of my mini by a hd

    settings are already done in power management to put hd on sleep when inactive

    the first hd is usually on use because the system is on it

    but the second hd is only used for storage

    it doesn't go on sleep before about 20-30 minutes

    and as soon as i open the finder, it goes on again

    is it possible to keep the first hd on use and to force the second hd to go on sleep manually ?

  2. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2009
  3. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    All connected drives will spin-up when you go to Finder. Finder needs to know where it can save or read files to/from, so it accesses all connected drives.

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