Hard ejection question

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  1. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I have a laptop with 2 hard drives inside (replaced for the optical drive). Not being used to owning a Mac with more than one hard drive, what would happen if I eject the second internal drive?

    Will it come back after a reboot or does the hardware need to detect the actual removal from the machine in order to allow it back on the system?
     
  2. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Assuming it works teh same as two drives in a desktop:
    1. the 2nd (non-OS) drive will come back on reboot (and likely after logging out/back in)
    2. You can use Disk IMage to remount available drives
    3. Love the thread title.
     
  3. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ah thanks for that, will try it, the question title was an accident as well. :D
     
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    Speaking of accident:

    2. You can use Disk Utility to remount available drives
     
  5. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm assuming the unmounting kills the power to the drive.

    I tried it anyway and everything works fine, just not sure if I save on battery.
     
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    Can you tell if it spins down? If it does, in conjuction with the put disks to sleep option in Energy Saver, you might save some power, but I don't know how to verify or measure that.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Without taking apart the laptop I'm only putting my hand/ear on the laptop and can't feel anything with regard to a change in vibration from the second drive.
     

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