Hide only RAID0 drive El Capitan Desktop?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by brentsg, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    With Yosemite I'm 95% sure that I had my internal RAID0 drive hidden on the desktop, but I was still able to display actual external drives when they were plugged in. Anyone know how to do this?

    As many know, OSX views RAID0 drives as external and uses that icon.

  2. wlossw macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Check in the Finder preferences and see if "Hard Disks" and or "External Disks" are checked under the General tab.
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Whether or not OS X treats a volume as "external" depends on how it's connected to the computer. RAID 0 volumes created internally on native disks in a Mac that has 2 disks don't show up as external. RAID volumes attached to a RAID card may or may not show as external.
    You can hide the entire volume by following steps in this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-to-hide-a-specific-drive-from-desktop.1302248/
  4. brentsg thread starter macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    Yup, mine are created with the OSX tool, but the drives themselves are mounted to PCI cards. Thanks!

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