How to deactivate the Seagate G-Force sensor?

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  1. boppin macrumors member

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    Hello everyone!

    A few weeks ago I purchased a Seagate Momentus ST9500420ASG.

    How can I deactivate the integrated G-Force Sensor?

    Thank you!

    I am using a MacBook Pro 15", Mid 2009 with Mac OS X 10.6
     
  2. John89 macrumors regular

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    I have no idea if you can, but why would you want to?
     
  3. p3ncil macrumors regular

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    if you think it's conflicting with apple's SMS (Sudden motion sensor) then just disable's apple's SMS. It's the same thing.
     
  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Because the MBP has it's own sensor and when both are active it causes problems.

    There is a version of this drive (ST9500420ASG ) that does not have the sensor. ZipZoomFly carries it. Interestingly, my brand new MBP (a CTO received 8/19) has the G version of the drive.
     
  5. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    +1:)
     
  6. John89 macrumors regular

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    Cool I never knew that. I thought they were the same thing.
     
  7. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    They are:confused:...
     
  8. p3ncil macrumors regular

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    they are the about the same thing, just that companies like to give them wonderful/fanciful names.
     
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  10. boppin thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello,

    no I don't mean the Apple sensor but the sensor in the HDD itself.

    Do you have an idea?

    Thank you!
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't believe the drive has any interface to alter the sensor, its on and will cannot be changed. That means you're only recourse is to turn off the apple sensor, there by allowing at least one motion sensor to work correctly.
     

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