How to disable auto-mount?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by atap3d, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. atap3d macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2011
    Hello, recently I bought device to connect second hdd instead cdrom, installed additional drive to macbook pro 15" and noticed that this drive decreases time macbook works from battery. How to disable auto-mount for my new drive?
  2. marco007 macrumors member


    Oct 7, 2006
    Same question (y)
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I don't believe there's any way that you can prevent the Mac from mounting all "mountable volumes" at bootup. This is a consequence of putting two drives into a Macbook Pro...

    Having said that, if you don't want the second drive drawing battery power, your best option is to just drag the drive's icon to the trash after the bootup process is complete. This will DIS-mount it from the desktop.

    The downside is that to RE-mount it, you will have to open Disk Utility to do so.

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