How to put secondary hdd to sleep?

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  1. Lolito macrumors 6502

    Lolito

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    This question seems difficult to me, but i guess there are some experts here that can help me.

    I have a MacBook Pro 13" 2009, with an SSD and a HDD replacing the superdrive. It worked in a way before that, the data hdd, turned off by itself when not in use. that way, not only that it will use less power, but it makes much less noise, as the hdd is as loud as the fan at 2000RPM.

    Does anyone knows where can i control that feature of turning of the HDD if not in use? I already turned off dropbox and hazel, as they had to use the hdd.

    Thank you so much, any help is welcome.
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    System Preferences>Energy Saver>Put hard disks to sleep when possible.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    There's no setting to turn only the secondary drive to sleep. The setting is basically all or nothing.
     
  4. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    If you right click on the secondary drive icon, you can eject the drive.

    You can mount it again via Disk Utility.
     
  5. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    That's the best bet. I can't think of another way.

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    That probably only controls the main hard drive and not the second.
     
  6. Lolito thread starter macrumors 6502

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