Optibay, anyone find a Solution to Stop HDD from Spinning?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dsa420, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. dsa420 macrumors 6502

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    I have read multiple threads of people who seem to have the same issue I am experiencing. I just installed Optibay with my 500gb HDD in the optical space and my SSD filling the spot of my traditional hard drive slot. Even when the HDD is unmounted it seems to continue to spin which is obviously problematic for battery life.

    Anyone figure out a solution yet?
     
  2. p3ncil macrumors regular

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    Jul 6, 2009
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    Place the SSD in your optical drive bay.
    Place the HHD in your 'original' HDD bay.

    HDD will spin down provided it's not getting indexed by spotlight and the option, put hard disk/s to sleep when possible is selected under energy preference

    Hope this helps.

    And oh ya. You got a PM.
    Hope you'll be able to help me out.

    Thanks in advanced.
     

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