Optibay Hard Disks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tom.humphrey, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. tom.humphrey macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2011

    I have installed my 256 GB SSD as my optibay, and now have a 1TB running as my normal HDD.

    My operating system is on the SSD.

    However I was wondering if there is anyway possible to stop copying my files between hard disks and actually move them on internal drives if that makes sense.

    and then treat external drives like normal.

    I am on a macbook pro and it is a bit of a pain in the ass every time I want to move a file between the drives.

    Also I have my main User files and apps on my SSD, then my large files (i.e. music, movies etc.) on the 1TB.
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    Hold down command while dragging files between drives to move instead of copy.
  3. tom.humphrey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2011
    Thanks does work but was wondering if there was something a bit more automated, e.g. so that it recognised it was an internal drive so moved it instead of copying
  4. tom.humphrey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2011
    If anyone else was interested in this found a way of sort of doing it.

    By using JBOD I can make the mac view both hard disks as one large disk.

    Here is a walkthrough for doing it:


    going to experiment when I can back up my computer.

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