optibay hdd spin down

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  1. sgfdhsg macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi guys!
    Yesterday I bought a WD Caviar Blue and I put it into an optibay. But now the hdd (the os x is from an ssd) in every minute spins up and spins down. Do you have any idea how to change to always run the hdd or just go sleep for 10 minutes minimum. I don't use the hdd so much because it's just for some data.

    Thanks
    Csaba
     
  2. duervo macrumors 68000

    duervo

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    #2
    From Terminal:

    crontab -e

    Add this:

    * * * * * touch ~/optibay.lck

    If your home directory is not on the HDD, then replace the "~" with a location that is mounted on that drive.

    Save and exit.

    If you don't know how to use vi (the editor that launches by default in OS X when you run "crontab -e") then see here:

     
  3. sgfdhsg thread starter macrumors newbie

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