Question about HDD spinning

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jc244, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. jc244 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2012
    Hi. I want to put an HDD in my MBP 13" for extra storage. I've put one in the optical drive spot before and it was constantly spinning and eventually led me to take it out. Will I get the same constant spinning if I put the HDD in the main drive bay and the SSD in the optical drive spot?

  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    If you have "put hard disks in sleep when possible" checked in the System Preferences and it is in the hard drive bay, it should not constantly spin.
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    How do u even know it was constantly spinning? Today's drives are so quiet.
  4. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2012
    mine on the optibay, which is supposed to be spun down most of the time, was not

    problem was some temperature monitoring app, apparently checking the SMART temperature wakes the HD. quit the app, drive off as expected.

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