Resolved Secondary hard drive spins up on wake

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by riptideMBP, May 29, 2011.

  1. riptideMBP, May 29, 2011
    Last edited: May 30, 2011

    riptideMBP macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,
    Yesterday I removed the DVD drive from my 2010 MacBook Pro, and replaced it with a 40GB intel 320 SSD using a generic "optibay" enclosure. I am using this drive as my startup volume while keeping the stock HD in the hard drive bay for media, easy backups, and my windows 7 vm. To conserve battery and reduce noise I wanted have the hard drive spin down when it wasn't in use, so I set the hard dive sleep timer to 1 minute and created apps to mount and eject the hard drive. Between the sleep timer and eject command, the hard drive stays "off" during normal use however when i put the laptop to sleep and then open the screen, the hard drive spins indefinitely until i execute the eject command. Is there some way to prevent the unmounted hard drive from spinning up when waking from sleep?
     
  2. riptideMBP thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It turns out that I was able to achieve the desired result by forgoing the unmounting procedure and simply allowing the 1 minute sleep timer to do its job.
     
  3. zalo05 macrumors newbie

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    Same Issue

    Were you ever able to fix this issue without just using the timer? Mine's doing the exact same thing. I eject the secondary and then it starts spinning on wake. My only option that I'm aware of is to just restart. :(
     

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