Set HDD in Optical Bay NOT to mount on boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jugney, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Jugney, Oct 27, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012

    Jugney macrumors member

    May 6, 2008
    Hi all,

    I just successfully upgraded to an SSD, installed in the main bay, and stuck my HDD in the optical bay.

    My SSD is relatively spacious at 256GB, so all my essential files fit on there, but I like having the extra space to store my photos and Final Cut Pro projects.

    My question is - the whirring sound of the hard drive is annoying, and keeping it on all the time chews up battery life. Can I set the system not to mount that drive on boot, and then just run a command to mount/unmount it as need be?

    EDIT - Just to add more detail - was planning on creating symlinks so a few folders in my User folder (Pictures, Sites, and Virtual Machines) were on the HDD. Not sure if the system could be smart enough to mount the drive when it needed to access those files? That would be ideal.


  2. Jugney thread starter macrumors member

    May 6, 2008

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