Set PCIe SSD as non-removable

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by riggles, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. riggles macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2013
    I'd like to move my boot SSD from the optical bay to a PCIe slot with an Apricorn Velocity or Sonnet Tempo but, as I understand it, the drive will show up as removable. Is there a way around this? I use Alfred to quickly eject disk images, etc. and I'm afraid of typing too fast and accidentally ejecting my boot disk. Can I flag it or change it's type to a non-removable drive?
  2. tobyg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2004
    Are you booting from it? I boot from my SSD on my Velocity and it's not ejectable when you boot from it. If it's just a Data SSD then yes, it'll probably be ejectable.
  3. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    Just to add info - the Rocket 640L sets all drives on it as removable - it is something to do with the way that hot-swappable drives are configured. There is currently no firmware option to change this behaviour on the Rocket card.
  4. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    Had the same issue with my SSD in the solo x2. Nowhere to set it as fixed, It won't eject the boot drive anyway if you accidentally press the eject icon. Though I managed to change the orange icons back to grey fixed ones so they don't 'look' removable. I will have to dig out the post/link from I have saved from my Mac Pro tomorrow unless someone else obliges as my kids are all in bed!
  5. riggles thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2013
    Thanks~ Good to know I likely won't eject my boot drive accidentally. I remember there being a -notremovable flag or some thing a few versions back that would mount drive like they were fixed disks, but I don't know if it still works or is advisable.

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