Shortcut for mounting a drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Avlor, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Avlor macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I've recently installed a second hard drive in place of my SuperDrive and now use SSD as my OS drive and a regular hard drive for data. However, when running on battery I want everything I can squeeze out of my mac so I tend to dismount the drive when on battery power. Dismounting is easy, just right click and eject, but mounting it back requires going into Disk Utility. Is there a way I can place a shortcut to mounting the disk/write some script so I don't have to go all the way to Disk Utility? Even better, maybe there is a way to code a script that would automatically mount the disk when I switch from battery to AC?

    Any suggestions much appreciated!
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    #2
    Try making an alias to the disk, then you can place that in your Dock or another convenient place. Disclaimer: I don't know 100% for certain this will work, but I believe it will.

    jW
     
  3. Avlor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, didn't work.. I get an error message saying the original item cannot be found. I think there should be some way to address the mount point, but i have no idea how to do it
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #4
    Doesn't look like it works:
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  5. Sydde macrumors 68020

    Sydde

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    You could create a short shell script using the mount_hfs command, but it might be a bit of a pain to use.
     

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