Sleep/spin down 2nd hard drive (optibay clone)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by discosoap, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. discosoap macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    quick question. I bought an optibay clone and put it in my 2010 Macbook i5. I have an SSD residing in my standard hard drive bay (because of potential hibernate issues) and the 5400rpm Apple drive + optibay clone in the Superdrive bay.

    How do I sleep/spin down the 5400rpm drive ? Unmounting doesn't seem to help. Put disk to sleep option in preferences is selected, but it keeps spinning and spinning. What options do we have for sleeping/spinning down this drive within OSX ?

    Kind regards :)
     
  2. discosoap thread starter macrumors regular

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    ps; please let me know when my question is not clear, posted in the wrong section or if you guys need more info.
     
  3. aikinai macrumors newbie

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    If you're still wondering how to do this, you have to eject the disk, not just unmount it. Charlie.naylor posted a perfect script for ejecting the drive. Just change "Backup" to the name of the drive you want to eject.
     
  4. qksilver macrumors newbie

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    I am unable to get the script to work my drive is called "data"

    I pasted this from applescript

    "touch /Volumes/data/.dummy;
    hdiutil eject `disktool -l | grep data |
    awk '{ print substr($0,20,7) }'`"

    the " " are included in the script.
     
  5. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for reviving such an old thread but I thought I'd post for anybody on google trying to fix this problem (like me) http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=12536522#post12536522
     

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