Swapping hard drives regularly?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by InfiniteLoopy, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. InfiniteLoopy macrumors 6502

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    I have a Mac with Filevault 2 enabled in Yosemite.
    I would like to temporarily swap the existing hard drive with another hard drive (which wouldn't have Filevault), swapping back and forth once/twice a day for a couple of weeks.
    The reason for this is that each drive is used for a separate project.

    Are there any issues in doing so, maybe the Mac refusing to swap drives after a certain amount of times, Filevault locking the drive, reliability, or data integrity?

    Thanks
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I hope you don't mean physically swap. That would be a hassle. Instead, just attach one drive in an external case and boot from the it when you need to. FileVault won't be confused.
     
  3. InfiniteLoopy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I mean physical swap. It's a MacBook with quick access to the drive, so it's a 5 minute job.
    So, there won't be any problems if I do this then?

    Thanks
     
  4. chabig macrumors 68040

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    No. There won't be any problems. Just make sure to shut down the MacBook before you do the swap. Sleep isn't enough.
     
  5. InfiniteLoopy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. chabig macrumors 68040

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    You are welcome. I know I'm just one poster, but I have 30 years of Mac experience. ;)
     
  7. vitaliy50 macrumors newbie

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    These macs have a solid state hard drive, correct?
     
  8. InfiniteLoopy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, platter drives.
     

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