Switching off the OptiBay drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by g33, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. g33 macrumors 6502

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    I have an SSD in place of the usual hard disk my MBP 13" came with to which i placed in the optibay. Since i did this (yesterday) ive noticed how noisy the drive is over just using the SSD alone.

    Is there a way to either powerdown the optibay drive or 'eject' it when not in use for silence and prolonged battery life? Would you recommend it? Most of the time i will just use it as a netbook unless i download media to the optibay.

    Thanks
     
  2. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    You can go into Disk Utility and Eject the optibay drive. I havent found a way to keep it ejected on a restart though...goodluck with that.
     

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