Turn off auto mount for SDHC disk?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by harnadem, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. harnadem macrumors newbie

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    I am new to the OSX environment and have a question about mounting a SDHC disk. I use the SDHC for periodic backup purposes of some documents. I like to keep it in the SD socket of my MacBook Air for convenience sake. Since I do not need to access it on an on-going basis, is there a command setting that will stop OSX from auto mounting it at boot time?

    I am more familiar with linux and on that system, I can see the disk on my desktop (or in a directory menu) and can mount/unmount it by clicking on the name or icon. Is there something similar for OSX Lion?

    Thank you in advance for the help.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Your "problem" is simply the way the Mac works. Macs have always automatically mounted all available volumes. You may then dismount non-boot volumes, but this is an affirmative action on the part of the user. Understand that dismounting a volume does not mean that you disconnect or eject it. There is probably a way to disable the SD card slot, but I would not recommend it.
     
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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