What does the Finder look like when you have several hard drives installed?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Jardins de Vin, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

    Nov 6, 2012
    European Union
    Stupid question, but I'll be putting an SSD in my Mac Pro soon and I was wondering what the Finder window looks like when you have two or more drives in the Mac. Do they appear in the side bar, like external drives?
    Or aren't they marked at all as different drives, but instead you only get to "see" there's several drives when you install an app and it asks you on which drive you would like to install it?

    It's a matter of organisation for me that's why I'd like to know. (where I will put which content, how it will be accessible, etc.) Thanks!
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    All drives, internal and external, show in the sidebar in Finder by default.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Yes, any mounted drives will show in your finder windows, under Devices.
    Unless you don't want them to appear there, by turning them off in your Finder Preferences.
    You can also decide if you want icons for your other internal drives to appear on the desktop. I don't want the boot drive to appear on the desktop, but I do like any other internal and all external storage to appear.
  4. flowrider macrumors 603


    Nov 23, 2012
    I presently have Eight storage devices. Four internal HDDs, 2 SSDs mounted on PCIE Solo x2 cards, and two external HDDs. I will soon retire one of the external HDDs, when I replace one of my Solo x2s with a Duo x2 and two SSDs (for a total of three SSDs). Anyway to keep them all straight, I position them where I want, give them descriptive names, and copy and paste the icon I choose as a visual reference. A pict of my Desktop is attached.

    Oh, I forgot, I also have two printers that I keep on my Desktop beneath my SSDs.


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  5. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

    Apr 25, 2008
    You can hide any you don't want to normally view (e.g. a Time Machine dedicated volume) with the command: chflags hidden /Volumes/harddrivenamehere
  6. cinealta macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
  7. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

    Nov 6, 2012
    European Union
    Thanks guys! So basically it does really act like any other drive, wether it is internal or external.
  8. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong

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