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Replacing Super Drive with Hard Dirve, possible to make the HD sleep?

Hi there,

I am replacing my 2011 macbook pro 15" super drive with a enclosure and a 500gb Momentus XT hybrid HDD.

And here is the questions

Since i am using a SSD for my original Hard disk place. Will the Super drive 500gb Momentus XT go to sleep when i don't use it? (is the IR sensor use for that?)

Because, i will only use my Momentus XT, purely as a storage that store large movie, pictures files, which does not require to read and write most of the time.

And by the way, is it the same performance if i use the Momentus XT as storage only compare to normal 7200rpm HDD?

Sorry for my bad english-_-

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Go under the Apple in the upper left hand corner to System Preferences > Energy saver, and click the box that says "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible

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So, will it put both of my SSD and Hard disk to sleep? or just the inactive one?

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It will only put the Inactive one to sleep, not the one you are using. X-11 has a neat little App included Called Spindown HD which lets u customize the times it takes to sleep and also tells u which one is sleeping or active. +

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how to get to the app?

Oh, by the way, is it a way to totally disable the hard disk and only mount it when i need it to?

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You'll have to wait for an answer from majesty on this one. Last time I remember it was a CHUD Apple developer tools.

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Mayer is correct. If you did not install X-11 with your Installation DVD you must install that first. It's part of the developer tools. You can also download it at Appl'w website if you arte registered as a developer.

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