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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?


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. +


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?


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


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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