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    2nd HDD suddenly disappeared
    I recently installed a 2nd HDD in my optical drive space using an optibay imitator. Basically, there is a PATA to SATA converter so that I have an HDD instead of a disk drive. It is a late 2006 MacBook white.

    Everything worked great except for one minor glitch. When I would restart my mac, the computer wouldn't see the 2nd HDD. I believe it is because the 2nd HDD wasn't spinning in time for the kernel to see it. Anyways, when I would turn my computer off completely, and then turn it on, everything worked perfect.

    Today, for no apparent reason, when I turn on my Mac (NOT restart) the 2nd HDD is missing. Any Ideas?

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    2nd Hard Drive no longer bootable
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    Threads merged. Please don't double post.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Thank you for fixing that issue. Do you have any advice for my Mac?

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    Today, for no apparent reason, when I turn on my Mac (NOT restart) the 2nd HDD is missing. Any Ideas?
    Check the optibay adapter and cable to make sure they're still functioning. It's also possible the drive itself may have failed.

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    It seems to have mysteriously fixed itself (although I have an Ubuntu not booting issue now). How do I mark as solved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mareoraft View Post
    It seems to have mysteriously fixed itself (although I have an Ubuntu not booting issue now). How do I mark as solved?
    No need - especially since you can't post a specific fix.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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