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Mac Specs: Macbook 13-inch Mid 2007 | 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo | 3GB Ram | 250GB Hard Drive | 2nd Hard Drive 80GB

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I have a 2007 white Macbook. I bought this 2nd HDD Apple OptiBay SuperDrive Replacement PATA DV23 - eBay (item 290569364304 end time Jun-22-11 20:28:18 PDT) to add a second hard drive to my mac because my combo drive dosent work and i have a couple extra hard drive laying around. Does anyone know if this will affect my Mac's performance. Particularly my Cpu and speed? Will there be a way i can turn off the extra Hdd if i need to? Should i do this in the first place? Im doing it mainly to separate my windows 7 and OS X. Thanks in advance.
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Having a second drive on a separate SATA port shouldn't effect your processor usage at all.

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well its not the sata port its the Atapi/IDE where the dvd rive goes. Any power management tips for me so the hard drives dont run when not needed?
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