control second harddisk

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Hello

I recently upgraded my mbp with a new SSD and later replaced the optical drive with the old HDD.

Now I wonder if I can control the HDD, which only serves as additional storage.

Is there a way to separately start the HDD, or shut it down while the SDD which runs the systems keeps running? I don't use it too often and the noise it makes annoys me, knowing that the SSD on its own is super quite.

Thanks for any help and advice
 

chscag

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No, both are on or off. And you can't put one drive to sleep without doing the same with the other. I don't understand what you mean by the noise the HDD is making? If the drive is not being used, it shouldn't be making noise unless it's defective.
 

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An internal laptop HD should be almost silent. If it's making noise (enough to be annoying)…then something doesn't sound right.

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