Have a secondary hard-drive in your laptop/desktop that you don't often use?
hd sleeper is a small, free and open-source utility for Mac OS X 10.6+ that will allow you to quickly put to sleep and wake up your hard-drives.

With many people switching over to SSD these days, I wanted a quick way to put the secondary hard-drive to sleep when not in use, to save energy and create less noise.
hdsleeper is the result, it seems to work decently so I've decided to share it.

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hd sleeper for Mac OSX 10.6+

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1. Installation
Drag the application to your Applications folder

2. Usage
Run, right click on Icon on menubar and select Preferences, set as required.
Use "Unmount" to put hard-drives to sleep, "Mount" to wake up.