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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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Why Macintosh HD?

I always thought Macintosh HD stands for "Macintosh Hard Drive"... So what does it stand for?

edit: sorry this should really be in OS X.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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I always thought Macintosh HD stands for "Macintosh Hard Drive"..
It does. What makes you think it doesn't?
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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I always thought Macintosh HD stands for "Macintosh Hard Drive"... So what does it stand for?

edit: sorry this should really be in OS X.
That's what I thought as well... for as long as I remembered (System 7ish?) your hard drive was called Macintosh HD.

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ah, beat me to it
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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It does. What makes you think it doesn't?
well...
Hard Drive.
It sounds stupid but since most of mac portables are now flash-memory based, it could be Macintosh FD.

Something I that hit me when I was formatting my old laptop last weekend, I just find it amusing.

Like the diskette on the "Save" buttons I guess.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:13 PM   #5
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well...
Hard Drive.
It sounds stupid but since most of mac portables are now flash-memory based, it could be Macintosh FD.

Something I that hit me when I was formatting my old laptop last weekend, I just find it amusing.

Like the diskette on the "Save" buttons I guess.
As many Macs still come with HDDs vs Flash memory, that wouldn't be accurate. It may change in the future, but it's not important enough to worry about. It's just a drive name.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:19 PM   #6
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most people equate the internal drive as the hard drive no matter what its form factor. Flash drives have become the common nomenclature for external USB thumb drives.

But really, since you can rename it, does it matter?
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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I re-named mine to "Macintosh SSD"
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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As many Macs still come with HDDs vs Flash memory, that wouldn't be accurate. It may change in the future, but it's not important enough to worry about. It's just a drive name.
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most people equate the internal drive as the hard drive no matter what its form factor. Flash drives have become the common nomenclature for external USB thumb drives.

But really, since you can rename it, does it matter?
I know I know... Just curious. Apple usually is anal around such details.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 03:51 PM   #9
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I re-named mine to "Macintosh SSD"
So did I.

And isn't it 'Mac HD' because they don't use the word 'Macintosh' anymore?
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So did I.

And isn't it 'Mac HD' because they don't use the word 'Macintosh' anymore?
Should be lol.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 08:11 PM   #11
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So did I.

And isn't it 'Mac HD' because they don't use the word 'Macintosh' anymore?
Says who? I can still find references to it on their site and they still use it in various spots on the Mac itself. It's just a label and Mac is just an abbreviation.
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Yeah, I want an SSD icon too. Too bad SSD's aren't as good looking as HD's - they're just a smooth black box or a little board of chips.
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Considering the iPods no longer have hard drives in them, they shouldn't be calling it "disk mode" either now that we're talking about this.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:28 AM   #14
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Says who? I can still find references to it on their site and they still use it in various spots on the Mac itself. It's just a label and Mac is just an abbreviation.
Take some screen captures and post them.

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Yeah, I want an SSD icon too. Too bad SSD's aren't as good looking as HD's - they're just a smooth black box or a little board of chips.
OWC has some icons, I'm sure there are others out there for Samsung, Intel, etcc

http://eshop.macsales.com/Reviews/Fr...ons/icons.html
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 09:54 AM   #15
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Take some screen captures and post them.
They're not common, but there are references to "Macintosh" on Apple's site:

iTunes Store: About authorization and deauthorization
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Apple - QuickTime - QuickTime Components
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Apple - Certification Programs
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