Why Macintosh HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ploki, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It does. What makes you think it doesn't?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    That's what I thought as well... for as long as I remembered (System 7ish?) your hard drive was called Macintosh HD.

    ** EDIT **
    ah, beat me to it :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  5. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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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.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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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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    Orlandoech

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    I re-named mine to "Macintosh SSD"
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know I know... Just curious. Apple usually is anal around such details.
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    So did I.

    And isn't it 'Mac HD' because they don't use the word 'Macintosh' anymore?
     
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    Orlandoech

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    Should be lol.
     
  11. macrumors 601

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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.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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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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    Jessica Lares

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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.
     
  14. macrumors 68000

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    Take some screen captures and post them.

    OWC has some icons, I'm sure there are others out there for Samsung, Intel, etcc

    http://eshop.macsales.com/Reviews/Framework.cfm?page=/icons/icons.html
     
  15. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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