Change the device name of external hard drive? [Trick question.]

ziggyonice

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Mar 12, 2006
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I know how to change the name of a partition. But I want to change the name of the actual device.



I want to change that. Any ideas?
 

edesignuk

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Mar 25, 2002
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Pretty sure you can't change the bit you have highlighted. It's like a device identifier. It's fixed against that drive.

What does it matter? You never see it other than for Disk Utility / System Profiler.
 

Weaselboy

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Ed is correct. That is hard coded into the drive. I thought you just wanted change the name in the Finder.
 

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