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

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ziggyonice, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    #1
    I know how to change the name of a partition. But I want to change the name of the actual device.

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    I want to change that. Any ideas?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    Go to Sharing in system prefs and change the computer name to whatever you want.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #4
    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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