How to change name of HDD connected to Airport basestation

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by LushMojo, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. LushMojo macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2008
    I have a mid-2010 27" iMac that I upgraded memory (20gig) and completely removed the HDD and replaced with an SDD. I'm exceptionally happy with the upgrade; seems like a brand new computer.

    I took the 1 TB HDD and put it in an external USB enclosure and attached it to my Airport Extreme basestation. The whole process was seamless and TimeMachine works flawlessly.

    I have one minor issue I just can't seem to figure out. The name of the HDD when viewed in the Finder (as I connect to it) or via the Airport Utility is simply "Macintosh HD" and I can't seem to figure out how to change it. Changing the name doesn't seem to be an option when right-clicking on the drive or when administering via Airport Utility. There must be a way to edit the name; anyone know?
  2. Mr-Kerrse macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2011
    United Kingdom
    You can name it in Disk Utility ?
  3. LushMojo thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2008
    I thought of that as well; Disk Utility doesn't seem to show disks that are connected to via WiFi. Or am I missing something?

    I'm probably missing something incredibly simple.

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