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    Nov 13, 2009
    Question Change the name of a DVD Drive
    I bought a new DVD burner, but it has a weird device name on the computer and is really long. Is there a way I could change the DVD Drive name in Snow Leopard so I can get it to say DVD Burner instead of HL-DT-ST BD-RE-GGW-H20L?

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Not sure if this will work (it works for an external hard drive).... When your DVD drive mounts on your desktop, click on the name. A red oval background should appear around the name. Now click at the end of the name or anywhere on the name until that red oval background turns to a square colored light red. Type in your new name for the device and press enter.

    If it took, the new name will appear and stay that way each time you mount the drive. But like I said above, this works for hard drives since they can be written to, however, a DVD drive can not be written to other than by a firmware update. Give it a try and see what happens.


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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    The name format you are seeing is for the LG range, and that is the name given regardless if in a Mac, HP, Dell etc ~ wonder why they just don't call them LG DVD?

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    Member Since
    Sep 16, 2009
    The right side of D.C.
    Non Intel based I-Mac
    How did this work for you...? Here's my situation. I'm running leopard on my somewhat dated iMac (PPC chip) and the internal DVD sometimes burps on trying to read a DVD. I have to insert the disk multiple times. Usually after a couple tries I hear a deep grrrrrr sound and the disk mounts. I'm thinking of getting an external, but don't have a clue as to the best bang for the buck, or for that matter what I'm getting into.

    Open to suggestions....


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