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Do you name your hard disks?


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Do you leave your hard disks with their boring defaults or personalise them?

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My OS X partitions are:

MBP - Black Mask
MBA - Green Ghost

And my 2 home wifi networks are named rinkydink and horsepucky.

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I forgot wifi. Mine is 'Nigel' as in Nigel Network. Bit boring compared to yours though bobtomay!

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You just gotta name everything! I have enclosures available for all my drives, so I find it easier to name it according to size and manufacturer. Might not be the most interesting names, but they are needed to keep my sanity.

Computers:
Macbook Pro 15"= "MBP OWC 240," "MBP OWC 120"
Macbook Pro 13"= "MBP OWC 120"
PowerMac= "PMWD500one," "PMWD500two"
XPS 720= "CrucialSSD128." "XPSWD500one," "XPSWD500two," "XPSWD500three"

External storage enclosures: "WD500one TimeMachine," "WD500two TimeMachine," "IB-Storage 80GB," "Fantom MBP BACKUPS WD500GB," "Fantom Files 80gb," "PHOTOS WD500GB," "HITACHI80GBFILES," "Seagate 250gb Random"

Routers:
NetGear N600#1 (basement)= "FBI SSI T1"(5ghz N), "FBI SSI T2"(2.4ghz N),
NetGear N600#2 (attic)= "FBI SSI T1"(5ghz N), "FBI SSI T2"(2.4ghz N), with network attached storage drive named "Pluto" because of it's impossibly far location away from everything else in my home.
Both netgear routers share matching connections for seamless movement throughout the house for best reception.

Arris modem/router (basement)= "FBI SSI T3"(b/g/n), for guests.

AT&T Microcell= "MicroCrapper"

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In the past I have named computers, hard drives, and networks.

The basic names for hard drives have tended to be Aquaman for the boot drive. Causes some confusion though if you have two boot drives mounted (main and clone for example or current and older OS). Data drives tend to get named according to use such as Media.

Past computer names have often been NASA-related Challenger, Columbia, Enterprise (all laptops)/ Once had a Mac Pro named Bullwinkle.

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I only name the computers, not the various parts in it..

My primary machine has been 'Dante' for as long as I can remember. My other machines have been named various combinations of Styx, Inferno, and so on..I think you see the theme..

My NAS is the 'Blackhole' since it devours everything that I don't need to be looking at all..

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Oh my I'm so boring. hahahaha. I didnt put names. waaaa.
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My personal OS X laptop has moved from hardware to hardware over the years, but its internal drive always gets renamed to "MacGyver" (get it?).

The rest of my drives get called whatever strikes my fancy at the time. In the past I've had names pulled from Stargate SG1 characters, Silmarillion characters, US military aircraft and War of Northern Aggression generals.

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The rest of my drives get called whatever strikes my fancy at the time. In the past I've had names pulled from Stargate SG1 characters, Silmarillion characters, US military aircraft and War of Northern Aggression generals.
War of Northern Aggression ROTFL

Which Silmarillion characters? Kudos for slogging through that book BTW.

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My thumb drive is called "The Sewer" and my MBP disk is called "Michaelangelo." The MBP itself is called "Cybertron" (I have a thing for nostalgia...).

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War f Northern Aggression is how my dad generally referred to it . . . haven't heard anyone else call it that.

I name mine, but usually boring names like "Media Files" or "MyBook Studio". Main reason is to tell which is which on the network.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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You mean you didn't name them after me?

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I usually keep my internal hard drive as its default (excluding my old Windows laptop). However, any external drive such as an ext. HDD or a flash drive I name - usually to my name.
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Don't bother.

The so and so's will fail on you at the most inconvenient times so they don't deserve names other than %$^$#@ as appropriate!

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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