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Aug 18, 2006, 03:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by fisherKing
internal: agharta
external1: pangaea

(mythical cities, but mostly, the names of 2 miles davis albums)

and

ext2: bigfun
ext3: storageroom

and the portable, of course:

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Just for the record, pangaea wasn't a mythical city, it was the name for the huge mass of land back in the time when all the continents were connected.
     
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Aug 18, 2006, 07:56 AM
 
Originally Posted by jamil5454
Just for the record, pangaea wasn't a mythical city, it was the name for the huge mass of land back in the time when all the continents were connected.


sorry...i know that. was just simplifying my post.
i will never do that again....
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my booty drive = yo momma's name
my backdoor drive = yo sista's name
my maintenance drive = yo kitty's name
my storage drive = yo gf AND her bi-luv's name
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Personally I find it hilarious that you have the hots for my gramma. Especially seeins how she is 3x your age, and makes your Brittney-Spears-wannabe 30-something wife look like a rag doll who went thru WWIII with a burning stick of dynamite up her a** :)
     
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I am a Disneyland fan so my HD is named.

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at work where they make use a machine from the evil empire, the HD is named

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Aug 20, 2006, 01:47 PM
 
I tend to name the drive the same as the computer,

Sport <- Laptop drive

My Ginormous firewire drive partitions:

Pig
Hen
Goat

I have no idea why, guess I just hate typing
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Aug 20, 2006, 08:31 PM
 
Internal HD > "Internal"

Portable FW > "FireLite" (the name on the front of the drive)

Partitions of external LaCie FW:
"PB Backup <date>"
"FireLite Backup"
"Extra Space"
     
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My internal on my MacBook is My Macintosh, and my external FireWire is My Stuff.
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Aug 21, 2006, 11:43 AM
 
New user here...if you renamed the hardrive in macs...will they affect anything? e.g. where files are from etc.
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Aug 21, 2006, 11:45 AM
 
Renaming the hard drive should not affect anything, renaming your home folder WILL. DO NOT RENAME YOUR HOME FOLDER.
     
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Aug 21, 2006, 04:10 PM
 
All my machines are kept at "Macintosh HD" My External drive and the way I do it in Windows is juat based on manufacturer... Hitachi, Seagate, etc. I think I'm gonna have to address this as I start to buy multiple drives of the same brand, I probably just do it by size; Hitachi-160, Seagate-80, etc.

To TheGeekGuy: Paul Weller? (Gotta Love Google)
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On my MacBook: "Robusto".

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Aug 21, 2006, 10:39 PM
 
I rename mine by Months
August 06, etc....

When I do a full back up I change name.... so all backed ups are catagorized on one of my external drives.
     
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Aug 21, 2006, 11:53 PM
 
My G5's partitions are Scarpia and Tosca.

Other drives are boring but obvious: AV & Backup
     
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"Big Stiffy" (I mainly use it for, you know, internet materials).
     
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Aug 22, 2006, 02:22 AM
 
PowerMac G5 Internal Drives....

Lee
Grant
     
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Aug 22, 2006, 03:26 AM
 
main: the core
partition 1: pleiades
parttition 2 pleiades WIN

any additonal drives will have fruity and/or esoteric names
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Aug 22, 2006, 05:03 PM
 
HD: "ROCKO X"
External FW HD, partition 1: "ROCKO X BACKUP"
External FW HD, partition 2: "OASIS"
iPod: "ELECTRICO"

To explain...

In the mid-90s, when I first switched to a Mac, I was a fan of the Nicktune "Rocko's Modern Life", a cartoon about the life and times of a modern Wallaby in the big city, anyhoo... I named that first Mac "ROCKO", my second Mac "ROCKO II", and so on.

I'm on my tenth Mac now since 1996, and that means my HD is named "ROCKO X". No relation to the operating system(!)

I've carried this naming system through years when I've had both a desktop and a laptop--like right now, when my old eMac, "ROCKO IX", is sitting next to my swank new MacBook, "ROCKO X", until I sell the former.

"OASIS" is my aptly named emergency partition.

"ELECTRICO" is the word for "streetcar" in European Portuguese, and I'm a big fan both of transit and of Portugal, so I figured why the hell not. After all, my cat is named "Camoes", after a classical Portuguese author, so the geekdom knows no bounds, really ;-)
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What else would I name it? JOHN
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I name mine current Month Year (AUG 2006) so I after I clone backup, I change name and
know when I haven't backed up!
     
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Aug 25, 2006, 04:13 AM
 
All my computers/drives are named after physicists.

My iMac is Feynman
my iBook is Schrödinger
my external USB2 drive is Tesla
My FW drive is Fermi

Upcoming devices may include Angstrom, Volta, Rutherford, Maxwell, Bohr, Pascal, and Newton.

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On my Dual G5:
Cheese Grater (250GB, boot drive)
SAKURAドロプス (400GB, full of anime and stuff)
Damascus (1TB, TV shows, mostly videos)
Icarus (500GB, FAT32 for transfers with Windows people)
Daedelus (500GB, misc)

Old hard drive names:
Mercury (for my TiBook)
Siryn
Sachun
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MacBook - LiquidSilver HD
iPod Nano - FerroLevigo

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Originally Posted by liquidsilver6840 View Post
MacBook - LiquidSilver HD
iPod Nano - FerroLevigo
Um, why did you drag up a thread older than 6 months?
     
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Jonas HD
Brandon
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Jul 11, 2007, 06:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Person Man View Post
Um, why did you drag up a thread older than 6 months?
I did a search for something and found that thread. I wanted to post the names of my disks.

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Jul 11, 2007, 06:58 PM
 
In general, unless dredging up an ancient (older than six months) thread provides really important information, we frown on bringing it back from the dead. Your disk names do not seem to add to the overall wealth of human knowledge, so they just don't meet that standard...

If I modded this forum, I'd delete all the new posts and let it slip back into the abyss.

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I'm sorry then.

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Jul 11, 2007, 07:23 PM
 
Why is it that people jump all over someone for posting a new thread on a topic that's already been covered and other people jump on someone for bringing up an old thread with new information?

Pick one, people. Thanks go to liquidsilver for doing his own search first IMO.

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clone - Agamemnon
daily backup - Menalaus

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boot partition - Geoffery
remaining - Kegger
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