USB RAM stick Identification



jrb
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Is there any way to get the OS pop-up to show the drive title, rather than
just the drive letter?
I have a new Dell w/ Ms WinXPhe w/ SP2, and I use several USB RAM sticks: a
small one from Dell, and 1/2GB SanDisk sticks which use the CruzerMini
driver.
The problem is I never know which drive letter they will come up as, so
shortcuts to their files are often wrong.
I suspect Ms will never address the problem of every computer forcing
different drive letters to most storage devices, rather than using the title
of the storage medium, which would be much more useful.
jrb

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Only drive letters can be unique, JRB and not a drive title. If Microsoft
would have desgined that way you would sure experience duplicates one day.

I believe changing the drive letter every time the drive is connected is not
a helpful suggestion and am not sure even if a fixed letter or a drive title
option can be used to help the shortcuts identify the correct drive.

However, found a utility that might help.

http://www.solcom.com/pendrivemanager/

This utility copies files from pen drive to a folder, which can be used as a
reference for the shortcuts.

--
Jonybrv

"jrb" wrote:

> Is there any way to get the OS pop-up to show the drive title, rather than
> just the drive letter?
> I have a new Dell w/ Ms WinXPhe w/ SP2, and I use several USB RAM sticks: a
> small one from Dell, and 1/2GB SanDisk sticks which use the CruzerMini
> driver.
> The problem is I never know which drive letter they will come up as, so
> shortcuts to their files are often wrong.
> I suspect Ms will never address the problem of every computer forcing
> different drive letters to most storage devices, rather than using the title
> of the storage medium, which would be much more useful.
> jrb
>
>
>

Yves Leclerc
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
You can place a label on each USB flash drive. It should be the same as if
your were to do this on any standard hard drives.


"Jonybrv" <Jonybrv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:734C21D1-2FC4-413E-8BA2-CDBB6947AF6A@microsoft.com...
>
> Only drive letters can be unique, JRB and not a drive title. If Microsoft
> would have desgined that way you would sure experience duplicates one day.
>
> I believe changing the drive letter every time the drive is connected is
> not
> a helpful suggestion and am not sure even if a fixed letter or a drive
> title
> option can be used to help the shortcuts identify the correct drive.
>
> However, found a utility that might help.
>
> http://www.solcom.com/pendrivemanager/
>
> This utility copies files from pen drive to a folder, which can be used as
> a
> reference for the shortcuts.
>
> --
> Jonybrv
>
> "jrb" wrote:
>
>> Is there any way to get the OS pop-up to show the drive title, rather
>> than
>> just the drive letter?
>> I have a new Dell w/ Ms WinXPhe w/ SP2, and I use several USB RAM sticks:
>> a
>> small one from Dell, and 1/2GB SanDisk sticks which use the CruzerMini
>> driver.
>> The problem is I never know which drive letter they will come up as, so
>> shortcuts to their files are often wrong.
>> I suspect Ms will never address the problem of every computer forcing
>> different drive letters to most storage devices, rather than using the
>> title
>> of the storage medium, which would be much more useful.
>> jrb
>>
>>
>>


USB RAM stick Identification