IDE/SATA/Notebook hard drive to USB

Oh yeah, this tool is awesome.  It works wonders for connecting drives to your computers USB port, it even provides power to them as well separate from the USB connection, so you  don’t have to worry about it.  All in all this is a great too, and it works even better than I expected.  It’s been so useful to me I thought I would be remiss if I didn’t share it with everyone else.  I got mine from Amazon, check it out …

FREE software from

Here you go folks!  There is an interesting program called USB Safely Remove, a self proclaimed must have if you frequently use such hotplug devices as: flash drives, USB\SATA drives, card readers and the like. Read more about it at:

Download the program here:

If you hurry, you can get a free license for version 4.1 of this software. Go to:

They are giving away 10,000 license keys and as of 10/2/2009 at 1740 hours, they still had some to give away, so get on over there and check it out.  I haven’t use it yet, but I just now downloaded it and got my key.  I’ll put up a review when I have played with it some.  Enjoy!

Labeling Hard Drives In Linux

Recently I got another external USB hard drive for backing up data. I plugged it in and everything was great except for one thing. The drive came up with the name (label) that Seagate put on there by default. So I was looking a drive mounted at “/media/FreeAgent Drive”, ugh, that sucks. So, I did a little digging and came across this awesome article that covers the many different ways to label your drive. It was interesting that it all basically comes down to your file system, but this article has most everything covered. Check it out