Custom SSD Icons

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  1. zaptoons

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    Mar 21, 2013 at 4:12 AM #1
    zaptoons

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    SSD ICONS.png
    I got kind of bored with my SSD drives having the default hard drive icons, and I was having trouble finding a nice set of custom SSD icons by brand name, so I created a simple set of 8 SSD icons for OSX. It's nice to show your fast drives from those slow old-school spinners. Hopefully others might find these useful as well.

    View attachment SSD ICONS.zip
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    Some icon tools to get you started creating your own:

    SSD icon Photoshop Template: DOWNLOAD

    Hard Drive icon Photoshop Template: DOWNLOAD

    Img2icns App (Create OSX icons from image files): LINK
    (On a Retina display if this app doesn't work, Get Info and check "Open in Low Resolution".)

    Basic Photoshop instructions: LINK

    Basic Gimp instructions: LINK
     
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  2. monty007

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    Mar 21, 2013 at 9:52 AM #2
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    Ssd icons

    Awesome!! Thank you!!
     
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    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM #3
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    Wow this looks great! good job!


    Rick,
     
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    Mar 21, 2013 at 3:51 PM #4
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    Thanks for this :thumbup:
     
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    Mar 26, 2013 at 4:43 AM #5
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    how do I select it as my drive icon?
     
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    Mar 26, 2013 at 6:58 AM #6
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    1. Right-click (or control-click) then Get Info on both drive and icon file so both info windows are open.
    2. Select icon in upper left corner of source icon's Info window. COPY
    3. Select icon in upper left corner of target Info window. PASTE

    Target should now have the source's icon.

    By the way, works with drives, folders, shortcuts, etc.

    It's ironic that OSX generally isn't nearly as customizable as Windows, but when it comes to desktop icons it's very customizable.
     
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    Dig it! :thumbup:
     
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    Do you guys know how to change my windows 8 drive icon? I have tried and it just beeps and stays the same when I try

    Thanks!
     
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    This works perfectly since I have the OCZ Agility 3 :)
     
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    Most likely the problem is that you can't write an icon to your Windows drive unless you have read/write privileges. You can add the icon to / of Windows while you're booted into windows I think. Try it out.

    BTW: Great icons :thumbup:
     

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