[ubuntu-art] [Breathe] drive-removable-media

Cory K. coryisatm at ubuntu.com
Tue Feb 10 20:00:19 GMT 2009

Smartboy wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:34 AM, Cory K. <coryisatm at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> This icon is commonly used for unmounted media. Currently, I just have a
>> normal drive there with top details removed.
>> Sebastien, what do you think bout using this image for an unmounted
>> drive? I like the idea of seeing the innards when unmounted.
>> http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8590/driveharddiskxo2.png
>> If we like this concept, we should redraw the icon because I can't find
>> a SVG of this one. I also don't know if we're happy with the one we have
>> now. So generally, I'm wondering if we agree on the concept. :)
> Are we planning for the icon to represent the current standard or the
> future? I think that we should use an SSD drive instead of a spinning
> disk drive since, inevitably, the spinning disk will become obsolete
> when the SLC SSDs are available in bigger sizes and become cheaper.

Current standard. It will be quite some time before the standard HD is
dethroned. Who knows, maybe GNOME will tell the type down the line and
we'll just make new icons.

-Cory K.

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