It’s all well and good to have your cords wrapped and tied—using velcro straps or specific products for the job (like the ones from Command Brand)—but if you don’t know where those cords lead then you’ll just end up trying to follow the line to your gadgets.
I have 3 external harddrives plugged in to my USB hub regularly, with up to 2 flash drives also plugged in, sometimes. I’ve named my harddrives, which makes it easier to figure out which one is which —in case I need to move any of them to use elsewhere.
I’ve put the name of my harddrive on a piece of tape and attached it to the USB that plugs in to my hub.
Instead of to follow the cords all the way, to find out which one belongs to which device, I can quickly and easily know which cord needs to be unplugged. I also have a mouse (too much interference in my home for a wireless one), my dongle for my stereo, and other things regularly plugged in to my USB hub. Without knowing what the cords belong to, I could easily unplug the wrong device—which isn’t good for my harddrives!
Do you have a lot of cords plugged in to your computer? How do you keep things organized?