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Looking for a software solution to help keep track of external hard drives, tapes, and CDs.

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I'm looking for a software based solution that will help organize and maintain our hundreds of CDs, DVDs, tapes, external hard drives, etc.  Does anybody have any good advice?  Here's some requested features:

Keeps track of what data is on the media
Keeps track of location
Maybe a checkout feature
Search
Support for lots of files
Barcode would be nice

Does anybody have any ideas?  I will award points accordingly.
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I think I know what you need but I dont know what its called, pocket PC maybe,
 in the larger hardware stores and supermarkets the staff have this portable computer that they carry on a belt, it is used to store all the data on the store floor change prices, mark stuff  lists all the store stuff  its a mini computer connected to the main store computer.
These are pretty expensive,
something like this>>
Pocket PC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocket_PC
http://www.hardwareinreview.com/pdas/symbol_mc50_the_enterprise_digital_assistant.html
Hope it helps
Regards Merete
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Are these barcode readers which later on can copy the content to the systems.
Check some Symbol websites for information.
For this you need to have barcodes on the devices.

Barcode scanners and printers are available for such purpose.
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The barcode scanner isn't as important as the software used to track the hard drives.  Barcodes would be nice, but not a necessity.  I was looking for something similar to Microsofts Expression Media.  You can keep track of "offline" files using this program.  Then I could just put a label on each hard drive, and when I need to search for something, I use the program, find the hard drive its on, and pull it.
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