How can I write the same info to multiple USB flash drives?
Posted on 2010-09-02
My company send out a large packet of info to new customers. The packet can vary by customer type and changes pretty frequently, so this has precluded us sending the info out on CD-ROM as we'd be unlikely to really be able to predict how many we could use of a type, etc. Bulk CD burning equipment is expensive.
My idea is to get a simple USB hub, maybe 8 ports or so, and write a little script to allow the users to write to each flash drive according to the "package" needed for that particular customer. My quandary is how to tell which flash drive is which when attached to the hub. The drive letters could jump around a lot. Is there a way using, say, WMI info to tell which drive corresponds to the physical USB port and then present a little dialog to the user to ask which to write to?