Add drive icons on your desktop, with Desktop Media
Desktop Media is a free utility that will add automatically drive icons to your desktop, by detecting USB drives you may connect, fixed drives (ie. your hard drives), CD/DVD drives, network drives, even RAM disk drives.
For removable media (such as USB drives and CD/DVD drives), it will only add the drive to your desktop if it is present, if you have a CD/DVD drive, but no disc is present, you won’t see the icon on your desktop.
Features: Automatically detects new (or existing) media and adds the icons to your desktop; ability to create soft links (shortcuts) or hard links (symbolic links);
Supports removable, fixed, network, CD/DVD, and RAM disk drives; Option to ignore user-specified drive letters; Option to save the positions of (all) desktop icons.