A related issue. The one thing that most annoys me as a linux sysadmin is that it's hard work to tell what sdc2 might be, when it logs errors, and those errors get centrally logged from umpteen systems that I look after, and then digestified via logwatch or similar.
It might be a disk storing someone's /home that's in trouble.
But usually it's just some USB device (phone, Mp3-player, camera) pretending to be a disk (often rather less than successfully).
Quite often the user plugged it in just to recharge its batteries, and isn't even interested in transferring data. (That raises other issues. Linux may auto-mount it. Does the subsequent un-plug without dismount create any significant risk of data-corruption, ot just annoyingly logged errors? )
Anyway, when logging an error, it woud be a godsend if instead or as well it could tag the message with something like the device model and serial number (as revealed by smartctl -i), or at the very least say that it's attached to USB port x or SATA port n or whatever.
It was actually easier when disks were usually hdx and USB devices sdx!