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Windows 7: External Sata drive will not keep assigned drive letter

16 Jul 2011   #1

Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 
External Sata drive will not keep assigned drive letter

I am running Windows 7 Pro. Have a external dual dock connected to a estata port. One of the drives assigned letter K often comes up as E and I have to change as application is looking for K. Another disk in this dock works fine. No problems.
Does anyone know why this might be happening or anyway to prevent?
Seems like when I go to disk management and assign K it should stay that way.

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16 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terrym View Post
I am running Windows 7 Pro. Have a external dual dock connected to a estata port. One of the drives assigned letter K often comes up as E and I have to change as application is looking for K. Another disk in this dock works fine. No problems.
Does anyone know why this might be happening or anyway to prevent?
Seems like when I go to disk management and assign K it should stay that way.
Try assigning a drive letter a "distance" away from your existing drive letters.

For example, change the dock drive letter to Z and see how you get on with that.
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16 Jul 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP in VM)
 
 

That's good advice from seavixen. Windows has a letter assigned to each port. Sometimes, whatever drive letter you assign-Windows will use the drive letter of that port instead. I have an eSATA dock and run 4 drives in that dock. I assigned them letters W,X,Y,Z. I have had no issues. Whichever drive I put in the dock is recognized as the correct drive.
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17 Jul 2011   #4

Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terrym View Post
I am running Windows 7 Pro. Have a external dual dock connected to a estata port. One of the drives assigned letter K often comes up as E and I have to change as application is looking for K. Another disk in this dock works fine. No problems.
Does anyone know why this might be happening or anyway to prevent?
Seems like when I go to disk management and assign K it should stay that way.
Try assigning a drive letter a "distance" away from your existing drive letters.

For example, change the dock drive letter to Z and see how you get on with that.
Sounds good. I will try that and let you know the results. Thanks.
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17 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome. I hope it does the trick for you.
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18 Jul 2011   #6

Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 
So far so good

Changed them to y and z and do far it seems to be working. Thanks.
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18 Jul 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP in VM)
 
 

You are welcome. I hope it continues to work well.
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