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Windows 7: Boot Drive Not Drive Zero - Problem?


21 May 2012   #1

W7 Pro 32
 
 
Boot Drive Not Drive Zero - Problem?

I just rebuilt my computer with Windows 7 Pro (32 bit) and I have a concern about the numbering of my hard drives. The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P which has six ports controlled by the ICH10R controller (S1 through S6) and a pair through the Gigabyte SATA2 controller (GS0 and GS1). I have my SSD primary drive connected to GS0, and this has resulted in it being numbered as Drive #4 instead of #0. Data drives 0 through 4 and the DVD drive are connected to the S1 through S5 ports.

I've always thought that the primary (boot) drive needed to be #0. Is this likely to cause a problem? The system seems to work fine.

Also, one of my storage drives (data only) ended up as a primary drive instead of a logical drive. Is this likely to affect its use in any way?


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21 May 2012   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bronco Leonard View Post

I've always thought that the primary (boot) drive needed to be #0. Is this likely to cause a problem? The system seems to work fine.

Also, one of my storage drives (data only) ended up as a primary drive instead of a logical drive. Is this likely to affect its use in any way?
I've heard there are rare circumstances in which drive 0 is preferable. Personally, I have used C as drive 1 for years with no issue.

Primary storage drives is the normal state of affairs. Logical isn't needed unless the drive has 4 partitions. What you need to definitely avoid is dynamic drives. Always say no to them. Logical is fine.
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