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Windows 7: Disk Management

23 Dec 2012   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Disk Management

I have four Sata 3 ports and two Sata 6 ports on my motherboard. I plugged my SSD in one of the Sata 6 ports, one HDD in the other Sata 6 port, and my other HDD in a Sata 3 port when I first got my PC in the summer. In Disk Managment my SSD is showing as Disk 2. I didn't worry about it because everything is working fine. Today I had some time on my hands and went in and reversed the two cables in the Sata 6 ports. I looked in Disk Managment and nothing changed. My SSD still shows as Disk 2 and the other HDD shows the same Disk as if nothing had switched. Shouldn't something have been different?


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23 Dec 2012   #2
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows Ultimate SP1/Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

Bigmck, Disk Management usually does not get it right. I don't worry too much about it. As long as you know they are in the correct ports, it is OK. Disk management uses it's own ordering system having not much to do with ports. Maybe someone smarter than me will come along and tell us both how it determines which is which port. I have no clue except that it is usually not right.
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23 Dec 2012   #3
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I usually look at the drive order in system bios, rather than disk management.
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23 Dec 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Look into Properties in Device Manager. Both on the General tab and in the Details tab > Location information you will see the port. Remember, port counting starts at 0 (zero).
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23 Dec 2012   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Look into Properties in Device Manager. Both on the General tab and in the Details tab > Location information you will see the port. Remember, port counting starts at 0 (zero).
In Properties there is a Channel 0, Channel 1 and Channel 2. I guess that would be the Disk Locations, right? As luck would have it, I had it correct before I switched them. Thanks to all for the input.
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23 Dec 2012   #6
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows Ultimate SP1/Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

I told you someone smarter than me would come along. Device manager and disk management must be married.
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