External Sata drive will not keep assigned drive letter


  1. Posts : 29
    Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 7,730
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
       #2

    Terrym said:
    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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  3. Posts : 26,465
    Windows 11 Pro
       #3

    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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  4. Posts : 29
    Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    seavixen32 said:
    Terrym said:
    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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  5. Posts : 7,730
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
       #5

    You're very welcome. I hope it does the trick for you.
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  6. Posts : 29
    Winows 7 Pro, 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    So far so good


    Changed them to y and z and do far it seems to be working. Thanks.
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  7. Posts : 26,465
    Windows 11 Pro
       #7

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