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SATA Drive Letter Assignments

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hverne, Mar 19, 2005.

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  1. hverne

    hverne Thread Starter

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    If I have 2 IDE drives, each of which has 2 partitions, so that they are assigned as drives:
    C/E, D/F
    and
    I have 2 CD Drives, G & H

    If I add an Serial ATA disk what letter is assigned to it? How are my existing drive assignments changed?

    Yes I know I can change the drive letter in windows but I like to keep my window (WINXP) drive letter assignments the same as my DOS assignments.
     
  2. norton850

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    Is this going to be a boot disc (the SATA) or an add on for storage? Best guess is that a non boot drive will be "G". And of course there is really no DOS in XP.
     
  3. hverne

    hverne Thread Starter

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    Havent decided which I will boot from.
    Yes, I often just boot into DOS 7.0 (or freedos) instead of WINXP (I teach a course in DOS/BAT files)

    My problem is basically that if I replace one of my IDE drives with a SATA drive, and my drive letters change, all of my links/Bat files/etc will be wrong.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, if you boot from the SATA drive, it'll at least have to be the C: drive. :) The other drive letters can all be adjusted in Disk Management to point to whatever logical drive you like.
     
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