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    CD TOWER CONFIGURATION

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    by ed_williams ·

    I have cd towers each containing 7 cd rom drives. These drives are for use in a school library setting. drives A-E are already used by the server. Of the 28 CD-ROM drives, only twenty one drive letters are available for mapping. HOW CAN I ACCESS THEOTHER SEVEN DRIVES?

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    • #3871342

      CD TOWER CONFIGURATION

      by nettek ·

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      I know of no way to do what you are trying to do: assign 28 drive letters to every bay of the tower when you only have 19 available letters. Usually, decent CD towers come with software that enables you to configure the entire tower as one drive, and the information contained on the CD’s is arranged as subdirectories of that drive. If the manufacturer did not provide this capability, perhaps you can distribute some of the towers on workstations.

    • #3871327

      CD TOWER CONFIGURATION

      by tmaclennan ·

      In reply to CD TOWER CONFIGURATION

      On HP CD Towers you can map to the “root” share to get all the cds as folders.

    • #3870415

      CD TOWER CONFIGURATION

      by pvp ·

      In reply to CD TOWER CONFIGURATION

      Aside from the other answers, which I’m not disputing, you’re asking how to get 28 drives lettered by a 26-letter alphabet!

      Duh.

    • #3870822

      CD TOWER CONFIGURATION

      by ewing bettles ·

      In reply to CD TOWER CONFIGURATION

      The comments in answer 1 are right on the money. There are 3rd party software solutions available for many operating systems that allow your CDs to be presented under a single drive letter, but hang on because all that I know of are expensive. Thesoftware I use is from Smart Storage, Inc. – http://www.smartstorage.com

      Look at their SmartStor Archive product, and the supported hardware list, to see if it meets your requirements.

      Good luck, -Ewing

    • #3699914

      CD TOWER CONFIGURATION

      by ed_williams ·

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