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drive letter assignment with 2 hdd's

By Casemaker ·
Hi,
I have a 40 gb hdd partitioned c,d,e that I had to use the cylinder limitation jumper to bypass the 32gb limits of the bios. I have it set to master and using the cylinder limitation jumper and the secong 6gb hdd partitioned c,d set as slave. The 2 drives are found and report the size as expected 40gb as 32 and 6gb as 6gb. The question is, why has the 40 gb primary partition been given c and the 6gb primary partition been given d letters rather than c,d,e on the 40gb and e,f on the 6gb. Partition 1 on the 40gb and partition 1 on the 6 are set active.

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by SyscoKid In reply to drive letter assignment w ...

Drive letters are assigned according to rules: the primary partitions get drive letter assignments before the logical partitions, hence the primary partion on the 40 gig master drive is C: and the primary partition on the 6 gig slave drive is and then the logical drive partitions are assigned letters.

Check out:

www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/partLetter-c.html

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by Casemaker In reply to drive letter assignment w ...

Thank you!!

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