Hard Drive order

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  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10
       #1

    Hard Drive order


    Hi,

    I purchased a PC that had a PRIME B250-PLUS motherboard fitted, running windows 10 home. It had a DVD drive and a Hard drive fitted. I recently fitted three more hard drives in what I thought was the correct order for the SATA sockets as shown on the board PDF.
    The C drives shows as drive 0 but my D drive shows as drive 3, the E drive shows as drive 1 and the F drive shows as drive 2.
    How do I fit the drives to show D as 1, E as 2 and F as 3? Do I have to change sata sockets on board? in which order? or is it in the BIOS.

    Many Thanks,
    Gerald
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  2. Posts : 5,281
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    Have you tried changing the drive letters from Disk Management console.
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  3. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #3

    Just use windows disk management :

    Hard Drive order-annotation-2020-01-06-132548.png

    Right click on the drive and choose : change Drive Letter and Paths
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  4. Posts : 13
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for the reply,
    The D drive is programs. The E drive is data and the F drive is videos. I need to keep the drive letters as is to match with the other PC on the network.

    Gerald
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  5. Posts : 5,281
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    You can remove drive letters then assigned the drive letters you want.
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  6. Posts : 6,201
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #6

    Leave as it is. It doesn't make any difference in performance.
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  7. Posts : 18,409
    Windows 11 Pro
       #7

    warmbells said:
    Do I have to change sata sockets on board? in which order? or is it in the BIOS.

    Many Thanks,
    Gerald
    You would have to change the sockets on the motherboard, as in which SATA port they are plugged into. It won't really make any difference, other than appearances though. But I can understand being out of order niggling you!

    If you ever get a computer with an m.2 slot, expect the drive that is plugged into it to go to the end of the list.... and there won't be anything you can do about that!
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  8. Posts : 3,346
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #8

    NavyLCDR said:
    If you ever get a computer with an m.2 slot, expect the drive that is plugged into it to go to the end of the list.... and there won't be anything you can do about that!
    Of course you can still have the drive letter designation you want. My M.2 is C, but it's at the bottom in the Macrium window.
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  9. Posts : 5,048
    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #9

    @warmbells -

    I've too had this issue and it could get very tricky where the OS and BIOS interact.
    If you use Diskpart, take a look at this and play (carefully.)

    How to Use DiskPart Utility in Windows

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...mands/diskpart

    Sometimes, the OS presentation isn't visually logical to us humans.
    Tha'ts why we deal with drive letters and such. In Linux, it's even more cryptic, lol.



    P.S. I think that the OP wants to deal with the logic on the device level.
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  10. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #10

    FreeBooter said:
    Have you tried changing the drive letters from Disk Management console.
    Changing drive letter has no effect on the physical ports the drives are on. You can change the drives letters all you want and it won't do squat for the disk order number.

    As for drive order number it doesn't affect anything other than telling you what drive is assigned to what numbered port. And yeah, I can understand it being a "nuisance" not being in the "right" order, but for me, not enough to redo them. That's me.
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