Hello @orlando1974,

orlando1974 said:
By the way, when I did go back to format the drive inside the Disk Management, I noticed that we don't have to assign a drive letter. What's the benefit of doing so? This is an external drive which I will use for backups once in a blue moon so not sure if adding a letter was necessary.

I would add a Drive Letter [ something high up in the letter range ] as it will then keep the continuity and stability.

I hope this helps.