1.    25 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10

    Drives letters getting swapped


    Hello,
    I've noticed on during my last restoring of my system and reloading of W10 Pro, that after I reattach the 2nd, third drive and the DVD, they got swapped in the system. Could it be the bios on an old Gigabyte motherboard or the OS. I guess I can use disk manager to reassign them but it causes headaches with restoring in Paragon may have been a part of my last crisis.
    Opinions and any suggestions requested
    Thanks
    glennc
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  2.    25 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Smyrna, TN
    Posts : 294
    Win 10 Pro 64

    Happening because of the on-board SATA ports that you are using directs how and when the system sees the drives......

    You might try marking the end of the SATA cable that plugs into the drives with some type of annotation to remember to plug them back into the desired drive........I have them marked with a number system to ensure I plug them back where I had them so I wont have to manually go and change them in disc management or a partitioning software......
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  3.    25 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    I'm wondering if W10's disk management can re-assign desired drive letters and make the desired drive letter designations stick.
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  4.    25 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Plugging Internal drives into the same SATA ports on the motherboard is important but I see the problem happening more often with External USB drives not getting into the same USB port when plugging back in. I use Disk Management to verify and/or reassign drive letters. I have 2 Custom computers with GigaByte boards.
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  5.    25 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by kipper View Post
    Happening because of the on-board SATA ports that you are using directs how and when the system sees the drives......

    You might try marking the end of the SATA cable that plugs into the drives with some type of annotation to remember to plug them back into the desired drive........I have them marked with a number system to ensure I plug them back where I had them so I wont have to manually go and change them in disc management or a partitioning software......
    Hello Kipper,
    What a good idea. Will do that and thank you!
    Best
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  6.    25 Feb 2017 #6
    Join Date : May 2015
    Smyrna, TN
    Posts : 294
    Win 10 Pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by glennc View Post
    Hello Kipper,
    What a good idea. Will do that and thank you!
    Best
    You are welcome glennc........
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