drive to drive
if you plan to be your own manual raid, drive to drive copy, then is
there any advantage to pairing drive manufacturer & model?
> if you plan to be your own manual raid, drive to drive copy, then is
> there any advantage to pairing drive manufacturer & model?
No. However there is the usual disadvantage, namely a higher
probability of simultaneous failure.
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Cuddly UI...Drive A Not Drive A??
Hi I just got an old IDE zip 100 drive. On the back, it's label for
the jumpers is split into 2 boxes, labelled "Not Drive A" and "Drive
A". Each box shows three different jumper settings for how to set the
drive to slave/master/cable.
So in other words, there's six jumper settings on the back. Three for
"Drive A" - master/slave/cable and three for "Not Drive A" -
master/slave/cable which are different.
What does "Drive A" or "Not Drive A" mean? I don't know which jumper
settings diagram is right...
In arti...Two drives: OS on Drive 1, Progs on Drive 2, My Docs on which?
I'm considering my partition options to give the best performance.
I already have a single Western Digital Raptor WD1500 ADFD.
I have my OS (XP Pro), applications and documents in separate partitions so
the drive head is having to spend a lot of time moving between them.
I wondered what improvement might be gained if I bought a second WD1500 and
changed where I store things.
So would it be better to have the OS and apps in separate partitions on
Drive 1 and My Docs on Drive 2? Or OS on 1, apps on 2, My Docs on which?
Is there another arrangement you woul...Do DAT drives have a drive letter?
I have a client that has a DAT drive and he wants me to help him
backup 2 directories on his server. He runs Server 2003 and has a DAT
drive installed, but no backup software. The total amount of data is
about 3 GB.
1) I haven't used a DAT drive much, and I notice that there is no
drive letter when I am in windows explorer. Is that normal?
2) What is the best way to automatically backup these directories?
Thanks for your help!
-Eric in FL
Most people supporting Windows Server know it has built-in backup.
Devices don't get a drive letter if they are sequential access.
&quo...Cloning OS drive to smaller drive
Is there any program that will clone your C drive and copy it over to a
SMALLER DRIVE? I've messed with Drive Image and apparently I could do it
only if it was a larger drive that I was moving the info to. I've fiddled
with Ghost Corporate and I must be stupid because it seems like you need a
degree majoring in the product. I've never messed with a more user
unfriendly product. Xxcopy doesn't move the boot info on WinXP.
DrivecloneXP and DriveImagerXP copies the same size partition I believe.
"ahh" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in m...Losing Drives - Finding Drives
I'm using a Dell 8400 w/Windows XP Pro (Service Pack 2 - with all
Problem: My comp can't find my drive(s)
A few days back I bought some memory for my comp. The clerk in the
store read the original packing slip from 3-4 years back on which it
stated which type of memory my comp had. When I put in the memory he
sold me, the comp went weird and came up with the blue screen of death.
(I was grounded to the comp's metal chassis. so I doubt if the chips had
gotten zapped. )
After I took the memory out, I saw that my comp was no longer finding my
2 outboar...Hard Drive Enclosure Not Seeing Drive Letter
I purchased a USB hard drive enclosure hoping to make a copy of a hard
drive from a damaged notebook. (I lose the video display on the
notebook, but when it does work the hard drive itself seems fine.) I
attached the drive to the enclosure (and used additional cable to use
the PS-2 port for additional power).
I tried attaching this to two different Win XP computers. In each case,
there is no drive letter assigned to the new drive after connection.
Device Manage shows the proper devices per the documentation, including
a new hard drive, but there is no drive letter. I can feel the dri...Get Drive and Partition Numbers from Drive Letter?
Is there a function to convert a Drive Letter (Like C: ) to a Drive
and Partition number? (e.g. Drive 0, Partition 3) in the WIN32 API?
I've looked in Kernel32 and some other disk-related code, but I can't
seem to find it.
Computer Guru wrote:
> Is there a function to convert a Drive Letter (Like C: ) to a Drive
> and Partition number? (e.g. Drive 0, Partition 3) in the WIN32 API?
> I've looked in Kernel32 and some other disk-related code, but I can't
> seem to find it.
Get a handle to the storage volume by calling CreateFile
with ...Linux hard drive sequence ( Drive letter assignments )
Does Linux enumerate the hard drives in a different sequence than Windows?
If I place a hard drive on my mobo's main primary IDE channel, it shows up
as "C:" in Windows 2000 (the first hard drive), but as "/hde" in Linux.
To get it to show up as "/hda", I need to place it on my mobo's primary IDE
RAID channel (which is an on-board HighPoint).
- David D
P.S., I initially posted this is a different ng, but then decided that this
ng would be more appropriate. My apologies for the cross-post.
"David D." <daviddiamond.remove-if-not-spam@...Windows Drive Letters & USB Flash Drives
I have a routine that is supposed to take a mat-file and transfer it to a
USB flash drive. The problem I'm having is that Windows never seems to be
able to give the same drive letter to removable media (like the flash
drives). So when someone inserts 2 flash drives at the same time, the next
letter is used for the drive name... and it stays that way until a reboot.
Does anyone know how to detect (via registry perhaps?) what the drive
...Determine if windows drive letter is hard drive or optical from python?
I'm trying to do a simple emulation of unix "locate" functionality in
python for windows.
Problem is I don't want to crawl/index optical drives. Do any of the
windows people out there know how I can determine:
1. How many drives are on the system? (I could just iterate over the
alphabet os.path.exists("%s:\\"%letter) ... is there a "windows" way of
2. More importantly for those drives that exist, how do I determine if
it is actually a harddrive?
You can use WMI, for that.
"mh" &...DOS drive letter -> INT 13h drive number?
I am currently using INT 2Fh AX=0803h to do this, but this
function is not supported by FreeDOS. Is there an alternative?
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On 2003-11-15 NoEmailAds@execpc.com (Chris Giese) said:
> DOS drive letter - INT 13h drive number?
> I am currently using INT 2Fh AX=0803h to do this, but this
> function is not supported by FreeDOS. Is there an alternative?
Of course. In pseudo-code:
1. Capitalize the drive letter.
2. Subtract 41h from it.
The ...External USB drives grab extra drive letters when installed
System: Windows 98SE with the Microsoft USB driver patch, internal
drive partitioned to C, D, E
Drives: Maxtor 120 mb USB 2.0
ADS 3.5 shell with two different 3.5" drives
When either of these external units are connected during bootup, they
grab both drive letter D (pushing my internal drive partitions down)
and the "later" letter as specified in control panel. This naturally
screws up all my software paths. So for example the Maxtor drive
appears as both drive D and drive G.
When disconnected, the intended drive letter disappears as expected
but the D:...How to map DLT Tape drive as drive letter (Tapedisk, DATMAN, DTA)?
is there a possibility to map a DLT drive as a drive letter. Something
like Arcada Tapedisk, DATMAN or Veritas Direct Tape Access. These
products seem outdated and not available anymore.
Is there any recent Software available?
Software companes have gone away from emulating disk drives with tapes.
The performance is horrible, and you can't emulate a real disk, just
something that resembles a WORM drive. Users tend to forget the
limitations and support becomes a nightmare. To do it properly, you
have to combine disk and tape and create a HSM, which is a di...