My external hard drive when plug in show local drive E Tags: External Hard Drive Components Last response: March 11, 2012 3:13 AM in Components Share akash_04 March 10, 2012 4:38:51 PM Hello, When i plug my 500 gb external hard drive it show as local drive D... More about : external hard drive plug show local drive scottiemedic March 10, 2012 4:44:41 PM E or D? You state both. I would expect it to be E (C for primary, D for optical drive). clutchc March 11, 2012 3:13:41 AM +1 That's because Drive A: and B: is reserved for floppies, C: the boot HDD, and any after that assigned as they come. If you have another drive in use (optical, USB, etc) the next available letter will be assigned. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumExternal hard drive is now local drive ForumLacie external hard drive convert to local drive ForumExternal drive showing as local disk ForumWd 500gb external hard drive wrong power supply ForumSAMSUNG external hard drive suddenly shows up as local disk ForumHow to get computer to recognize external hard drive ForumMy computer is not recognizing my external hard drive . It doesnt seem to show up Forum"My Computer" does not display external USB 2.0 hard drive ForumExternal USB Hard Drive won't show up ForumExternal Hard Drive Stopped Showing Up In My Computer ForumExternal Hard Drive and Flash sticks not showing up ForumExternal Hard-Drive Not Working Properly ForumMy iomega ego external hard drive suddenly not recognised ForumMagnet go close to an external hard drive ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !