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). m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedExternal Hard Drive showing up as Local Disk (J:) Forum WD My Passport 500GB external hard drive shows up as local disk and lags Forum external hard drive showing up as local disk Forum SAMSUNG external hard drive suddenly shows up as local disk Forum external hard drive not showing up when plugged in to computer and usb ports not working Forum Solvednew mother board in Asus N53sv, hard drive was transferred to an external drive, do I just plug in and run or do I need to use Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Wont Show Up Forum SolvedLacie External Hard Drive does not show up in My computer but shows up in Disk Managment Forum I have installed windows 7 on a desktop and a 120 gig hard drive in a usb 20 external case, on the first plug in it detected t Forum SolvedCan I plug wireless router and external hard drive into multiple port Forum SolvedExternal hard drive doesn't show files/documents Forum SolvedExternal hard drive doesn't show up on my computer device panel. Forum External Hard Drive does not show up in my computer Forum External Hard Drive is now labeled as Local Disk instead of C drive Forum Can I plug my US iomega external hard drive in a UK plug by using only an adapter? Will it blow up because of the voltage diff Forum Solvedmy router does not have a usb plug i want to connect my usb external hard drives Forum Hi. I have an ACER external hard drive model # AH263 USB3.0. The light comes on when I plug it into any pc. It makes a loud be Forum External Hard drive doesn't show up anywhere Forum External hard drive is now local drive Forum Can't access files in External Hard Drive as it doesn't show up! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !