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What is the drive letter of the 27th drive?

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February 13, 2003 6:27:26 AM

I've never given much thought to this question, or maybe it's just a stupid question. Anyway, what's the answer please? Thanks.
February 13, 2003 6:48:01 AM

You can't be serious... On a DOS or windows system, A to Z is it, whether it is logical or physical drives.
. If you really need to have more physical drives than that on Win, you will have to go SCSI or RAID where multiple drives can be set up to appear as one drive, or removable drives that share the same letter(s).
.bh.


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February 13, 2003 12:34:07 PM

The 27th partition cannot have a letter of course. However NTFS partitions can be mounted without assigning a drive letter making >26 partitions possible.
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February 13, 2003 4:55:31 PM

Just curious, but if you're using windows with another language, shouldn't it be possible?

Many languages have more letters than English.

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February 13, 2003 9:15:04 PM

how about using the greek alphabet? :smile:

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February 13, 2003 9:59:51 PM

My dad has a greater than 27 drive setup @ work. It simply used double letter from what I recall. Not sure if he was using windows tho (or some modded version).....

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February 13, 2003 11:21:20 PM

i'm sure its possible.
February 14, 2003 12:39:37 AM

Why couldn't M$ standardize or enhance the drive letter assignment scheme by using numbers instead of letters? This would eliminate the different language version problem and allow one to have as many drives/partitions as needed.

I mean the drive letter assignment has been with us for more than 20 years, and BTW not many people use drive B: nowadays right? Isn't it time to have a new scheme?
February 14, 2003 1:08:29 AM

ah, the wonders of dual letters, drives like fu and as hehehe (it's late and I'm bored).

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February 14, 2003 5:42:31 AM

I have a 3-channel RAID card that supports up to 45 hard drives. If you send me 27 drives and the necessary cables, I'll hook it up and tell you!

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February 14, 2003 6:24:13 AM

You can partition your drives to find out or is there a limit to how many partitions per drive.

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February 14, 2003 7:14:30 AM

I don't think there's a limit to partitions seen be windows, but since I use Fdisk, I can't do more than 3. Probably soley dependant on what partitioning software you use.

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February 14, 2003 7:50:55 AM

DOS 3.3 used to only allow 30Mb (or about that) per partition. I recall dropping that OS on a 270Mb HD a long time ago, back when 270 was like <i>wow!</i>. Now that baby had a <b>lot</b> of drives.

Personally, I'd love to have an <i>fu</i> drive. Oh, the hours of amusement that would cause!
February 19, 2003 3:02:18 AM

Chineze language has something like 3,000 characters. Think of all that drive space! :eek: 



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February 19, 2003 5:18:09 PM

They also have the world's largest keyboards.

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February 19, 2003 10:49:23 PM

LOL twit :smile:

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February 20, 2003 1:57:20 AM

I couldn't resist.

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February 20, 2003 1:57:48 AM

Holyshiznit, I'm at 701 posts now.

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February 20, 2003 2:10:07 AM

hehehe lucky you... im at 11 thousand something hundred lost count after that ;) 

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February 20, 2003 8:25:55 AM

If no drive letter is availible, it's not given a drive letter. Instead, it appears like a remote drive. You can't use more than a single character preceding : because NTFS uses ":" for specifying file streams.
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