25+ drives on a PC v. neverthroughtaboutitbefore.

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  1. Zz_3.14_zZ

    Zz_3.14_zZ New Member

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    What naming convention do you use when you have more then 24 drives on a computer? Do you just double the letters or use numbers and letters?

    Someone asked me and I had never throught about it before.
     
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    how and why would you have 25+ drives on your pc in the first place
     
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    you would probably use RAID if you had that many drives, so it would use considerably fewer drive letters. However, windows has a limitation of 24 hard drive letters available for mount (A and B are reserved for floppys/removables). Beyond that, if you actually want to mount more than 24 volumes, you would have to use NTFS paths.
     
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    Zz_3.14_zZ New Member

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    Someone asked me and I didn't know. I only have 13 on my laptop. (network drives)
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    This brings up an interesting question I've had for a while. (interesting to me, anyway.)

    Is there a way to mount a second hard drive into the Documents and Settings folder of the first hard drive, so that all the users' personal crap are stored on a physically separate drive to mitigate the risk of losing data if the first drive fails? The problem I see is that I don't know how to move absolutely everything in the Documents and Settings folder onto the second hard drive -- so that the Documents and Settings folder will be nice and empty before the new mount point is created -- without Windows screaming bloody murder and/or causing the filecopy to fail.
     
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    yes you can mount a drive inside of a folder... its inside of disk managment
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Maybe Windows starts with double letters or something.
    Like AA, BB and so on.
    My main rig is a Tyan dual channel scsi Opteron board, and it can
    run 15 drives per channel, and it's dual channel scsi.
    I would think that Windows would have to have something built in
    to accommodate that.
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I know it's possible to mount a drive in a folder of another drive. What I'm wondering is whether I could specifically replace the Documents and Settings folder on my C:\ drive with an NTFS mount point for the D:\ drive, AND move all of the existing files in Docs and Settings to the D:\ drive, WITHOUT fucking up everybody's user accounts in the process.
     
  9. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    No. And Jolly already answered it.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    SCSI can be used to connect just about anything to a computer: hard drives, floppy drives, scanners, printers, you name it. Most of the devices that SCSI can handle don't require drive letters, and it's not expected that you would try to run 30 separate hard drives with 30 separate drive letters; any sane person, if they had that many drives to begin with, would RAID the hell out of them to increase security.
     
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    RAID doesn't help security. It only helps performance or redundancy.

    ACLs help security.
     
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    yes.
     
  13. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    "No" tells me nothing.
    And neither does "Jolly already answered it."
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'm talking about the ability of hardware to do so.
    I run four hard drives, so I'm not rushing out to buy another 26 anytime soon.
    But the hardware has the ability to do so, and Windows supports the hardware.
    So it only seems logical that there would be a solution to the problem
    if I did run 30 drives.
     
  15. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    actually it tells you a lot.

    "no" means "no". I'm sure women have told you about it your whole life -- you know the drill.

    As for "Jolly already answered it"... That means that the question was answered BEFORE you posted (that's what already means, btw) and Jolly, we'll that's me :p

    Answer AGAIN:

     
  16. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Ya, I read that part.
    Doesn't mean there's not a workaround other than "ntfs path".

    No offense, but you could not possibly know every way of doing things on windows. Nobody could.
    Just by the number of ways you can access services for example.
    There's always different ways of doing things.
    A registry edit even.
     
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    you're out of your element.

    there's no "registry edit" to enable more than 26 drive letters.
     
  18. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    and not a single one of those contradicts what I've said in this thread :mamoru:
     
  20. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Wow. You checked out all of the 750+ edits that fast?
    You're amazing!:fawk:
     
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    are you going to keep stating facts that have nothing to do with this conversation?

    if you're saying he's wrong, SHOW HIM he's wrong. Don't post a website with some registry information that doesn't apply to this discussion.
    then WHICH ONE IS IT?
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    I consider reliability (via redundancy in this case) to be integral to security, hence my choice of words. Good security requires not only preventing unauthorized access, but also guaranteeing (as opposed to merely allowing) authorized access. A dead hard drive is insecure because nobody can access the data; a RAID with a dead hard drive is at least somewhat secure, because people who need the data can access it.
     
  23. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I really wasn't talking to you in the first place.
    If you say this is an absolute, then you are an idiot or a newb
    or possibly both.

    You are saying that if I can't prove it then I'm wrong.
    That's ironic.
    Because I am saying that I would need to see proof that it can't be done.
    I guess that went over your head.
    See the second sentence in this reply.
     
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    ahh, gotcha

    you're a moran and can't admit you're wrong. we could have ended this sooner if you just admitted that right up front. buh-bye :wavey:
     
  25. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Dear mister dickhead. When you decide to insult someone's intelligence
    it's usually a good idea to spell correctly.
     

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