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Subject: Re: OT quick question about drive letters

Re: OT quick question about drive letters

From: Jerry Van Baren <>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 13:39:40 -0500

ian douglas wrote:
> I'm not sure if Windows will let you map USB devices to the same drive
> letter, I think it'll just keep using the next available letter every
> time you plug something else in.
> Linux is the same way, it'll build a device as the next available SATA
> device, like /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1, etc

WRT linux, /dev/sd* are SCSI devices, not SATA (USB and quite a few
other devices use the SCSI or a SCSI-like command set).

The new udev device mechanism (2.6 kernel) allows persistant device
naming. I have not gone down this path... yet...

Received on 2005-11-30

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