If you are using XP or Win2K you just go to the control panel, Admnistrative tools/ Computer Management/ Disk Management and give the drive the letter you want. I tend to start with Z and work backwards and don't have a problem. Of course if you transport the drive and connect to another PC, it won't honor your choice.
Multiple external hard drives
Here?s the problem, I need/use more than one external hard drive. The problem is when I have them all connected and powering up, the drives don?t always get labeled the same. What was drive F is now drive G etc. Here?s my hang-up, I work with several programs that create sizable files. I save the work on selected external hard drives, for transportation. When the file is saved on the assigned external, it?s all good until I restart the computer. They?ll be assigned as the computer sees them. Which happens to change the drive assignment. This creates a bit of confusion for the programs as they go off looking for my files to open. Is there a way to tell these externals who they are (as in a locked drive assignment) in a manner that the computer will accept on start-up other than going into the control panel/administrative tools and assign the drives each time? Am I stuck with working with (powering-up) only one external? Do I have to remember which order to start them in? Would daisy chaining create an order of an assignment? I look forward to the input.