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Multiple HDD (IDE and SATA) numbering

  1. #1

    Posts : 10
    windows 8.1 x64

    Multiple HDD (IDE and SATA) numbering

    I recently added a new HDD SATA to my computer.
    Before I had only one IDE HDD.
    I converted the SATA one to dynamic disk.
    In "disk management" it shows: Disk 0 - IDE HDD(old one), Disk 1 SATA HDD(the new one).
    After converting the SATA HDD from dynamic disk back to normal disk(using Partition Wizard application), the numbering has changed. Now, the SATA one is Disk 0.

    Is this important? Could it cause some performance issue? Or it's just an identifier used by Windows 8.1?
    Thank you in advance.

    Also, I have to mention
    The old HDD: WD - 320 GB (IDE)
    The new one(added 2 days ago): WD 1TB (SATA) connected on SATA port 2.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,613
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    windows will assign the Disk ID and it does not matter
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Multiple HDD (IDE and SATA) numbering

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