I have 2 maxtor USB drives that im trying to connect to a Win2k3 server. Only 1 drive will be connected at any time (swapped out for backups - 1 off-site one connected). The next drive letter available to windows (with no removable drives connected) is the G drive. I have my backup software backing up to the g drive, so when i plug in either external drive i want them to be assigned G: .
This however does not work. One retains G: - i unplug then plug in the second drive and it does not show up. I got into disk management and the drive is there but it is not assigned a drive letter. So i assign it G:. Then i unplug and plug it back in and once again it has no drive letter. Any ideas what is going on?