(Win7 Pro) Is it possible to have multiple USB drives with the same drive letter, on different ports, powered up at different times?
For part of my backup scheme, I've got a 4-port USB 3.0 Hub with a power switch for each port, and a USB HD on each port. I want to rotate through the port/HDs one day each, so there are always 2-3 days of "offline, local" backups (I also send stuff to an encrypted cloud backup service).
I'd like to use the same "full" backup job for each port. The backup job needs to point to a single drive letter. So I'd like each USB HD/Port to have the same drive letter, say "S".
Seems like Win7 is not allowing this; when the drives are remounted by powering them on, unless the drive was the previous "S", it changes to drive letter "F".
Is this inevitable and if so why, or might there be away around it, and if so what?