How do I permanently assign a drive letter to external hard drives?
I have 5 external hard drives (eHD) that I want to use in a rotation for off-site backups, with the same backup job. The problem I am experiencing is that when I replace 1 eHD with another, no drive letter is assigned to the new eHD, i.e. the drive does not show in Windows' My Computer, so the BEWS backups fail. If I manually assign a letter to these eHD using the Windows Disk Management utility then it works. How can I permanently assign the same drive letter (E:) to these 5 eHD, so that when I replace them the drives are automatically assigned the right letter?
Here is more background info:
OS: Windows Server 2003 Standard SP2
Connection between BEWS media server and eHD: Firewire 800
The eHDs are LaCie d2 quadra 500 GB (they are all the exact same model).