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Two WD-Elements on a Win7 Laptop: only one accessible

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Hi

 

I bought a second WD-Elements drive and attached it to my Laptop with Win7, together with my "old" WD-Elements. But only one WD-Elements can be read and written with the Explorer.

Both drives are visible in "Devices and Printers", also in the Device-Manager.  

Each of the drives are working IF attached exclusive to the Laptop.

Both drives are working together on another Workstation, but with WinXP.

 

Therefore I assume that something is wrong with Win7. Any suggestions?

 

Thanks and best regards

Bruno

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Re: Two WD-Elements on a Win7 Laptop: only one accessible

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Hi,

Problem solved with the help of this:

http://community.wdc.com/t5/Other-Externals/Win-7-doesn-t-assign-drive-letter-with-2nd-Western-Dig-E...

 

But it was not necessary to set the drives online, they were already.

It also was not necessary the rename one of the drives, they already got different names.

I only started "Disk Management" and then connected the drives one after the other --> now it works.

 

Regards

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