I have 3 hard drives in my computer and I can not figure out how to distinguish which physical hard drive in my computer represents the drive letter. When I am in the bios I can see the hard drive names; Samsung, hitach, blah but when I am in windows I do not know which hard drive that windows is running on. I would like to figure out how to find this out because I am reformatting all of them and then running speed tests to see which one is the fastest. Then I will instal widows on the fastes and Linux on the second fastest. This brings me to my second question how do I set it so when I boot up the bios asks if I want to boot into Linux or windows? Other notes I can not trace the sata port number to the physical hard drive because the cables are a mess.
If your drives are in any kind of RAID configuration, I don't believe that this is possible as Windows won't see the individual disks (and they'll use a generic driver).
However, if they aren't, you should open the MIcrosoft Management Console (start > run > mmc) and load in the Disk Management snap-in. This will show you show you which drive letters are assigned to which disks and you can check the disk properties (right click > properties) to see the vendor.
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