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Re: Is a drive USB, IDE or SCSI?by Intrepid (Deacon)
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slloyd introduced the following query to the Monks:
Is there a way to determine a particular drive's InterfaceType
The resulting discussion provided much excellent material for further work. The only thing I have to add may sound pedantic (especially since my writing style is pedantic) but future readers may benefit.
There is confusion of terminology with regards to this discussion that if cleaned up might provide better cluage.
OK, that last point was a bit overstated ;-). But it is really true that Microsoft has done a lot to make learning computer technology harder by its bad habits and marketing-department-driven babble. Case in point: it chose very unwisely to often call volumes "drives" ("C:" drive, "D:" drive) when "hard disk drive" and "floppy disk drive" were already terms that meant something different. (If historians know something I don't: that this usage was something that someone else had already done before Microsoft, then I reply that anyway, Microsoft ought to have rejected it, not perpetuated it.)
So the original question now reads (with proper substitutions made):
Is there a way to determine a particular volume's InterfaceTypeand it can be readily seen from matching that against the "bullets of truth" above that it's not a question that makes fully valid sense, since volumes do not have interfaces, only drives do (volumes are divisions of multirooted filesystems, filesystems live on partitions, parititions live on [disk] drives ...); in fact it is several steps away from making valid sense.
The quick wits will be so annoyed by now that I'm sure I won't be acquiring extra downvotes by spelling out the correct question for the sake of those slower to pick up on the concept:
"Is there a way to determine the interface type of the disk device which a particular Microsoft filesystem volume exists on?"