Reply to post: That "same uniqe ID" problem is weird

Microsoft warns Server Manager disk resets can vanish data

Jou (Mxyzptlk) Silver badge

That "same uniqe ID" problem is weird

Normally there is no "same unique ID". The way to create those: Make a new virtual disk, and then copy the VHDX / VMDK instead of creating a new one.

Doesn't change the diskmanagement tool bug, which is serious, since it should always go by the internal index and not unique ID.

My recommended disk view is a bit more detailed though:

Get-PhysicalDisk | ft DeviceID,FriendlyName,SerialNumber,MediaType,size,uniqueid,PhysicalLocation

The above mentioned "clones" usually have the same serialnumber and friendlyname as well.

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