Posted 01 May 2006 - 09:16 PM
I'm aware of the Safely Remove Hardware icon, as mentioned in my original post. My apologies for not making it clear that this problem occurs despite using the Safely Remove Hardware icon or when using the Undock Computer option which incorporates the same functionality.
I also had a new wrinkle today. I rebooted, and then manually connected the three drives, changing the letter of each drive as it was added so that I had drives E, F, and G as I prefer. Then, for reasons I don't yet understand, drive E was also assigned the letter D, and drive G was also assigned the letter H. So D and E both referenced one drive, F referenced a second drive, and G and H both referenced a third drive.
I also tried a new USB hub today thinking that it could be a hardware problem. That did not correct the problem.