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Title: Block devices sda, sdb, sdc. What comes after sdz?
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After sdasdz comes sdaasdaz, etc.

The first link in the accepted answer (from 2011) is broken. Here is a new link (also from 2011) containing a good write-up: How are Linux drives named beyond drive 26?.

To summarize the main point in the link (slightly revised and reformatted):

Drive # - Name
1	    - sda
26	    - sdz
27	    - sdaa
28	    - sdab
52	    - sdaz
53	    - sdba
54	    - sdbb
702	    - sdzz
703	    - sdaaa
704	    - sdaab
18278   - sdzzz

Needless to say Linux is well positioned for expansion of drives.

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