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Moving 4tb HDD from old PC to new PC


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#1 frldyz

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:25 AM

Building another computer.
 
Right now in my main rig I have an SSD that runs my OS and software programs only.
No files storage on my SSD.
 
I also have a 4tb HDD as another drive in this computer but it is for file storage only.  
 
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Here's my question:
1)  Can I disconnect my 4tb HDD and plug it into a new build and use for file storage only and keep everything thats on it right now?
2)  Will all my files on this 4tb HDD still be on there and safe etc...  or will I loose them by disconnecting the 4tb HDD
 
*I simply want to move the 4tb HDD ( which has no running software or programs on it.) and connect it to a new computer.  And use it just like it is being used now.  File storage only.
This new build will have a seprate SSD for my OS and software.
 
3)  Is it as simple as disconnect from the old and reconnect to the new?


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:30 AM

1) yes

2) they won't change. 

3) yes.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:03 AM

I will be going from a computer with Win 7 to Win 10.
Will that be an issue?


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:09 AM

Nope - both windows 7 and windows 10 use NTFS by default and both store their files in precisely the same way. As far as you're concerned this is the same as plugging in a USB stick, except it goes inside the case and the connectors are a little more fiddly.

 

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