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Post Date: 2021-02-28

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    Posted: 28 Feb 2021 at 6:16am
Hi - a basic question, but is there any issue with moving my current 1TB WD Caviar-Black HD, which is also my current Win10 boot drive, with a lot of personal stuff, pics, etc, into my new build? Some of it's backed up on the cloud - some not.

It's my current boot drive, and know I can't run any programs installed on it on the new system. Anything I need to be concerned about with Windows also installed on the old HD? The BIOS should just point to the SSD to boot - just wondering if there would be any conflict that I'm not aware of. I also have an HDD Docking station as well I could use, if that's a better option.

New build should have a 3rd slot:

Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z490-P / MSI Z490-A Pro (Intel Z490 Chipset) (Up to 2x PCI-E Devices) (No SLI Support)
Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (500GB Digital Storm M.2 Performance Series)
Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Seagate / Toshiba / Hitachi)
Storage Set 3: - No Thanks

Thanks for the advice.
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https://askleo.com/can_i_move_my_old_computers_hard_drive_to_my_new_computer/

You shouldn't have any problems using it as a data drive. You certainly won't be able to boot from it, and any programs on that drive that had specific configuration/registry information will have to be reinstalled using the new boot drive.
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  Quote KJG67 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 28 Feb 2021 at 4:32pm
Originally posted by GrandesBollas

https://askleo.com/can_i_move_my_old_computers_hard_drive_to_my_new_computer/

You shouldn't have any problems using it as a data drive. You certainly won't be able to boot from it, and any programs on that drive that had specific configuration/registry information will have to be reinstalled using the new boot drive.


Thanks, and appreciate the link. I think I had seen this as well. I've installed extra drives, so that should be straight forward. Appreciate the reassurance no issue with it currently being a boot drive with the OS already installed there as well.
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