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Switching Drives

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I came here to ask a question.

So I have a 1TB HDD currently installed in my PC and I'm planning on buying an SSD since the hard drive is not only slow, its loud.

And I what I'm planning to do with the SSD is install a copy of Windows and start clean. But I'm not going to wipe the HDD since there is data I want to keep on it. I was wondering if when I use the SSD and take the HDD out, (I'm not going to use the HDD as game storage since I don't want to use it for that.) If after a little while of using the SSD and I want to see some stuff on the HDD can I just take the SSD out and put the HDD back in and have it still boot into the OS on it?

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Yes, when you designate the boot drive in BIOS< all is good.  I would leave the HDD in the PC for ease of access, personally.


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If you leave both in, just set the SSD as primary/boot device in the BIOS you have best of both worlds.


But if you really think the drive is to loud/slow. Maybe get a USB case for it,

so you can use it externally and don't have to open the PC up all the time.

And then you could also take it with you, so you always have access to certain files if needed.


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You should be good with that. Also, you can leave it inside and a good option of an external USB case already mentioned. 

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