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Can I just swap my old SSD (storage only) and put in a new?

My pc (i5 2500K / Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 / XFX Pro 650W / 8 GB RAM / RX580 8GB)

 

Has a storage shortage. Can I just pull out my old SSD card and put in a new? 

 

Currently I have 3 hard disk. The 60GB SSD I want to replace by a 1TB one, a 256GB SSD which has Windows 10 installed and a 1TB HDD. 

 

The 60GB SSD says however it's an Corsair Force 3 SSD ATA Device

Does that mean I can't install a SATA drive?

My motherboard should support SATA III however.

I was thinking of getting either a "Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD" 

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up non boot drives can just be swapped and put files on it.

 

SSD ATA device basically means sata drive, it will work fine.

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Yes, you can.

Why don't you just plug it in an empty port, rather than replacing it.

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Lack of ports?

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41 minutes ago, FoxMulder2014 said:

My pc (i5 2500K / Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 / XFX Pro 650W / 8 GB RAM / RX580 8GB)

 

Has a storage shortage. Can I just pull out my old SSD card and put in a new? 

 

Currently I have 3 hard disk. The 60GB SSD I want to replace by a 1TB one, a 256GB SSD which has Windows 10 installed and a 1TB HDD. 

 

The 60GB SSD says however it's an Corsair Force 3 SSD ATA Device

Does that mean I can't install a SATA drive?

My motherboard should support SATA III however.

I was thinking of getting either a "Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD" 

You have plenty of Sata ports, but some are 3 and some are 2.  Be aware which you're using.

 

- 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, Intel® Rapid Storage and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, Intel® Rapid Storage and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Marvell SE9120, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions (SATA3_M2 connector is shared with eSATA3 port)

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On 10/30/2020 at 8:49 PM, Dedayog said:

You have plenty of Sata ports, but some are 3 and some are 2.  Be aware which you're using.

 

- 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, Intel® Rapid Storage and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, Intel® Rapid Storage and Intel® Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Marvell SE9120, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions (SATA3_M2 connector is shared with eSATA3 port)

I checked my bios

 

It says SATA_3 Samsung 850 EVO (which is my boot disk)
SATA_3 Corsair (the one I want to replace)
SATA_2 Samsung (my HDD)

It seems the Corsair, that I want to replace, is hooked up to the SATA 3 connector.

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