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Alright, I have a gaming pc with an SSD 250GB as a boot drive and the OLD PC has a HDD 1TB as the boot\ drive.. I was wondering if I can put the 1TB HDD with windows 10 on it into my NEW PC which already has windows 10, can I delete all the files on the 1TB HDD with windows 10 on it and use it like a normal HDD with nothing on it?

===Questions===

Can I Delete all the files on that drive?

Will the files in the HDD conflict with the Windows 10 Files on the SSD?

Will any problems occur?

My motherboard is a ASUS PRIME Z270-A it has 6 sata ports, 2 of which are occupied so 4.

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19 minutes ago, ejs14 said:

Alright, I have a gaming pc with an SSD 250GB as a boot drive and the OLD PC has a HDD 1TB as the boot\ drive.. I was wondering if I can put the 1TB HDD with windows 10 on it into my NEW PC which already has windows 10, can I delete all the files on the 1TB HDD with windows 10 on it and use it like a normal HDD with nothing on it?

===Questions===

Can I Delete all the files on that drive?

Will the files in the HDD conflict with the Windows 10 Files on the SSD?

Will any problems occur?

My motherboard is a ASUS PRIME Z270-A it has 6 sata ports, 2 of which are occupied so 4.

===Images===image.png.f458ed86f2a4b26f61f1128b07794abb.png

The image is currently what is connected to my Computer

 

You can do this fine, just make sure its still set to boot from the correct drive in the BIOS then once in Windows open disk partitioning and delete the partitions on the old drive, then create a new one.

Or if you're really paranoid, disconnect all drives except the old one and use a Linux Live USB to boot and run something like gparted to delete all the partitions.  Windows will likely then ask to format the drive when you boot back up with it connected.

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1 hour ago, ejs14 said:

Can I Delete all the files on that drive?

Easily. If it were me:

 

1) go to your motherboard's BIOS

2) enable hotplug on every SATA port

3) boot to windows

4) open windows partition manager, identify your SSD 

5) plug in hard drive to SATA power and data

6) delete all partitions of the hard drive, create a new partition

 

Windows might tell you that one or two partitions of the hard drive are protected. But, you can use command prompt to delete partitions. Easy to find guides on that.

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