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Hey, I'm hoping this is a relatively easy question to answer. I've tried to google it and haven't been able to find a straight forward answer. I'm planning on upgrading my current 250GB HDD to a 1TB. I have my OS on a separate SSD and not on my HDD. So I'm wondering how I would go about transferring the data from my HDD(250GB) to my new HDD(1TB). Can I just plug the new one into one of my open SATA ports and copy paste the data then remove the old one? Or would I have to get some third party program?
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    You can just plug it in and copy the data.
  2. Insanekill said:
    Hey, I'm hoping this is a relatively easy question to answer. I've tried to google it and haven't been able to find a straight forward answer. I'm planning on upgrading my current 250GB HDD to a 1TB. I have my OS on a separate SSD and not on my HDD. So I'm wondering how I would go about transferring the data from my HDD(250GB) to my new HDD(1TB). Can I just plug the new one into one of my open SATA ports and copy paste the data then remove the old one? Or would I have to get some third party program?


    Copy and Paste is exactly what you do. Just open up the current HDD's top directory, Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, go to the new HDD's top directory (after formatting it to the appropriate file system), Ctrl+P, wait, then you may want to change the name of the drive to the one of the old one (after disconnecting the old one of course), DONE!
  3. You can just plug it in and copy the data.
  4. Sorry, internet hiccup
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