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Transferring an old HDD into a new build

Hey guys, I'm working on my first build and need a little assistance to ensure I don't screw anything up. I have an old 1TB HDD in my current store-bought Asus that I want to use for my main HDD. I didn't buy a HDD because I thought this was do fine. The problem is how I should go about installing it. I've read that installing it directly would create a mismatch between the MOBO and the HDD and it wouldnt recogonize my W7 OS that is already installed to it. Luckily I bought a new SSD and have a 1TB external hanging around which should give me some wiggle room.

I've been thinking about just installing the SSD first, putting the OS on an USB, installing it all to the SSD. Then installing the HDD afterwards to avoid any problems. Would that work? Or is another way I should approach this?
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    Seeing as you bought a SSD, I would install your OS on that (and your programs/games) as it would run a lot faster in comparison to that of a HDD.

    But yes, you are correct. You can just install the SSD first, and then hook up the other HDD afterwards.
  2. enemy1g said:
    Seeing as you bought a SSD, I would install your OS on that (and your programs/games) as it would run a lot faster in comparison to that of a HDD.

    But yes, you are correct. You can just install the SSD first, and then hook up the other HDD afterwards.


    Thought so. Thank you!
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