reformatting "old" hard drive

Probably an easy/dumb question (yet another), but here goes: I want to reformat the drive with my operating system on it. I plan to install a new hard drive (Raptor) for my OS and then use the previous one as a storage drive. Should I reformat now, reformat once the OS is installed on the Raptor ... or does the sequence not matter?

Thanks for your assistance (in advance)! :D

Stu
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  1. Install the Raptor, disconnect the drive you have now.
    Install the OS on the Raptor. Reinstall the second drive, and format away.
    That is the way I would do it anyway. If anything goes wrong with new install on the Raptor, you at least have a drive with a working OS in reserve to fall back on in the meantime.
  2. jitpublisher said:
    Install the Raptor, disconnect the drive you have now.
    Install the OS on the Raptor. Reinstall the second drive, and format away.
    That is the way I would do it anyway. If anything goes wrong with new install on the Raptor, you at least have a drive with a working OS in reserve to fall back on in the meantime.


    :hello:

    I knew I could find someone thinking more clearly than myself on this Sunday morning. [:mousemonkey:4]

    Thank you!
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