Old drive into new pc as d: Tags: Hard Drives Connection Storage Last response: October 1, 2011 11:16 PM in Storage Share boden08 October 1, 2011 3:45:58 PM hi all, i just wanted to find out if it is possible to take a hdd with all the data and connect it up to another machine as the d: drive so i can back all the data up off that drive. The situaltion is that the system it has come out of the motherboard has blown and has got no display, they need all the information and e-mails of the hdd, is that possible. many thanks More about : drive GhislainG a c 82 G Storage October 1, 2011 4:30:42 PM Yes it's possible. It really doesn't matter if it's the D: or any other drive taht doesn't already exists on the system. boden08 October 1, 2011 10:16:35 PM ok thanks, i was just using the d: as an example. just wanted to make sure that the disk would not be formatted upon installing it. thanks again Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer GhislainG a c 82 G Storage October 1, 2011 11:16:06 PM It won't be formatted unless you do it, but you may have to take ownership of the files and folders. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUsing old HDD in new PC build as a storage drive Forum I re-installed my PC to Windows 8.1 and now my D drive is containing my old windows C drive. Forum Solvednew pc old hard drive reformat from xp to win 7 pro Forum SolvedHow to transfer an OS from an old hard drive to a new pc build? Forum SolvedGetting new hard drive for an old pc Forum SolvedI just got a new case and motherboard for my pc, using my old hard drive, however its seems a ton slower than usual Forum Disk usage (C drive) while transfering files from old external (E drive) to new internal (D drive) Forum SolvedInstalling an old hard drive into new PC for file retrieval. Forum SolvedURGENT: New PC Build with Old Hard Drive. Windows 7 crashes. Forum SolvedWindows 7 won't boot from my old hard drive on my new PC. Forum SolvedI have same problem, the old hard drive via usa is not even recognzed when its plugged into new pc, the light is green.. Forum SolvedOld Hard drive in new Pc build Forum SolvedTotal Novice - Want to Intall An SSD Drive From my Old PC to my New One Forum SolvedI removed my hard drive from my old pc and now want to transfer to my new pc Forum SolvedTransferring old hard drive to new pc Forum SolvedOld HDD with existing 7 drive partition to new PC build? Forum SolvedUsing an old hard drive in a new home-built PC Forum SolvedTransferring old hard drive to new PC Forum SolvedRe-Formatting Old 4TB Drive in new Windows 8 PC Forum SolvedCan I install sata drive from my old computer (XP) in to my new PC (Win 8) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !