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 b 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 b 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: ForumOld Hdd drive with new pc build ForumStorage Drive from Old PC to New Not Visible on New PC ForumUpgrade old C2 D PC w/ $400? Forumhow do you start a new drive from OEM D : recovery on old drive ForumOld widows 7 drive on new Windows 8 system ForumNew PC wont boot dut to old hard drive ? ForumNew motherboard old hard drive ForumKeeping old Hard drive in new build ForumUsing old hard drive for new build pc ? ForumCan I drop XP Pro HDD from old Dell D 630 to new D 630 w/o OS reload? ForumNew Build Project vs old current PC ForumNew PC/Old Hard drive . ForumBuilding a new pc ; what can I reuse from the old one? ForumNew Rig Old Hard Drive ForumNew PC , need a vigorous virus scanner for old files ForumCan I harvest my HDD and optical DVD drive from old PC ? ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumHow do i know if my hard drive is bad? ForumPrimary drive 1 not found ForumImages copied to my pen drive are not displayed properly More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !