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December 31, 2011 12:52:11 PM

I hope I am posting this in the correct area.

I just built a new rig for my brother, and when I brought it over to his house, I got a peek at his external storage and backup. He has 4 external drives, of various sizes, with about 1.5 TB of total memory used.

I suggested combining the data to 2 drives, mounting them internally (he has room for them) and then backing everything up to an external, that will also back up his other desktop and laptop in the house. Can I add a drive that already has data on it, and format it to the new computer without losing data?

OS is win 7 pro

any other thoughts or insight would be appreciated.

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a b G Storage
December 31, 2011 1:39:23 PM

Formatting will erase all data on that drive.... sounds like you can move your Data around to other drives and not lose anything.
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December 31, 2011 1:52:19 PM

anonymous1 said:
Formatting will erase all data on that drive.... sounds like you can move your Data around to other drives and not lose anything.



I want to take a drive from an external case, and use it internally. Will win 7 see and accepet the drive, and the information on it, or will it lose all of it?
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a b G Storage
January 1, 2012 1:59:11 PM

yes move the drive in the case windows willsee it.
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January 1, 2012 3:42:43 PM

Best answer selected by jp51901.
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