New SSD coming and want to make old hdds storage.(Advice plz) Tags: SSD Storage Hard Drives Last response: October 25, 2012 5:15 AM in Storage Share pbgreg82 October 25, 2012 4:26:26 AM I wanted to get some advice and make sure i am approaching this correctly. I am currently running 2x320g hdd's in raid with dual boot os's that are seperated on each drive. When my 128g Samsung 830 ssd gets here I plan to: Uninstall the old HDD's after saving what i want. Installing ssd and putting it into ahci mode. Fresh install of Win 7 pro. reinstalling old hdd's and formating them for storage use. I am trying to do this without cloning becouse of the issues I have allready run into with deleting the older version of windows and trying to get older hdd's to run in ahci-NIGHTMARE!! I know a little but am no guru. Am I going about this the easy and safe way? More about : ssd coming make hdds storage advice plz masterasia October 25, 2012 5:15:48 AM That's what I would do. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Reinstalling windows 7 on a new ssd, wont boot when i plug my old storage HDDs in solution SolvedUpgrading to Windows 8. Want to make a new SSD master, and slave my old HDD. solution Purchased new SSD, installing today and want to use old HD for storage Forum Installing Windows 7 to new SSD. Games on two other HDDS. Make sure I'm going to do this right. solution SolvedSSD for os, want to add new HDD to expand storage. solution SolvedInstalled new OS to ssd; but have hdd w/ old harddrive Help plz solution SolvedNew build, put OS on an SSD and want to use programs installed on old HDD. solution SolvedTotal Novice - Want to Intall An SSD Drive From my Old PC to my New One solution SolvedInstalled new SSD now old storage HDD not appearing Forum I want to connect an old computer to my new computer and use it for additional storage. solution SolvedInstalling new CPU and Motherboard with new SSD but wanting to keep old HDD files solution Need help with upgrading old HDD to new SSD boot drive + 2 TB HDD Storage combo solution Installed a new SSD and new Windows, left old HDD as storage, worked for 2 weeks and now says it needs to be formatted, help! solution New SSD with old drive as storage Forum Want to wipe windows off old harddrive and use as new storage Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !