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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew MoBo + Processor + Old hdds ForumSSD plus 1 HDD vs. 2 HDDs in RAID 0 or use external drives for video editing on ForumSSD with 2 HDDs - Best Partition? PLEASE HELP! ForumMaking a 4yr old system fast! Plz add ur success stories too? ForumSSD paired with RAID 0 or 1 HDDs ForumSSD VS STANDATD HDD??? plz help ForumPurchased new SSD , installing today and want to use old HD for storage ForumSetup 1 SSD + 2 HDDs without RAID ForumHDD burned/smoked out, all other HDDs died too. Why? ForumMaking new SSD my primary hard drive ( New Rig) ForumNew Build $1200 Want a Beast! -x4 940 vs x2 6000+ / SSD vs 7200 or 10K ForumCan two 128 ssd \'s be combined (spanned) to make one \ ForumMaking a new AMD build ForumAdvice? File Server / HTPC with 8 HDDs ForumAdvice on New HDDS ForumIs it possible to install windows on a external hdd?????? ForumSSD with or without windows 7 OS Forum[Solved] SSD vs RAID Forum[Solved] Samsung SSD slow write speeds, low score Forum[Solved] Kingston V+200 SSD supports TRIM? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !