Solved New SSD onto a new build Tags: SSD HD New Build Storage Last response: December 27, 2012 3:42 AM in Storage Share ctomster December 27, 2012 3:08:29 AM Hi sorry for the quick noob question.. I just upgraded my rig by installing a new SSD with windows 7 on it. While doing this I first unplugged my original HD. Now that the installation is complete, I am unsure if I have to completely wipe my original HD. Is this true? If so, how do I do this? Thanks!! More about : ssd build Best solution geofelt a c 128 G Storage December 27, 2012 3:26:02 AM You should have no problem reconnecting it and accessing files on it. You can just delete what you don't want, or you can completely delete everything. ctomster December 27, 2012 3:33:27 AM Thanks for the quick reply. So it makes no difference in terms of performance if I completely wipe the HD or leave it? It won't increase my chance of bugs or errors? I still have windows 7 on the HD.. I'm not sure if that changes things. Related resources Transfering OS+Drivers onto SSD ? - Forum Moving things onto new SSD from current HDD - Forum Installing Windows 7 onto an SSD . - Forum Reinstalling windows 7 oem onto a new ssd - Forum Cloning existing win7 installation onto new SSD - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer geofelt a c 128 G Storage December 27, 2012 3:36:10 AM No, you can delete the windows 7 files on the HD if you want. You may have a problem getting rid of the hidden recovery partition that was put on it originally. ctomster December 27, 2012 3:42:13 AM Best answer selected by ctomster. ctomster December 27, 2012 3:42:39 AM Thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew build with SSD and HDD ForumHow to setup new build with SSD primary and HDD secondary so games to be install ForumProblems installing OS onto new SSD ForumAdding new SSD to my home build ForumCloning hdd onto msata ssd ForumHDD/ SSD set up for OS on new build . ForumInstalled windows onto new SSD ... ForumNew Build - SSD & SATA Question ForumHow To move Windows 7 onto an SSD ? ForumWhat's best to put on the ssd in my new build ? ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum[Solved] File Transfer from old PC to New ForumSSD to SSD cloning issues ForumNew computer with SSD and HDD, HDD not being detected ForumAdding an HDD to a previously SSD only system? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !