Quick question on hdd Tags: Hard Drives SSD New Build Storage Last response: February 18, 2013 3:10 AM in Storage Share DeadBones22 February 14, 2013 6:18:34 PM Is it possible to put a old hdd without reformatting it in a new build just for data since I'm going to use a ssd as the os? or will I still have to reformat More about : quick question hdd stickmansam a b G Storage February 14, 2013 6:21:05 PM Well reformatting is always better and if you have no data on it right now, why not? AFAIK, reformatting does bring some speed benefits and reliability benefits m 0 l DeadBones22 February 14, 2013 6:29:58 PM Yea I have some data I would really like to keep. and I currently don't have a external hhd. so I just don't know what to do lol m 0 l Related resources Quick question about HDD 100 MB partitions - Forum Quick Question: Accidentally installed Win7 on OS w/o unplugging old hdd - Forum Quick question: 2x SSD 1 HDD. configuration/setup - Forum Quick Question, Should i record to my OS:SSD or my games HDD - Forum Quick laptop HDD question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer stickmansam a b G Storage February 14, 2013 6:41:03 PM Depending on the size of the stuff, you could just plug it in and leave it or move the stuff to the SDD, reformat the HDD and then move everything back m 0 l DeadBones22 February 14, 2013 6:45:34 PM I see i'll try that out didn't think about that thanks Stickmansam m 0 l dish_moose a b G Storage February 14, 2013 6:46:54 PM Yes you can - I have done it many times. Do not have to reformat - delete the stuff you don't need any more. There may be some permissions you will have to straighten out if it's Win7. -Bruce m 0 l Kay0145 February 18, 2013 3:10:59 AM Yes! Of course, you can. But, you'd better move the data on this drive and format it afterwards. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Please help,quick question,SATA HDD with SATA 3 mobo ???? Forum ::: Quick channel hdd question::: Forum Quick hdd question Forum SolvedJust a quick Q about SSD and HDD. Forum SolvedHDD makes a quick squeaking noise when starting/powering on. Forum SolvedJust a quick question Forum SolvedQuick Question about DualShock Controllers PS2 on Laptop Forum SolvedQuick question CPU Forum SolvedA very quick question... Forum SolvedHey! will this opitcal drive fit my case? quick question :D Forum SolvedQuick Question on Port Forwarding Forum SolvedQuick Gmail Question Forum SolvedWater cooling Quick Question Forum SolvedQuick question about PSU fan placement. Forum SolvedHDD format vs quick format Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !