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I want to transfer a 500G and 750G Samsung HDD to my new upgraded computer. All of the Hard Drives I have are the same Brand and type. Can I just pop the old ones in to my new computer without losing the data?


Edit: Forgot to mention the main drive in my new computer is a SSD so I will be putting the old 2 HDD's into the other bays.


Thanks in advance for helping a HDD noob
Edited by Heazy - 10/20/11 at 6:13pm
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Yes.
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You will run into driver issues without a doubt and probably windows activation issues as well.

This is if the drives are OS drives that you are booting off of.

If they just contain data, then you will be fine. Just make sure the BIOS/Windows recognizes them.
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You will run into driver issues without a doubt and probably windows activation issues as well.

This is if the drives are OS drives that you are booting off of.

If they just contain data, then you will be fine. Just make sure the BIOS/Windows recognizes them.
Well get your important stuff off and then format it, then more data space.
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ok thought so

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If your ssd is already set to first boot device in bios the only thing you'll have to do when accessing the hard drives for the first time is clicking on yes/ ok to taking admin rights.
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