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I have a 250GB Caviar in my computer right now. It has a slight dent in it, so it makes noise when it first spins up and shuts down. It works perfectly fine, but I want more storage. I have a 1TB Caviar black ready to be used, but I was wondering if there is anyway I can copy ALL of my files and just run it like it was before? Same settings, same everything. OR would it be beneficial to run both of these at the same time?
    
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Copying files over would be fine for data storage, but simple copying will not work for your OS. If you are wanting to remove the 250 completely, which may be a good idea as it will fail, the only question is when, and switch everything over, you will either have to clone the drive using something like Acronis, or reinstall your OS and all of your programs, and copy your data over.
    
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You would be better off installing windows fresh on the new drive, then just copying across all the files you want to keep. Then you'll get that freshly installed feeling of speed and you can be sure there are no nasties hiding on the drive somewhere.
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