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I am currently using an OCZ Vertex 2 120GB as my main hard drive for my main games and apps and OS. I am using a 1TB Western Digital Blue as my storage drive.

Now, if I'm reformatting (specifically because I'll be switching to a different motherboard), can I keep all my information on my internal storage drive (WD Blue) without any issues while I reformat the 120GB SSD and put windows back on it fresh? It will be on the same OS and everything, just a different motherboard.
    
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absolutely, although I would recommend only having the SSD plugged in when you install Win 7
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^^This...

If you don't want to risk formatting the wrong disk then physically unplug the storage drive and you shouldn't run into any problems.
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Awesome.

Makes it easier since I have a 160GB external drive which takes forever to transfer any data. This WD Blue is SATA3 and seems to be wayyyyy faster than even the Sata2 WD Blacks I've used. Data goes on snappy fast. Makes reformatting nicer since I can just have everything right there.
    
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yeah plus another reason you want to remove the data drive is sometimes Win 7 likes to put the bootloader on a different drive for some reason. Then when you try to boot from the SSD alone you have to go through the Win 7 repair process to fix the bootloader
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