Changing hard drives

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#1

hi guys,
is it possible to change a 1tb internal hard drive and make it my local c drive, and make my local c drive a storage drive???
If so could someone explain how to do this please.


#2

It is possible but a bit tricky.

The easiest way I know is to use a software like Acronis True Image. This software has the option to migrate the C: drive on a new hard disk, so first of all you have to clone the C: drive to the new 1TB disk.

Once everything is done, you can remove the old C: drive and replace it with the 1 TB drive.

Finally, you can reuse the old drive as you like :slight_smile:


#3

Yes, but why would you do that?


#4

because my local drive is nearly full due to the amount of music i have put on itunes


#5

If the problem is only a full disk, is way easier to move all itunes data on the new disk.

Usually is better to keep data separated from operative system :slight_smile:

Unless the old C: disk is a lot slower than the new HDD, then is better to leave the operative system in the old disk and move data on the other disk :iagree:


#6

[QUOTE=iccows;2571529]hi guys,
is it possible to change a 1tb internal hard drive and make it my local c drive, and make my local c drive a storage drive???
If so could someone explain how to do this please.[/QUOTE]

I would agree with the posters on here just move the files from your c drive to the 1tb drive and use that for storage cause if the 1tb crash cause of O/S or malware infection your up the creek with all those music files gone. I just use the c drive for the O/S and running software but never store my data or files on there I use the extra larger hard drives for that purpose. I have a small 160G main hard drive and 2-500G, 2-1tb, 1-2tb and all those hold my new and old data files from since I first go my PC up til 2011. So if I were you use the 1tb as the storage drive and your c: drive as the O/S and software install running drive only. It will save you alot of headache if the main crashes but your data is safe on the other drives.


#7

thank you very much guys for all your advice.