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Old 04-04-2017, 05:11 AM   #1
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So earlier today I picked up a bare bones Dell tower considering my older HP desktop crashed. Bummer.
I'm still tinkering with the new tower atm and installing various software, however, I need to desperately access my older HP's SSD drive just once more.

I know I can remove the SSD and use it as an external hard drive but I'm not keen on accessing my content via file browsing. If that's my only option, I'll take it but what I really want is to be able to boot the new desktop via old SSD. Is this even possible? Ive never had any desire to run multiple operating systems or install multiple hard drives, so Im clueless when it comes to dual booting or whatever. Im sure there would be issues - Different motherboards, chipsets, blah blah but again, I only intend on accessing this stuff once.

Any info would be great.

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It depends on what type of operating system you have installed (you might be able to swap out the drives with your new tower), but you won't be able to add it as a dual-boot with another Windows operating system as far as I know.

It would be far easier to add it as a storage drive and just copy your data across. It would be far less risky.
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I now have this SSD drive removed and reformatted. I have NO use for it seeing as I already have an older hard drive that I use to store content on.

I'm asking $10 for it!

https://www.ebay.com/p/Samsung-256gb...III/1601556045
Identical to what I have
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I now have this SSD drive removed and reformatted. I have NO use for it seeing as I already have an older hard drive that I use to store content on.

I'm asking $10 for it!

https://www.ebay.com/p/Samsung-256gb...III/1601556045
Identical to what I have
I'll take it!
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