First, allow me to explain the situation...
I'm currently building a new PC for the first time and plan on installing my OS(Windows 7) on my SSD. I have a few old external hard drives that I opened up(took them out of their case) and wish to use them for storage. Thing is though, there's a lot of data on them that I wish to keep, so I have no intention of formating them..
I plan to connect them via SATA cables. They do -not- have an OS installed on them, they were for music, media, and other miscellaneous files. If I were to connect the hard drives to my new PC, would Windows allow me to access the data stored on them, or would I have to format them first?
Thanks in advance!