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Can I transfer my HDD to another computer? (Resolved).


Best Answer phillpower2 , 15 March 2016 - 02:30 AM

   rawkitdawg, The HDD will be fine as a second storage device in the ASUS, just be sure that if it has an earlier version of Windows on it than is on your SSD that your SSD is set a... Go to the full post »


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Hello, I have recently gotten an Asus G750VW, it had the HDD removed and has an SSD with 175gb. I was wondering if I can take the HDD out of my Toshiba L850D and put it into the Asus as a 2nd, main data drive and use the SSD to boot up windows or play any demanding games. Will there be any problems with drivers or anything like that? It's SATA and seems to accept it physically, I just don't want to mess up my new gaming laptop.

TLDR: I would like to place my HDD from my Toshiba Satellite II L850D into an Asus RoG G750W that currently has an SSD and a 2nd slot for another HDD or SDD.

Toshiba L850D HDD is model TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 and holds about 700GB.

I want to put this into an Asus G750VW..

Will I lose data on my HDD if I transfer? Will the computer break, if not how do I go about doing it safely? Thanks in advance!


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http://www.cnet.com/...01abd075/specs/

Here are the specs on the Toshiba HDD I'd like to put into the Asus G750.


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:welcome:   rawkitdawg,

 

The HDD will be fine as a second storage device in the ASUS, just be sure that if it has an earlier version of Windows on it than is on your SSD that your SSD is set as the first boot device, the HDD should be detected as "new hardware found" and a prompt for drivers for the device be installed.


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:welcome:   rawkitdawg,

 

The HDD will be fine as a second storage device in the ASUS, just be sure that if it has an earlier version of Windows on it than is on your SSD that your SSD is set as the first boot device, the HDD should be detected as "new hardware found" and a prompt for drivers for the device be installed.

Hey thanks for your answer! So, if I ensure both HDDs have the exact same version of Windows 10, there will be no data loss? I plan on backing up the important stuff anyways.


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It doesn't really matter what version of Windows is on the old Toshiba drive. Simply plug the old drive into your new Asus, then power the Asus up and it should recognize the old drive.


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Thanks Doc  :thumbsup:

 

In addition to what Doc has said above, I would create a back up image of the SSD on the Toshiba HDD, let us know if you need help with that if it is something that you would like to do.

 

You are welcome btw rawkitdawg  :)


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