Question New PC Build Existing HDD Question

jasonbirder

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Currently in the process of purchasing components for a new PC.
I've estimated (guessed lol) I'll need 4TB of HDD storage for Photo's/Videos etc (to complement my SSD) to get me through the next three years
My current Machine has a 2TB HDD filled with Photo's and video's...
What's the best way to solve my two problems - - IE: having 4TB of storage AND transferring 2TB of data to the new PC?
Do I get a 4TB HDD and transfer the data (and if so...what's the quickest way of doing that) or do I buy another 2TB HDD (Do they need to match speeds etc) and then configuring them so the PC "sees" a single drive (and if so how do I do that?)
Many Thanks!
 

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You can add multiple drives in there, along with that 2TB.
Another 2TB, or a 4TB, or whatever meets your space needs.

I would NOT try to "combine" them. Just have as different drive letters.
Maybe one for photo, and one for video.


What is on the existing 2TB? Your whole current system, or just photo/video?
 

jasonbirder

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Its Photo's Videos Documents - system/programs/games are all on my existing SSD (which I will replace - its a small SATA SSD as was the norm when I built the system, i'll replace it with a 1TB M2 Drive in the new build.)
So essentially you'd recommend banging a new HDD AND the old HDD, keeping them as seperate drives and perhaps renaming the folders in the "old drive" as EG: Archive Photos, Archive Videos etc whilst using the new drive as a "working drive" for new storage space
Cheers!
 

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