[SOLVED] Putting an old SSD into a new system

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I recently built a new PC and I was wanting to use the SATA SSD from my old build. I already have windows 10 booted on my new M.2 drive and I'm not certain if I have a windows version on my older SSD. Will plugging in this older SSD cause any issues? I plan on deleting everything on it and using it as extra storage (1tb for games seems to not be as much as it used to lol).
 

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I recently built a new PC and I was wanting to use the SATA SSD from my old build. I already have windows 10 booted on my new M.2 drive and I'm not certain if I have a windows version on my older SSD. Will plugging in this older SSD cause any issues? I plan on deleting everything on it and using it as extra storage (1tb for games seems to not be as much as it used to lol).
As long as the existing OS drive is first in the boot order, there should be no problem with the old drive.

To wipe it clean, commandline function diskpart and the clean command.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/format-hard-drive-command-prompt,37632.html
https://www.seagate.com/support/kb/how-to-diskpart-eraseclean-a-drive-through-the-command-prompt-005929en/
https://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/tip/Using-Diskpart-to-create-extend-or-delete-a-disk-partition
 

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I recently built a new PC and I was wanting to use the SATA SSD from my old build. I already have windows 10 booted on my new M.2 drive and I'm not certain if I have a windows version on my older SSD. Will plugging in this older SSD cause any issues? I plan on deleting everything on it and using it as extra storage (1tb for games seems to not be as much as it used to lol).
As long as the existing OS drive is first in the boot order, there should be no problem with the old drive.

To wipe it clean, commandline function diskpart and the clean command.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/format-hard-drive-command-prompt,37632.html
https://www.seagate.com/support/kb/how-to-diskpart-eraseclean-a-drive-through-the-command-prompt-005929en/
https://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/tip/Using-Diskpart-to-create-extend-or-delete-a-disk-partition
 

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