[SOLVED] Wiping/Cleaning my HDD after cloning to SSD.

Alex mench

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Hello,

I've just cloned what should be everything from my old 1TB HDD to my new Samsung EVO 870 500GB SSD. I uninstalled many applications to make the cloning process easier but now I want to redownload them onto my HDD.
View: https://imgur.com/a/C0g8heG

In this picture from the imgur link provided, you can see my drives. For whatever reason my drives are always split. When I had just my HDD it was only the C: and D: and now I suspect that the C: and D: are my SSD and my E: and F: are my HDD. I was planning on completely wiping my HDD but I am hesitant. My question may be stupid, but I'm very scared of wiping stuff as I know that it can cause unrepairable damage so should I be good to wipe the E: and F: , or is there any thing else that I should be doing before hand? Any and all answers are very welcome.
 

Pimpom

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now I suspect that the C: and D: are my SSD and my E: and F: are my HDD.
That appears to be correct. But about 20GB is missing from each disk. These are probably hidden partitions.

Is this a laptop or a branded desktop? If so, there should be a manufacturer's recovery partition in addition to three small partitions created with GPT style partitioning - a total of four hidden partitions.

Please give complete details of your computer as well as the partitioning plan as shown by Windows Disk Management.
 

Pimpom

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now I suspect that the C: and D: are my SSD and my E: and F: are my HDD.
That appears to be correct. But about 20GB is missing from each disk. These are probably hidden partitions.

Is this a laptop or a branded desktop? If so, there should be a manufacturer's recovery partition in addition to three small partitions created with GPT style partitioning - a total of four hidden partitions.

Please give complete details of your computer as well as the partitioning plan as shown by Windows Disk Management.
 

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