After cloning a hdd to ssd, what to do to old drive to keep the original data?
Posted on 2016-11-15
I have a couple of brand new Dell Inspirons. I want to clone the original HDDs to SSDs by putting both into a 2nd PC. After, I want to boot for the very first time off of SSD, but also keep the original HDD in as a second drive for additional storage (and as an "image" of sorts I could use in case of disaster) . If I wanted to keep the original OEM partitions and data on the original HDD:
-what would you suggest doing to it?
-Is there only 1 active partition allowed per DRIVE or per SYSTEM? In other words, can a PC have 2 drives, C and D, each with an active partition?
-Do I need to change it to "not Active"?
-Drop all of the original OS folders into one called "original OS"?
-Does that cause any potential problems?