1.    13 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7

    Best order to move 2 HDDs to new PC: pre or post upgrade to W10?


    Hello everyone, I just build a new PC based on an ASRock X99 Extreme 4 mobo & i7-6800K. I currently have it up and running with 2 SSDs: 1- 1TB Samsung EVO 830 and 2- 500GB Samsung EVO 830. The 1TB SSD is a clone of my old PC, a Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I've had it running fine for several hours now and all seems to be working well. Frankly, I am surprised at how well the clone process worked, given that i had 450GB on my old HDD but it seems totally fine at this point.

    I do want to upgrade this new PC to W10, but I still have two 2TB HDD data drives to move over from the old W7 machine. My question is, what is the best order to move those drives? Should I move them now and TEHN upgrade the entire new PC to W10? Or, should I upgrade it first, with only the 2 Samsung SSDs, and then move over the 2 HDDs after the upgrade?

    I have upgraded several other PC from 7 to 10 (crypto-currency mining rigs) so I am familiar with the process, but those were bare bones with almost no extra data on the SSDs. What I am unsure of is how the immense amount of extra data is going to affect the upgrade process. I've already got 450GB on the boot SSD, and the 2 HDDs are about 75% full... so about 3TB between them. Not sure if this will hinder the conversion process or not. Any advice would be appreciated.
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  2.    13 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    It won't matter either way.
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