moving hard drive to a new system

Karl Auer kauer at
Wed Jan 20 01:56:59 UTC 2016

On Tue, 2016-01-19 at 20:40 -0500, Scott Blair wrote:
> I am thinking about building a new computer. What I want to do is get a 
> 3TB hard drive for my existing computer so I can use it as a movie 
> server for the house. I want to take my existing hard drive and put it 
> in the new system as is. Will this cause a problem like it does with 
> Windows and hose the operating system?

For that particular use, you are probably better off getting a NAS - I
reckon the Synology DS514+ is about the best current bang for buck. Put
at least two 3TB disks in it (depends how much you value the data on it)
and you can use it for a whole bunch of things - including as a media

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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