Using old HDD in new motherboard
I'm replacing my motherboard.
I have a HDD which holds XP (which was installed while on my old motherboard) and my work. I want to do a fresh install of Windows on a new SATA II drive, copy the work off the old drive that has the old XP installation onto the new HDD and then format it. Is it possible to plug in a hdd that's been formatted while on another mainboard as long as I'm not using it for booting from?
Did that make any sence?
A64 3800+ (cooled with Zalman CNPS9500-LED)
ABIT AV8 Mainboard using on-board Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio controller
1024Mb DDR SDRAM
Nesteq Semi-Fanless PSU, 620W
ATI Radeon X1950 (cooled with Thermalright HR-03 Rev.A Heatpipe & Xilence Red Wing 120mm Quiet Fan)
120Gb SATA Baracuda HDD
80Gb IDE Western Digital HDD
Plextor PX-716SA DVD-+RW
Sony DRU510 DVD-+RW
1 front & rear SilentX 120mm case fan
Lian Li V SILENT PC-V1100B case
Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW