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HELP! Connected new SSD successfully as C drive, how do I reconnect old hard drive for storage?

Hi. I'm sorry if this has been asked and answered, but I've been looking through the forums for about an hour now with no luck.

My desktop computer is about 5-6 years old. I recently purchased a Samsung Evo 850 SSD and installed it in my computer. I followed the tutorial on here for a fresh/clean install and booted it from a usb and it works great. It's a lot faster than the old drive.

My desktop tower has three slots for hard drives. The old hard drive is in the first spot. I put the SSD in the second spot. To hook it up, I simply unplugged the old hard drive and put those plugs into the new one. So the old hard drive is still in the computer, just not hooked up to anything.

I understand I can use the old hard drive for storage. All my old files and junk are still on it. All I have on this new drive is windows and chrome internet browser. My question is, If I plug the old hard drive in back at the same time as the new one, will the hard drives, for a lack of better terms, be confused as to which one is primary? I want the ssd to be the primary C drive, and the old hard drive just as a storage drive. I don't know what will happen if they're both connected if there will be some kind of issue.

So basically, do I just plug the old hard drive in and it will know it's no longer the C drive? Or will it try to take back over again as primary and conflict with the ssd? I'm new to all this, so I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, just don't want to do any damage. I appreciate any help. Thanks guys.

-Mike
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    heres how it works...

    ur ssd is ur c drive now because rite now its the only drive connected with windows on it...that means ur bios detects only one drive as of now...
    when u connect ur hdd, ur bios will detect two drives...
    but if ur hdd has windows installed on it, bios wont know which one to boot from unless u arrange them in order...
    so...wat u need to do is...
    enter bios and go to the relevant tab where it says boot device priority...
    and u have to set the ssd as the boot/primary drive and hdd as the secondary drive...

    i am assuming that since u r calling the hdd as ur c drive, it might have windows installed on it...
    its better u format it for secondary storage...
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