I have two NVMe's and a 7 year old 1T WD Black HDD and now that old HDD is making weird "scratching" sounds and "whining" sounds. The drive still works but I know for a fact that it's no longer healthy so I want to get rid of it.
I mainly used it for old games, storage, and just random things.
It's drive (E:).
My question is what is the proper way to go about replacing it without having to format my entire PC? I already uninstalled all the games that were installed onto it and backed up any files that were important to me.
Do I just simply remove it and throw on a new SSD? Will windows "delete" the drive (E:) from the registry and see the new SSD as the new drive (E:)? I know this is probably a silly question but this is the first time ive had to deal with this issue.
Any helpful answers will be appreciated