Re: Moving 4tb HDD from old PC to new PC
Actually, short answers to all your questions is yes and safe just as it was in the old build.
Long answer is that it depends. Consider the following:
1- What (in a nutshell) OS you are planning to use on the new build. Hopefully it is of the same type so file type does not conflict. In some cases, this conflict could ruin that old data.
2- If the OS is different, I highly recommend a full OS installation first before putting the storage drive.
3- Make sure that there are no protected folders if you don't want to resort to lengthy and dodgy methods to remove the protection. Remove the protection before moving the HDD.
4- Do you include games as storage? (games are huge so they are usually in the storage drive). This will require copying some files from the old OS drive to keep old records.
5- Depending on the reliability and age of the new build, hopefully it has no problems with huge HDD's. If it does, make sure to patch that (officially) first. Just to be safe.
6- Some media and files might not work because the OS is what holds the means to run them. You might need to update the OS with the needed means.