Okay, to my understanding.. considering this is how I have my PC set up:
SSD [contains Windows 7 and program installations]
HDD 2TB [solely storage, and split into two partitions, one being 100GB and empty, and the remainder containing many files]
My question is, are these partitions saved to the OS(the SSD) or are they saved to the storage HDD where these partitions actually are, and can be used as usual even if I reformat or switch operating systems? If the partitions do not keep, will the files from each partition just merge into one?
I'm asking because I'd like to switch my OS from Windows 7 to a new primary and sole OS, Ubuntu. I want to make sure none of my content from my storage HDD is lost.
Thank you in advance for any assistance.