I have an Alienware M17X R3 running Windows 7 off a HDD. I just ordered an SSD, which I plan to make the primary boot disk.
My question is: can I install Windows 7 on this SSD, set it as the primary boot disk in the BIOS and leave the HDD in there, untouched, with all its boot and user files? I can then use the HDD for additional storage space when booting off the SSD, but I can also boot up from the HDD if the SSD malfunctions for whatever reason. At least, that's the plan in my head.
Has anyone ever tried this before? Is it doable, or is there an issue with my plan that I'm not thinking of? I'm asking before I screw everything up.
Thanks in advance.