How to replace a hard drive on Linux

I built my current desktop about three years ago and installed a solid-state drive (SSD). Later, I needed more storage space, so I installed a second drive—an older spindle and platter hard disk drive (HDD) that happened to be lying around. Recently, I decided to replace this HDD with an SSD.

This article walks through the steps for replacing the drive, including some commands used for identifying and configuring a drive and editing the configuration file Linux uses.

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