I'm working on another tutorial: if l used a computer with an SSD-hard-drive containing an instance of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed with a set of Nvidia GPUs loaded with the Nvidia-CUDA toolkit but swapped the SSD-hard-drive for a second SSD-hard-drive containing a separate instance of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and loaded with different drivers for the same Nvidia GPUs, would that interaction or install of new drivers on the second environment affect the interaction with the SSD hard-drive containing the Nvidia-CUDA toolkit drivers on the first environment? I realize this is somewhat of a dumb question- in any case, I just thought I'd ask before I or someone else wants to know before learning the hard way. Thanks!
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Would that interaction or install of new drivers on the second environment affect the interaction with the SSD hard-drive [...] on the first environment?
As long as the first SSD hard drive is not connected to a power supply and a PC (and as long as you keep it laying on a shelf at room temperature), it is next-to-impossible that it gets affected (except by flipping bits caused by cosmic rays, which I guess does not count). SSDs as well as other kind of hard disks are designed to keep their state as long as they get no electricity, that's the idea.
But if you mean " ... when you revert the situation and exchange the second SSD back to the first", then the answer depends on if there are other persistent memory devices (like other hard disks) connected to the PC, which are not exchanged during the exchange of the SSDs. If there are such devices, it may be still unlikely, but not impossible the first environment might get affected in some way.