Adding HDD to laptop

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So I'm pretty much a noob with hardware and I need some help+advice. I'm planning on buying this laptop soon and it comes with 256gb SSD. Apparently I can add another HDD or SSD and as such I want to add a 1TB HDD. Thing is, I don't really know anything about how all this works. What sort of HDD should I buy? How do I even install it? Do I have to reinstall windows or something after I add the HDD? Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. If anyone knows any tutorials or things like that, it'd be really helpful too.

Oh and here's the laptop in question.
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300HQ-Processor/dp/B015PYYDMQ?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B015PYYDMQ&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&tag=pcgaho-20
 
According to a video I looked at, it looks like any standard 2.5", 9.5mm high HDD should fit. Here is a video with someone installing a 2.5" SSD in the same model laptop. The procedure for installing a 2.5" HDD would be the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ9q6-RNHx0

You won't need to reinstall Windows, as that is already on the 256GB m.2 SSD installed in the laptop.

Here's a couple 1TB drives that should fit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236496&cm_re=1tb_2.5_hard_drive-_-22-236-496-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W04A06940&cm_re=1tb_2.5_hard_drive-_-22-235-089-_-Product
 
According to a video I looked at, it looks like any standard 2.5", 9.5mm high HDD should fit. Here is a video with someone installing a 2.5" SSD in the same model laptop. The procedure for installing a 2.5" HDD would be the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ9q6-RNHx0

You won't need to reinstall Windows, as that is already on the 256GB m.2 SSD installed in the laptop.

Here's a couple 1TB drives that should fit:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236496&cm_re=1tb_2.5_hard_drive-_-22-236-496-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W04A06940&cm_re=1tb_2.5_hard_drive-_-22-235-089-_-Product
 
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