To start off; I am not very good with hardware. I have a Sager NP8662 that has a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive. I wish to upgrade to at least 750GB but am aiming for 1TB or higher. I know that there are desktop hard drives and laptop hard drives, but the NP8662 being a gaming laptop, I wasn't sure if the hard drive would be a desktop or laptop one. Further, I know that I could physically install the hard drive into the laptop but am unsure as to how to transfer all of my files; would I have to do a reinstall of the OS (win 7) onto the new hard drive, and install all my programs on the new one?
I understand what you mean. I have a 1TB external, but it is time-consuming to access the files on it; would the following linked product be acceptable? I'm not worried about price, only how practical the option is and how fast drive access would be..