I just got the Acer Aspire laptop and I want to add a 500GB/1TB HDD for additional storage space and possible backup. I've already ordered the 42.GDEN7.SV1 caddy and I am looking for advice on the drive itself. I am completely ignorant when it comes to technology so please treat me as a total novice. I need to know what specs I should be looking for on the HDD such as size, connection type, etc, etc. I also need to know if there are any other steps that I need to take besides the actual mechanical installation of the drive such as formatting or any necessary steps to have the laptop recognize the drive.
TIA for any advice or help.