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I know that my computer comes with a 360 GB hardrive and i want to upgrade to a 2 TB hardrive does anybody know the size of the hardrive i need  2.5'' or 3.5''

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You can actually USE either size in a desktop, it's just that the drive enclosures are sized for 3.5" drives and to use 2.5" drives, you need a mounting adapter to mount the smaller drive in the larger enclosure.

 

You should open the case and look -- I would be very surprised if it was NOT a 3.5" drive in there already.

 

And, once you get the new drive, you can use a third party utility to migrate the contents of the old drive to the new drive -- without having to reinstall anything:

 

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)
2) Connect the new drive to the PC using a USB drive adapter
3) Follow the instructions in this link: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Cloning+a+disk
4) Shutdown the PC when done
5) Swap the drives and reboot the PC.

You should boot from the new drive without any problems.


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