|My mother has a Samsung NP-R519, OEM version of windows Vista. She's a light user and about a week ago the hard drive started ticking and it popped up that the HD was failing and needed to be replaced, she pressed don't show this message again by a mistake. Now the HD is a lot louder and won't last much longer.|
I've rooted around my house and found a 250GB replacement that is new and has Ubuntu on it. I'm willing to format the drive and give it her as a replacement.
The current HD has a 13GB recovery partition, (C) is 110GB with 65GB free and the (D) partition is 110GB and is empty.
So how do I transfer the recovery partition and (C) partition to the new hard drive? Her HD is NTFS so should I format the new drive to NTFS?
I also have a 2TB external drive maybe I could use that?
Does the replacement HD need to be same name as old HD? The HD in the laptop is a Seagate but the one I want to put in is a Hitachi!