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Before you dive into the detailed information on this topic, let's see what you need to prepare for how to clone a hard drive with bad sectors.
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"I have a 2TB Seagate drive that is failing with 34% bad sectors. I plan to clone it to a 2TB WD Black hard drive. Yesterday, I tried some cloning software but got a 'failure to copy' error in the same way, and then it just stopped the cloning task. Now I really need to find an effective disk cloning software that can clone drive with bad sectors. Any advice shall be greatly appreciated."
Disk cloning software usually works for events when you upgrade a hard disk to a larger one, or from an old one to a new one. Cloning operating systems, installed programs, files, emails, photos, and other data would largely save you time and energy to reinstall them.
But once your old hard drive is diagnosed with bad sectors, most of the time, the cloning procedure will be interrupted immediately. Thus, finding a sturdy disk and partition cloning software that can clone a hard drive with bad sectors becomes significantly important.
EaseUS Disk Copy, known as the best disk and partition cloning software in the market, provides unique and powerful cloning features to help you make a full copy of contents on a disk and move your data, system, or apps to another hard drive, such as moving your Windows 10 from HDD to SSD without losing data.
When the software detects blank bad sectors from the source disk, it won't terminate the process but work on the bad sectors cloning without interruption.
- When there are logically bad sectors on your disk, you can directly use EaseUS Disk Copy to clone a hard drive with bad sectors in Windows. However, if there are physical bad sectors, you can only clone disks with bad sectors in WinPE with a bootable disk.
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EaseUS Disk Copy provides comprehensive solutions to clone a hard drive in different cases. When there are a few logical bad sectors, and your computer can access the disk, you can run the CHKDSK /F command lines to fix the drive with bad sectors, then clone the damaged hard drive in Windows 10.
EaseUS Disk Copy can help you to replace a laptop's hard disk without data loss and migrate OS from HDD to SSD or SSD to SSD without Windows reinstallation. In addition, it can help resize the partition during the cloning process and clone a hard drive before replacing it.
While if there are too many physical bad sectors on the hard drive, neither OS nor disk controller can access them nor any type of reading and write operations can be performed; you have to clone the corrupted hard drive in WinPE with a bootable disk.
Now, let's see how to use EaseUS Disk Copy to clone disks with bad sectors in simple steps. Before you start, you can do a disk surface test to determine the number of bad sectors.
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1. How to Clone Disk with Bad Sectors in Windows 10
Remember to connect both the new hard drive and the old drive with bad sectors to your computer as a storage device before starting the disk cloning process.
Step 1. Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on your PC.
Click "Disk Mode" and select the hard drive that you want to copy or clone. Also tick the "Sector by sector copy" option if your hard disk has bad sectors. Click "Next" to continue.
Step 2. Select the destination disk.
Note: The destination disk should be at least the same big or even larger than the source disk if you want to copy or clone the source hard disk.
Step 3. Check and edit the disk layout.
If your destination disk is an SSD drive, do remember to Check the option if the target is SSD.
Step 4. Click "OK" to confirm if the program asks to erase data on the destination disk.
Step 5. Click "Proceed" to start the hard drive cloning process.
After this, you can reset the computer to boot from the system disk, and then you can use the cloned data from the hard drive (HDD/SSD) with bad sectors on the new disk without any problems.
2. How to Clone Hard Drive with Bad Sectors with Bootable Disk
Step 1. Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on a healthy Windows computer. And connect an external storage device like a USB flash drive or and external hard drive to the PC. Click "Create Bootable Disk".
Step 2. Select USB and select your device, click "Create".
Wait for the process to complete and then you'll get a bootable disk.
Step 3. Connect the bootable disk USB and a new SSD/HDD to the computer on which you want to clone the disk and set the computer to boot from the bootable disk by changing the boot order in BIOS.
Step 4. On EaseUS Disk Copy, click "Disk Mode" and select the source disk that you want to copy or clone. Click "Next" to continue.
Step 5. Select the destination disk where you want to clone/copy the old disk and click Next to continue. Click "OK" to confirm if the program asks to erase data on the destination disk.
Step 6. Check and edit the disk layout as Autofit the disk, Copy as the source or Edit disk layout. Autofit the disk is recommended.
- Copy as the source option will copy/clone the same layout of partitions on your source disk to the destination disk.
- Edit disk layout allows you to resize or move partition layout on the destination disk manually.
- If your destination disk is an SSD drive, do remember to tick Check the option if the target is SSD.
Click "Proceed" to start the disk cloning or disk copying process now.
To Wrap Things Up
That is all about how to clone a drive with bad sectors in detail. In short, you should use a professional disk cloning utility to help you clone a drive with bad sectors. EaseUS Disk Copy can suit you well in this regard. It has an advanced sector-by-sector clone technology that can help you clone a hard drive with bad sectors. It can also help you to fix the cloned hard drivs showing wrong size error. Just download it on your laptop to explore its functions.
1. Can I clone a drive with bad sectors?
The bad sectors will affect the data reading and writing on a hard drive. When there are too many bad sectors on your hard drive, you can consider replacing the failing hard disk. Cloning a hard drive with bad sectors is the right way to protect existing data before replacing it. EaseUS Disk Copy can safely clone sectors of your disk sector, skip the bad areas, and copy the data from the damaged disk to a new drive.
2. Can I clone a corrupt hard drive?
Yes, with EaseUS Disk Copy, cloning disks with bad sectors is an easy job.
Step 1. In "Disk Mode", select the corrupt HDD that you want to clone.
Step 2. Select the target hard disk as your destination.
Step 3. Edit the disk layout and then click "Proceed" to continue.
3. Can a bad hard drive be cloned?
The disk cannot be copied if it has significant damage and the computer cannot read it. The damaged hard disk can still be cloned if the computer can still access the data on it.
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