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How to Clone a Drive (HDD/SSD) with Bad Sectors

Updated on May 15, 2019 by Jean to Disk/Partition Clone

EaseUS Disk Copy is the best free cloning software that is able to clone a drive (HDD/SSD) with bad sectors. Sector by sector clone would clone everything on the disk even with bad and blank sectors.

What's the best software to clone failing HDD/SSD that has bad sectors

"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 'failure to copy' error in the same way and then it just stopped the cloning task. Now I really need to find the best cloning software that can clone (OS, programs, files, etc) HDD with bad sectors. Any advice shall be greatly appreciated."

Disk cloning software usually works for events when you upgrade hard disk from a smaller one to a larger one, or from an old one to a new one. Cloning operating system, 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, to find a powerful disk and partition cloning software that can clone bad sectors becomes significantly important.

EaseUS Disk Copy enables to clone hard drive with bad sectors

Taking bad sectors into consideration, EaseUS Disk Copy, known as the best disk cloning software and partition cloning software in the market, provides a unique cloning feature called sector by sector clone. When the software detects blank or logically bad sectors from the source disk, it won't terminate the process but work on the bad sectors cloning without interruption.

1. Get the best disk copy software to clone disk with bad sectors

EaseUS Disk Copy is fully compatible with Windows 10/8/7. You can just apply this software to help you upgrade and clone all data on the hard drive with bad sectors to a new disk with ease now.


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2. Clone hard drive - HDD/SSD with bad sectors to a new drive

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: In "Disk Mode", select the HDD that you want to clone.

select the hard drive that you want to clone

Step 2: Select the SSD as your destination.

select the SSD

A warning message tells you that the data on the SSD will be erased. Click "OK" to continue if you do not have important data on the destination disk.

confirm the message

Step 3: Edit the disk layout and then click “Proceed” to continue.

As the destination is an SSD, you are suggested to tick "Check the option if the target is SSD".

check the diak layout

Step 4: Wait for the process to complete.

click proceed to start the 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.