Sector by Sector Recovery Software Free Download

Jean updated on May 02, 2018 to Disk/Partition Clone | How-to Articles

"My Seagate hard disk has developed too many bad sectors and Windows has detected various disk errors. I'm thinking giving it up and buying a new one. But there are some important documents and pictures, can I restore the data on bad sectors even the hard drive is beyond repair?"

Whenever you find that your hard drive starts malfunctioning in recent days, use EaseUS Partition Master to check disk errors, see if any bad sectors were found. If there are too many bad sectors detected, or it's really an old hard drive or a faulty cheap one, it is high time replaced the bad hard drive without delay.

How do you recover data from a hard disk with too many bad sectors?

Though data recovery software is proficient enough to restore all kinds of data files that were deleted or formatted, if your hard disk itself has very bad issues, most of the recovery software on the market should lose its ability in recognizing the drive or performing the disk scan. To gain a high chance of bad sector data recovery, you need the best sector by sector recovery software on this page.

What's the best sector by sector recovery software?

EaseUS Disk Copy is for one hard disk copy/clone to another, and it's designed with a "sector by sector" feature.

For the most time, it's the finest software when you consider to replace an old hard drive with a new one or upgrade a small hard drive to a large one. But sometimes we use this disk copy software for the other purpose. When your hard drive is dying and failing to work due to countless bad sectors and you decide to give it up, but files are there waiting to be recovered, you can copy the entire bad hard drive along with the data to a new one. After then, you can try to recover data on the new copied hard drive! That's a better way and more effective way to recover data on the bad sectors.


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How to copy the hard drive with bad sectors to a new one with EaseUS Disk Copy?

Use the original cables to correctly connect both the drives to your computer. Learn carefully from the beneath guide to copy the bad drive to the new one without making any mistake.

Prior Notice:

  • The "Sector by sector copy" asks the size of your destination disk to be at least equal to or larger than that of the source disk. Leave this feature unchecked if you wish to clone a larger hard disk to a smaller hard disk.
  • All data on the destination disk will be completely erased, so take care.

Step 1. To start copying/cloning an entire disk to another, choose this disk as the source disk under "Disk Mode" and click "Next".

select the source disk and click next

Step 2. Choose the other disk as the destination disk.

select the destination disk

A message now appears, warning you that data will be lost. Please confirm this message by clicking "OK" and then click "Next".

click ok when a warning message appears

Step 3. Check the disk layout of the two disks. You can manage the disk layout of the destination disk by selecting "Autofit the disk", "Copy as the source" or "Edit disk layout". 

check the diak layout
  • "Autofit the disk" makes some changes by default on the destination disk layout so that it can work at its best status.
  • "Copy as the source"does not change anything on destination disk and the layout is the same as source disk.
  • "Edit disk layout" allows you to manually resize/move partition layout on this destination disk.

Tick the "Check the option if the target is SSD" option to put your SSD in its best performance.

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to officially execute the task.

click proceed to officially start

How to recover data on the new hard drive?

Now all the hard drive data has been moved to the new hard drive, and you can freely recover hard drive data by using a third-party data recovery tool. Hope that the given link helps you find all data files you care about.

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