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

Updated on Feb 27, 2018 by Jean to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
EaseUS Todo Backup 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. By cloning operating system, installed programs, files, emails, photos and other data would largely save 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 sector by sector clone enables to clone hard drive with bad sectors

Taking bad sectors into consideration, EaseUS Disk Copy, known as the best disk clone software and disk/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.

Clone hard drive with bad sectors to new HDD/SSD:

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

EaseUS Disk Copy which is fully compatible with Windows 10/8/7 and even Linux etc. operating system. 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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Step 2. Clone hard drive - HDD/SSD with bad sectors to a new drive

Note: Do remember to connect both new hard drive and old drive with bad sectors to your computer as a storage device before starting the disk cloning process.

1. Install EaseUS Disk Copy on your computer and create a bootable disk of EaseUS Disk Copy:

  • Run Disk Copy.exe and select one option - USB or CD/DVD to create the bootable disk.
  • Click Proceed to begin the process after choosing the proper device.

2. Insert the bootable disk of EaseUS Disk Copy to your computer and reboot the boot order in BIOS:

  • Restart your computer and press F2 while booting up PC to enter BIOS.
  • Set the first Boot Device in BIOS as - CD-ROM (bootable CD/DVD) or Removable device (USB bootable disk) and restart the computer.

Clone disk with bad sectors to new drive.

3. Choose Start Disk Copy, and select copy mode as Disk Copy, click Next.

Clone hard dive with bad sector to the new disk.

4. Select Source disk - the original hard drive with bad sectors that you want to clone, click Next.

Select to clone hard drive with bad sectors to new drive.

5. Select the destination disk - a new and bigger hard drive, click Next to continue.

Select new drive as the disk clone destination to save data.

6. Click Proceed to start cloning data on the hard drive with bad sectors to the new disk. 

Clone disk with bad sector to new drive without losing data.

7. Wait for the process to complete.

After this, you can reset the computer to boot from system disk and then you can use the cloned data from hard drive (HDD/SSD) with bad sectors on the new disk without any problems.