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Cloning a hard drive

If my hard drive has bad sectors can i still clone it to a new one?
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  1. Yes. If there isn't too many and the first part of the disk is not corrupted
    it should be mostly recoverable. Most cloning software will retry bad sectors
    many times getting a good read. And if not it will usually just zero that sector
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    explosivepastry said:
    If my hard drive has bad sectors can i still clone it to a new one?


    That is a definite 'maybe'. Try it.
    If it doesn't work, you still have a blank new drive, and a semi-broken old drive.
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