Move data off failing hard drive
by phasere - 1/28/08 11:40 AM
I've replaced a hard drive which was retuning multiple bad sectors during a chkdsk scan. The failing drive was under warranty so seagate sent me a replacement with 30 days to transfer files.
When I began the transfer last night of about 30 gigs of files, it gets about 3 minutes into it then I hear what sounds like the hard drive arm slap against the case once and the transfer stops. I get a read error and the bad drive disappears from 'My Computer'. I'm running XP PRO SP2.
My question is...Is there any easy way to get the data off without taxing the drive? Could I pull a disk image using Ghost of a similar program and copy that to the new drive? Would that copy the bad sectors as well?
Thanks for your help.