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Windows 7: Non OS Hard Drive Transfer

11 Jan 2017   #11
Muilisx

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
I don't recommend attempting to move such large quantity of data. For data safety and reliability of operations sake, I recommend you copy "chunks" at a time; one giant folder at a time, several small folders at a time; after confirming via Properties that all bytes source to target are accounted for, then delete the source material. Unseen moving can become problematic in a real hurry; however, your call.
Alright....what about a clone?


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11 Jan 2017   #12
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"...doing a CHKDSK it had some unreadable sectors..." Remember Torchwood's earlier post, bad sectors will be copied as well. I just remembered one possible benefit of using TeraCopy: if set to "more" -- it will generate a report that only appears on the screen until TeraCopy is closed -- that report could possibly alert you if TeraCopy stumbles upon bad sectors and does not copy or at least red-flags certain files. I don't know for sure because I have not attempted to copy data off of a HD with bad sectors.
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11 Jan 2017   #13
Muilisx

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
"...doing a CHKDSK it had some unreadable sectors..." Remember Torchwood's earlier post, bad sectors will be copied as well.
I googled that and I read a ton of stuff saying that bad sectors are physical to the drive that sectors can't be copied so not sure which is correct. The replacement drive will be here Friday. I just don't like the fact that I have to do little by little. It's going to take a while, and I'll be stuck sitting here on top of it.
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13 Jan 2017   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

When a physical sector of the drive is bad, the data that shared that bad sector could also be corrupted. You really won't know until you have done the transfer and then check and see if their is corruption.

That is why many do backups/clones before a drive goes bad.

Thanks for the reminder. It time for me to do another backup/clone.

Jack
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13 Jan 2017   #15
Muilisx

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
That is why many do backups/clones before a drive goes bad.
Yeah, kind of hard for me to do that though because I don't have a external hard drive or any form of media big enough to do a backup nor do I have the space on my in use drives to store a backup. Also, this is my first western digital to have an issue in all my life of owning WD drives. Just never had the thought it would start to fail. Now, if my drive was a seagate which it would never be then I would have most likely bought something to make backups. WD drives usually never fail. I know it could always happen but it's rare for WD.
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13 Jan 2017   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Personally I have never had a Seagate or W/D ever fail. But it does happen.

Because I have so little to backup I use Intel 530 and 730 ssd's. In my opinion the best you can buy. But yet I did have one of the ssd's fail. The good news is the failed ssd was RMA in a week. I just popped in another ssd with a clone installed and I was up and running. One never knows.

But we all live and learn. I just complete my Clone and Backup. Small but nice and neat and labeled.

Non OS Hard Drive Transfer-image-clone-1-13-17.png

The backup was verified and the Clone boots and works as it should.

Their are many that make two or more backups on 2 or more drives just in case of super problems.



Happy computing.

Jack


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13 Jan 2017   #17
Muilisx

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

My replacement arrived today. I'm just going to drag and drop to avoid any issues with the sectors. I will just do little by little. Once it's done, I'm going to invest in a small external hard drive so I can do a backup.
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13 Jan 2017   #18
Muilisx

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eric9836 View Post
Hi

Physical bad sectors on original HDD and copy to another HDD.

When the system encountered the bad sector during copying process, it may take a very long time to read and write, if possible.

And even it can write to the another HDD, the file itself may give some errors.
This happen when the system cannot read the file properly and may give an error.
In other word, some files on bad sectors are unable to retrieve &or read.
Even if it can retrieve and write to another HDD, it may not be able to access & read properly, and may slow down the system.

There is another method.
Go to Start --> input cmd in the search and will be in the DOS screen.
change to the HDD to be check.
input chkdsk /f
This will list the available option when doing chkdsk
For option F is to fixed the error, if unable to then it will marked as error and may rename the file which is useless.
As for other options, i never use it before, so cannot advice you.

This procedure is up to you, that is you are prepared to loose some files on the bad sectors.
Or wait for anyone to advice you otherwise.
Yes, I've tried that already and it just hangs on 5% for hours and hours and hours, and the drive stops responding. I'm just going to transfer what I still can, and get rid of the drive. That's how I discovered the issue to begin with. I did a defrag, and computer didn't notice the drive. After some messing around I got it to recognize it, and I did a CHKDSK, and it would just hang forever. I went out to stores for about hours, and the number it was on was exactly the same. It didn't move one digit.
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13 Jan 2017   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Regarding bad sectors and Macrium Reflect.

Macrium Reflect free does offer the option to ignore bad sectors when creating images.
I've never used it, so i don't know how well/fast/reliable it works.
I'm just pointing this out as an fyi, if you're interested in creating a backup image using this feature.

Here's a snip from the Macrium backup default options:

Non OS Hard Drive Transfer-macriumdefaults_02.png


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14 Jan 2017   #20
Muilisx

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

I'm having an issue.

BIOS shows the new HDD but it's not showing in disk management so I can't set a new volume, and access it.

What can I do?
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