I have a drive that has started getting bad spots. I originally had issues a few months ago, posted in this thread:
»[hard drive] Samsung drive with bad spot
It was fine for a few months after the CHKDSK C: /R, but a few days ago, I again seemed to have a bad spot. The SMARTCTL report showed a second bad LBA. Oddly, when I ran another CHKDSK /R, it didn't find anything, even though there is no remap listed in the report.
So, I have bought another drive again, but this is a full kit (drive, cables, software). It's the same size as the old drive. It comes with Seagate's DiscWizard software.
The last time I cloned a drive was about 6-7 years ago (Win2K, IDE drives, floppy-booted Partition Magic.) Will DiscWizard clone properly if it hits some bad spots? Are there options I need to set beforehand? Any other comments about DiscWizard?