I have an external hard drive that is starting to fail; it has some bad sectors. It's a 1 TB Fujitsu Siemens case with a Western Digital hard drive inside.
Eventually I will backup the whole drive with some backup/imaging software, but I don't have the free space to do that. At the moment I want to copy some video files, but I'm not able to because the drive hangs while copying a certain file, and disconnects. If I try to resume (using TeraCopy, great tool by the way) it hangs again and disconnects...
I don't seem to easily find a tool to copy that one file (and maybe others later), preferably freeware of course.
I have run
chkdsk /r on that drive, and about 4 hours in it was at 1% (phase 1,2 and 3 were done in a few minutes, but phase 4 took hours to get from 0). At the moment I don't have access to a PC that can run long enough to get the job done in one sitting.
Is there a better tool out there so I could cut this job in pieces (or faster, but that seems unlikely)?