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Cloning a 512 sector size to Advanced Format WD Black drive

I have a old WD Black drive that is not Advanced Format. Due to it having one bad sector in a unused area I need to clone it to a new hard drive to avoid losing data. Unfortunately the same model of ...
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Does NTFS (or any file system) support files outside of the partition?

So on my C: drive, there was a file called BOOTSECT.BAK. Not knowing what it is, I opened it up in HxD and the first 14 bytes were B \0 O \0 O \0 T \0 M \0 G \0 R \0 corresponding to the UTF-16LE ...
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Sector-precise partition editor with resize NTFS?

Is there a sector-precise partition manager that can resize an NTFS partition? Accepting Windows software and Live CDs.
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NTFS; marking sectors bad using Linux

I have a massive ZFS array on my fileserver. Whenever a disk reports bad sectors to smartmon, I order a replacement, and I shelve the failing one. And by "shelving the failing one", I mean that I ...