Here's the situation:
My macbook pro gave me the question mark+file folder icon on boot.
I remove the hard drive and connect it to my windows pc using a sata to USB adaopter. There's a bunch of partitions on the disk. (Whoops, boot camp x2, VMs from multiple applications, etc.) I can sort out the mess later but for now I just want to make a copy of the entire disk.
I know that with this model there is a common issue with the connector between logic board and hard drive, but I want to make a copy of the disk ASAP just in case. So, what I need (or think I need) is windows based software can I use to clone the entire drive, including all partitions and whatever boot records I'll need to just theoretically plug the new drive (and maybe a new sata-logic board connector) in to the macbook and have things fire right back up.
Possibly important details: HD from a late 2012 i5 macbook pro a1278 the hard drive is 750GB my windows machine runs win 10 pro 64 bit, 32GB RAM, i7 k model I have several different possible destination drives for the image, maybe a 1TB drive for storage until pay day comes and I can order a 750GB+ SSD to go back in the macbook.
Suggestions for software? Preferably something free/affordable, and open source is always ideal too.
I'm also open to alternative methods of achieving the same ends.
And thanks in advance!