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Good Drive Cloning Software?

So, basically, I've not been very diligent in maintaining current backups of my primary PC, and I found out Sunday that one of my drives is likely damaged (not sure which; heard the noises at bootup and shut the machine down ASAP). There's a fair bit of data on there that I'd like to keep. Is there a quick, bootable drive cloning utility that I could use to move the data on the drive to another, not damaged drive?

I'm more concerned with quick evacuation of the data rather than keeping the image of the system intact.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    http://clonezilla.org/

    If you're confident enough to handle command line/linux cloning software

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    Also, if you're interested in data and don't care about a whole disk image, you can grab any number of Linux distros and copy/rsync whatever you need.

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    donavannjdonavannj Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    http://clonezilla.org/

    If you're confident enough to handle command line/linux cloning software

    I don't normally deal in Linux or CLI, but I don't think I'll have much difficulty. I'll probably try it in a couple of days when I get the chance.

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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    If either your source or target drive is a Samsung, their drive utilities support cloning (and have a fairly simple interface). I've also had very good experience with Acronis True Image. There's a cost but it's relatively low. I see sales/markdowns for it regularly in my Newegg emails.

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    donavannjdonavannj Registered User regular
    I've got Acronis True Image Home 2010 that I used to make my last system image somewhere around 2 years ago. I picked that up because the corporate version is what my department uses for individual machine imaging at work, but after using it for a few years at work, I know that has a low tolerance for faulty hardware.

    No Samsung drives involved at the moment, so no Samsung utilities at my disposal.

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    SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    donavannj wrote: »
    So, basically, I've not been very diligent in maintaining current backups of my primary PC, and I found out Sunday that one of my drives is likely damaged (not sure which; heard the noises at bootup and shut the machine down ASAP). There's a fair bit of data on there that I'd like to keep. Is there a quick, bootable drive cloning utility that I could use to move the data on the drive to another, not damaged drive?

    I'm more concerned with quick evacuation of the data rather than keeping the image of the system intact.

    I use AOMEI Backupper Standard, which is free and seems to do what you need. Before I upgraded to Windows 10, I made a complete one-to-one drive image copy of my boot drive so I could swap back as if nothing happened. Disk images offer the ability to make a perfect copy, but to do so on a boot drive you'll need to use the program's intergrated boot functions.

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