So... I've been meaning to replace the Seagate 500gb external HDD I use for a months now (it's about ~3 years old) and just never did it. My last backup was in October. Unfortunately, its final woes have come upon me. Like, I got something to look at the SMART information and it's deep in the midst of failure. It's approaching 2000 offline uncorrectables, and while I can open files via shortcuts I can't access folders on it (I can't just call it a day, so I must use it until I get home). Replacing it with an external SSD.
But there's still the problem of November's information that I need to pull off the drive (wouldn't be the end of the world as I largely recall modifications to my projects I made, and there was no real new build done that would be permanently lost).
Was looking for something to let me clone the drive despite bad sectors, and came across AOMEI Backupper. Have any of you guys used it? Is it any good? If not, what other tool can I get to whisk my data off the drive as cheaply as possible?
(Sorry if this belongs more in H/A than here but I figured it was a software question?).