Hello. Gentlemen, I have a little trouble with making a disk clone, because the source disk has bad sectors, and when I try in Acronis True Image I get a message about bad sectors. Of course I have the option to ignore bad sectors, but I think this is a wrong move. So if there is any proven, proven way to make a good 1: 1 copy, I would ask for help.
Your thinking is wrong - as soon as possible clone the disk "with these errors" Because this may be the beginning of the end of your disk and in a moment you will not be able to clone it at all: / Only after cloning, start playing diagnostics and possible repair.
But this old disk goes straight to the trash, I will not play with zeroing, etc.
The disk is not damaged enough to give it up completely, it can even work as a system disk (after performing the repair procedure) Make a copy (try) as your colleague wrote above (under DMDE), and for now you can use the disk as a data store (it is worth checking the access times to sectors and the condition of the disk surface with MHDD in advance)
when trying to use Acronis True Image, a message about bad sectors appears.
Hopefully you are not clone from the system you are cloning? What error? Such?:
ignore bad sectors,
This is key advice. You could have just ignored the sector. Perform a file system / system consistency check after cloning. SMART despite appearances does not show badsectors, only 1 sector awaiting remap (C5). More worried (01) - read errors. It may indicate that the mechanics are "falling" or the surface of the plate is actually not in perfect condition.
I used to copy a sectorally damaged 240 GB disk, which Smart showed about 5000 bad sectors. Windows on that drive wouldn't even get up. I copied the disk sector-wise to the second DMDE program in the demo version ignoring the errors. After inserting the new disk into the computer, the error-fixing console started, they had it easily for 2 or 3 hours but he got up later he was working normally.