My hard drive failed a few weeks back, a SATA Maxtor Daimondmax plus 9 modell 160 gb. Windows would not open, and if I tried to plug the drive in via an external firewire device, windows would try to read the drive and then crash immediately. After doing some Diagnostics on the drive with Maxtors bootable utility, it stated that the drive was failing and that I needed to migrate my data soon to avoid losing it. I bought another drive, this one 320 gb, on which to move my data. I did a little research and discovered Acronis True Image... I have since purchased the software, and would like to use it to get my data off the drive, but I am a bit unsure which utility to use. I created a bootable recovery cd, and I booted with it last night with both drives attatched, and remarkably, it booted and both drives are showing up in both the bios on my machine and inside the utility. I tried to clone the drive, but Acronis reported that there were unreadable clusters on the hard drive, with the option to ignore, cancel ect. I stopped the clone, because I did not want the bad clusters to transfer to my new drive. Is there another way to get back my data with this utility? Your help is greatly appreciated!!