Thanks for your prompt and informative answer!
Just to confirm, you're saying that according to the results of my test done the way I have described it, my new drive does not have any bad sectors, right?
Thanks for your backup suggestion, speaking of backup software, I'm not comfortable with trusting any backup software that stores backed up files in its proprietary format that cannot be even viewed on an external drive on a computer that doesn't have their software installed.
I've been looking for an incremental back up solution preferably with file versioning feature that will copy new and modified file only to an external hard drive and found that it only possible with file synchronization software like GoodSync.
Are you aware of any backup software that meets my criteria or any reliable Sync software with back up feature that you have personally used or know someone who has used it an was extremely happy with.
If you're familiar with GoodSync, is there anything that is even better based on your personal experience, not just some comparison charts found online as I've seen plenty of those in my 3-day thorough research. That is why I wanted to ask for a recommendation based on a personal experience.
By the way, I'm currently torn between the following few products and perhaps, you'll be kind enough to let me know which one will be the most reliable one for my file back up needs:
BestSyncwww.risefly.com/foldersynceng.htmViceVersawww.tgrmn.comSuper Flexible File Synchronizerwww.superflexible.com I really appreciate you going the extra mile and I promise to accept your answer, once you kindly reply to this follow up question.