I recently purchased a Seagate 1 TB External Hard Drive to use in conjuction with my Acronis True Image 9 backup software. When I open the latter I get the following warning: "Some partitions contain errors and can be imaged only sector-by-sector. It is recommended that you exit Acronis True Image Home and check the partions with your system's disk-checking tools. Are you sure you want to continue imaging?" I have used the Windows Error Checking utility and it has eliminated the warning and I have now managed to backup my C drive but I am still concerned with the warning I received as up to the point that I received the warning I had not used the drive. In addition the drive makes a clicking noise and I now see that quite a few Amazon buyers of the same drive have reported faults, including the clicking noise. Should I be concerned?
I can't really make any suggestions but I have the same external HDD. Mine, however, runs with a quiet purr and no evidence of any clicking noises. It is most likely that the warning you received from Acronis referred to your existing HDD/partitions rather than your new Seagate drive. I doubt that a sector by sector copy would be of any benefit if it was the destination drive that had the problem.