My 3TB Toshiba is out of warranty. The bad sectors are at around the 1.5TB - 2TB mark. Windows and Linux both hang / crash while accessing or reading/writing to that part. Can I use the disk for temporary dumping of data to the good parts while partitioning off the bad part only? Is it possible? Will the data copied to the good part go bad? What I want to do is copy data off network drive temporarily to this disk (since network copy speed is around 14-15MBps) and then copy from this disk to usb 3 disk at 90MBps at once (after I copy around 1TB or so data). I'll be using this with linux os, and its already formatted to an ext4 GPT partition.