Disk Recoup is a disk copy utility for hard drives that are broken but not completely dead. It can clone hard drives with bad media spots and other non-critical hardware faults that cause other data recovery utilities to hang. Disk Recoup requires the faulty drive to still be detected by the computer BIOS at boot time and respond to basic disk commands. Disk Recoup uses hardware-level disk commands and intelligent algorithms to copy the raw data from the source drive to another hard drive. Because it accesses the source drive strictly in read-only mode, Disk Recoup presents no risk to the source drive except for normal wear and tear.