I use Acronis TrueImage Home 11 to clone my PC's internal hard drive and store that image on an external hard drive. I use Spinrite 6.0 to check and repair my internal and external hard drives. My PC runs Windows XP.
I've had some failures of external hard drives and want to run Spinrite on them. It takes a long time to run Spinrite on the EHDs. But I want to protect the Acronis images on the EHDs.
Protecting my data is especially important because I have business files on my PC. I also live in a third-world country where it is difficult to get excellent computer technical services.
Is it safe to run Spinrite on my EHD that contains a cloned image of my internal hard drive?