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Write delay message could not save all data for file F:\$FMft when doing back up using WD my book premium II 2tb raid split

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I presume that Windows assigned 'F:' to your WD MyBook.

Windows was trying to write the 'MFT' ("Master File Table") file, to the 'F:' drive, but it failed to complete.

Is the drive "full" ? Can you delete some files, and try again to doing your "backup"?

Posted on Oct 11, 2010


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