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I got the below error ... is it possible tot ake my backup from the HDD?

Device: Hard Drive,Test: Start DST Short Test, Status: Error Detected!
Error Code: 1000-0146
Test Result: Fail


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A 0146 error means that the hard drive has a failing sector, and the drive will need replaced. If it's operable, then back everything wanted or needed up, because it will fail completely if it hasn't already.

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