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Windows 7 backup keeps failing

I am trying to run Windows backup to my external USB 3.0 Toshiba drive, but the backup keeps failing when almost complete. I have never had this problem before with this drive. The drive appears to be fine; I ran check disk and no errors were found. I just keep getting an error from the backup program stating there is either a problem with the source or destination. Thoughts?
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  1. anonymous1 said:
    You ran check disk on both the laptop and the external drive?

    Yes (its my desktop that I am trying to backup)
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    CooLWoLF said:
    anonymous1 said:
    You ran check disk on both the laptop and the external drive?

    Yes (its my desktop that I am trying to backup)


    Don't know if you still have this problem. It seems to be quite common with USB 3.0 drives and so far no-one has come up with a reason.
    It may possibly be due to some obscure timing problem.

    I was getting backup failures almost every time with my WD external USB 3.0 drive. After many months of searching, there was no fix but I did find a workaround.

    I connected my external drive to my PC via a USB 3.0 hub. You can get them for under £10. Since then I have not had a single backup failure.
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