Automatic Backup SSD to HDD with Free Backup Software

Posted by @Teresa

August 31, 2017

Automatic backup SSD (Solid State Drive) is necessary, especially after migrating operating system (OS) onto SSD. Some professional SSD backup software could save your time and effort.

When need to automatic backup SSD?

Solid-State Drives now offer great performance at affordable prices, that’s why more and more users choose to purchase one, and clone the old SSD to new SSD or clone the HDD to new SSD to migrate OS. Well, you may want to backup the entire SSD to keep the OS safe in case the SSD fails. A system backup image can save your time and effort to reinstall system and settings, while keep a regular backup of system images allows you to back to the latest time point. If you store not only OS but also personal data on the SSD, there has further necessary to backup SSD because you cannot get your irreplaceable personal stuff back by “reinstalling” anything. In a word, you may have other reasons require you to backup SSD automatically.

An SSD drive can be backed up to an SSD, an HDD, DVDs, or anything for which you have the patience. What matters most now is how. If you have only OS on the SSD, then you can create system image with Windows backup utility. If not, you may need SSD backup software to backup the entire disk.

Create system image with Windows backup utility

Access to open backup utility in different Windows operating systems is as follow:

In Windows 7, Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Backup and Restore. In Windows 8, search for “recovery” from the start screen, then select Windows 7 File Recovery > Create a system image > Backup Location > Start Backup. In Windows 10, go Start > Control Panel > System and Security > File History, System image backup is in the lower left corner. In Windows XP, go Start > All Program > Accessories > System Tools > Backup > Backup Wizard (Advanced). In Windows Vista, go Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Backup and Restore  Center > Back up computer.

All that’s left is following the wizard. Eventually, you will find that the backup utility cannot satisfy your requirements more or less. For example, some users find it is easily to fail while doing system restoration in Windows 7. That is why some users need alternative to Windows 7 backup and restore. In Windows 8, if you want to backup both OS and data, you need to use two features: Windows 7 File Recovery and File History. Further, Windows backup tool fails to do incremental backup to save disk space in aforementioned operating systems. You need ask help from third party software under this circumstance.

Auto backup SSD to HDD with free AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Standard is freeware for Windows 7/8/10/xp/vista to do backup and restore as well as clone. It makes up for the tiny flaw to the point. Like it mentioned before, if you store not only OS but also personal data on the SSD, you may backup the entire disk using disk backup. It makes backup OS and data in one click. Connect the device you plan to backup to with your PC in advance. Download to try it now.

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Select Backup -> Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

Step2. Select the SSD as the source disk.

Select Source Disk

Step3. Select the destination storage path. For example, you can set automatic backup SSD to HDD. 

Select Destination Disk

Step4. Click Schedule to set certain backup time (daily, weekly, monthly or event triggers).

Schedule

Step5. Click Start Backup, and it will run backup automatically at the set time.

Start Backup

Notes:

  • If you need to encrypt and compress backup images, then you can set them up by clicking Backup Options.

  • If you backup SSD to external drive or USB drive and require remove it sometimes, you can tick Run missed backup at next system setup box by clicking Advanced to make up for the missed backup.

  • Also, you can set to auto backup SSD to external USB hard drive. 

Summary

Automatic backup SSD to another device with AOMEI Backupper Standard is easy and fast. It allows you to set customized settings in the backup process with several clicks. Once disaster happens, you can restore system or data with this same software. You can use this software as external hard drive backup software, too. More features like disk clone, system clone, create bootable rescue media, etc are come with AOMEI Backupper Standard.