How to Backup Laptop to External Hard Drive?

Posted by @AOMEI

August 19, 2016

The simple and direct way to exclude trouble is to backup laptop to external hard drive with a third-party software, such as AOMEI Backupper.

Why need to backup laptop?

Absolutely, you can bring your computer back to factory settings if anything goes wrong, since there is a recovery partition. Then almost a whole new computer is before you without any signs of use, because nothing is there even a byte of data you have made over time. Therefore, you need to reinstall all of your applications, reconfigure all of your applications, all of the customizations and settings. The worst part is that there is no hope for you to recover your data with the recovery partition. So, the best way to exclude troubles is to backup laptop to external hard drive so as to get a full backup of your computer. With such a backup, you’ll be relieved if you delete an important file by accident, or your drive is attacked and broken. Such a backup has everything important, and there is no need to worry anymore. This is a kind of foresight of you to plan ahead. Here, in order to help you achieve the job, we recommend you AOMEI Backupper.

Why need to backup to external hard drive?

Understanding the importance of backing up your laptop, now let’s figure out the benefits to backup to external hard drive. Cloud-base backup has boomed in recent years, but it only backup the data file existing in “My Document.” Besides, if your internet connection is slow and the amount of data that you need to backup is large, the backup time will be very very long. So, considering that you are going to backup entire computer, backup computer to external hard drive will be the best choice so as to protect your important data and unexpected hard drive issues. And a drive with about twice the capacity of your computer is the best opt for. Next, we will show you how to backup laptop to external hard drive with AOMEI Backupper.

Backup laptop to external hard drive with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is a professional and free backup software, and followings will show you how to easily backup your entire computer to external hard drive with it.

Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Select “Disk Backup” under “Backup” tab.

Backup Disk

Step 2:Then name the disk backup task, select the disk you want to backup and decide the backup image storage destination. Here, you can set “Backup Option”, such as comment, encrypt, split, compress backup image, enable email notification. Besides, if you need automatic backup PC, “Schedule” is also optional. Then click “Start Backup”.

Set

Step 3:Click “Finish” when the backup operation is completed.

Finish

As you see, you can use AOMEI Backupper to easily backup laptop to external hard drive. Later, you can use it to incremental backup hard drive so as to backup only changed files of drive and to save backup time and disk space.