Backup My Computer to External Hard Drive

Posted by @AOMEI

April 29, 2016

Backup my computer to external hard drive enable me avoid the data loss, AOMEI Backupper help me accomplish this task in a fast and easy way.

Can I backup my computer to external hard drive

Because I have lost my precious files which include my favorite songs and pictures, I do realize the importance of backing up my files to any other location. In order to keep all of my files safe, I want to backup my computer to external hard drive. Someone tells me what I need to consider many aspects, for example, backup method, backup medium, price and ease of use, the amount and size of files. It is a little complicate to think about every detail. What is worth think about is that where to store my backups. After I search the internet and ask the experts, I find external hard dive can be a better choice for me. The following is the reason why I choose it.

●An external hard drive can easily be attached to my computer using a USB port.

●External hard drives can hold lots of information.

●External hard drives can be stored in a location that’s separate from your computer.

How to backup my computer to external hard drive

The simplest definition of a computer backup is an exact copy. In the computer technology, it is called backups. Backups can be the best way that you can recover the data on the external hard drive.

A good backup software is as easy as possible, but the best backup software automatically perform incremental backups so you do not need to think about the process too much. What software I used to backup my computer to external hard drive is AOMEI Backupper, which meet the condition I list above. AOMEI Backupper gives me a good user experience I have never go through. Let me tell the detail of using the software.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper, install it.

Step2. Plug the external hard drive into my computer using a USB port. Launch AOMEI Backupper, click the Disk Backupunder the Backup option.

Disk Backup

Step3. Select the disk I need to backup, and select the external hard drive which the corresponding drive letter is “E:\”as the destination path. Make sure the external hard drive have enough space for backups.

Select Location

Step4. Confirm the condition I set above, click the Start Backup to start the operation. When all the backup is done, click the Finish button to close the interface.

Notes

•If my computer dies, I can simply plug the external hard drive into a different computer and immediately have access to all of my files.

•When the backup is scheduled to occur, I just need to plug the external hard drive into my computer.

•If I want to create a incremental backup, I can read the guide Incremental and Differential Backup.

•I want to backup my computer to external hard drive automatically, you can see the detail in this page How to automatically backup files to an external hard drive.