Seagate has its own backup software named Seagate Dashboard, which is designed to backup and restore your data, it has three options to protect your data:
Protect: Backup and Restore your important data.
Share: Share the pictures and videos to your social network.
Save: Download pictures and videos from social network.
The Seagate Dashboard software is preloaded on Seagate Backup Plus drive. If you want to install Seagate Dashboard on your hard drive, double click Seagate Dashboard Installer.dmg (for Mac), Seagate Dashboard Installer.exe (for Windows) to install. After installing, you could choose Protect Now to create first backup, and the Seagate Backup Plus hard drive will automatically backing up all of your non-system files at once.
Its compatible operating systems includes Windows XP, Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), and Windows 8.
Seagate Dashboard Not Responding?
There are some Seagate Dashboard not working problems that you might encounter when you are using Dashboard:
Dashboard freezes after starting your first backup. - Restart the program to fix.
Initial job pending. - Create task in Task Scheduler.
Unknown Error. - Run the Dashboard as administrator.
Backup appears to hang at a certain percentage or backup halted. - Verify the Microsoft services are setting up correctly.
Error 1920. Service Seagate Dashboard/Mobile Backup Service failed to start. - Run the Dashboard as administrator.
If the above solutions could not fix your issue, you could try another better data backup software - AOMEI Backupper Professional.
Powerful Seagate Hard Drive Backup Software
Compared with Seagate Dashboard, you’ll discover that AOMEI Backupper Professional is the best Seagate hard drive backup software, there are some reasons listed below:
l More powerful and flexible data protection functions: system clone, system backup, disk/partition backup, dissimilar hardware restore, bootable media, and command line, and so forth. With these powerful features, you can easily backup, restore and clone data without issues.
l Compatible with more Windows operating systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (all editions of 32-bit and 64-bit)
How to Backup Seagate Hard Drive Safely?
In order to introduce how AOMEI Backupper Professional works with Seagate hard drive, we’ll walk you through all the details of Disk Backup. The backup operation will ensure your data safe, Please rest assured. Now, you can download Seagate backup software now.
1. Install and launch this Seagate external hard drive backup software. On the main interface, select Backup > Disk Backup.
2. You can enter a proper name into Task Name box if you wish.
3. In the Step1, select the Seagate hard drive as source disk, and then hit Add.
4. Select external hard disk to save the data from Seagate hard drive, and then press Start Backup.
Tips: You can comment, compress, and split the image file with Backup Options. Besides, you could create a schedule backup for Seagate hard drive with daily, weekly, monthly.
Get some coffee and wait for a moment, the progress will be soon finished. The time it takes depending on the data size on Seagate hard drive. You might restore disk to early state in some days with this backup software for Seagate hard drive.
Besides, if you just want to upgrade hard drive to another HDD or SSD drive with Seagate external hard drive backup software, disk clone or system clone would be the best shot.