WD Backup Software and Its Free Alternative

Posted by @AOMEI

September 21, 2016

You will get WD SmartWare backup software When buy a Western Digital (WD) external hard drive, however, it only backup files. As free alternative, AOMEI Backupper supports system backup, disk backup, files backup, etc.

Why replace WD backup software with an alternative?

WD SmartWare backup software can be set to run scheduled backup and real-time updating for files, but what if you want to backup your programs and Windows operating system? You should try an alternative. WD backup software can work well with Windows 7 or Windows 8, but what if your operating system is Windows 10? You should try an alternative. In addition, when you want to back up files which are in use or you want to backup large files, you also should try an alternative of Western Digital backup software.

  • WD Smatware Software doesn’t support Windows 10 even now.
  • It only takes a file by file copy but not programs or Windows operating system.
  • You’re not able to back up files which are in use (open files).
  • Backing up large files consumes massive CPU resources so that your computer will become very slow. It is much worse with some larger files not backed up.

Here, if you want to achieve all those impossibilities of WD backup tool, an alternative is the best, such as, AOMEI Backupper.

Free alternative to WD backup software

AOMEI Backupper is one of the best alternatives of WD backup software:

  • AOMEI Backupper applies to Windows 10/8/7 as well as XP/Vista.
  • Apart from file backup, it allows you to do system or disk clone/backup.
  • There’s no problem of backing up files in use.
  • It can deal with large files well.

Then , we’ll show to how to backup system with AOMEI Backupper.

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

System Backup

2: System will be chosen automatically in “Step1”. You just need to decide a destination path in “Step2”, then click “Start Backup” to operate. (The destination can be local disks, external hard drives, removable USB flash drives or NAS.)

Set Backup

Tips: You are capable to set “Backup Options” and “Schedule” based on your demands.

Backup Settings

  • “General” enable you to comment, encrypt backup and get notification from e-mail.
  • “Compression” allows you to compress backup at three different level including “None”, “Normal” and “High”.
  • “Splitting” lets you choose the way to split large file while backing up.
  • “Intelligent Sector” includes “Intelligent Sector Backup”and “Make an Exact Backup”
  • “VSS” is the technique offered by Windows to avoid interrupting and restarting computer when you have backup job. You can be recommend to use it or use AOMEI’s built-in technique.
Backup Settings

Schedule

  • You can set it to automatically run the backup on an exact time daily, weekly or monthly.
Schedule Settings General
Schedule Settings Advanced

Generally speaking, AOMEI Backupper is a great WD backup software that makes backup a breeze. Almost all tasks could be completed just by a few of clicks.