How to Backup Windows to External Hard Drive

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

Backup windows to external hard drive has been becoming a more and more popular way to store data, on account that computer systems have evolved and different needs. In another word, threats and circumstances have arisen, external hard drive is a safer location to store data compared to the computer built-in hard drive.

Introduction of External Hard Drive

The external hard drive is the storage device for use with both PCS and Macs. There are two main types of hard drive: internal and external. An external hard drive sits outside the main computer tower in its own enclosure. This portable encasement is connected to the computer via an interface cable, which allows the external hard drive to communicate with the computer so that data can be passed back and forth.

Backup Windows to External Hard Drive

Backup Windows to external hard drive has been thought as the easiest and fastest way to backup your data. But there is a necessary precondition that you should have backup software and plug in an external hard drive to your computer in advance. AOMEI Backupper has been considered to perfect software for its high performance and distinctive features as well as its free of charge.

With the pervasive use of computers, data security in the computer has been a major consideration for computer users. And there is never enough space on your existing hard drive to store your data such as photos, accidental files, client information and videos. At this time, you can backup Windows to external hard drive. The space of external hard drive should be larger than that of the computer built-in hard disk. Thus it not only can solve the problem of lack of space but also make your data safe.

Backup Windows to External Hard Drive

As free software, AOMEI Backupper can be used to backup Windows to external hard drive. In addition, AOMEI Backupper also has Clone function and Restore function. The picture below is the user-friendly main interface. Please look at how to backup to external hard drive with AOMEI Backupper.

Windows Backup

To sum up, it takes you just a few minutes to backup Windows to external hard drive with AOMEI Backupper. The steps are easy. If you want to know more information about AOMEI Backupper, please click here.