Seagate Backup Software Download | Back Up Seagate External Hard Drive

Abby Haines updated on May 16, 2019 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Overview of Seagate External Hard Drive Backup

Seagate hard drives usually come with a backup solution - Seagate Dashboard. However, this solution doesn't work as well as it has expected in some special situations. Many users are complaining Seagate free agent backup is not working, Seagate Dashboard doesn't work with Windows 10 or something like that. Besides, people also have trouble creating a backup for Seagate external hard drive using Windows 10 built-in backup feature because the disk cannot be recognized. While facing all these annoying problems, many users choose to turn to the help of reliable Seagate backup software that allows them to successfully perform Seagate hard drive backup.

Seagate Backup Software - EaseUS Todo Backup

A powerful alternative and supplement to Seagate Dashboard is EaseUS Todo Backup, the versatile Windows backup software. It provides more and flexible backup choices for you to back up your Seagate external hard drive, including:

  • Backing up disks/partitions, Windows system, files, and emails
  • Backing up content to a local hard drive, external hard drive, cloud storage, NAS device, and more
  • Backing up files automatically according to your needs
  • Backing up external hard drives from Seagate, Buffalo, WD, Toshiba, Samsung, Lacie, Silicon, ADATA and more

Other than the backup feature, EaseUS Todo Backup also has the disk cloning feature. Its graphical interface and advanced & flexible backup features will you with easier and more comfortable Seagate hard drive backup experience. Download the Seagate backup software immediately and make a copy of your hard disk as you like.

Back Up External Hard Drive with Seagate Backup Software

You can choose to back up your Seagate external hard drive as a whole or selectively. If you intend to make a copy of your hard drive data on cloud storage, you need to choose "File Backup" instead of "Disk/Partition Backup" that is shown below.

Step 1. Expand the menu on the top left. Select "Disk/Partition Backup" to create a backup image of your Seagate hard drive data.

choose disk/partition backup to backup seagate hard drive

Step 2. Among all the hard disks and partitions on your computer, choose the Seagate hard disk. If there are many partitions on it, choose only several partitions if necessary.

choose a whole hard disk or partitions on seagate hard drive

When choosing a backup location, please click "Browse..." at the end of "Destination". And on the new pop-up window, choose an ideal backup place such as an external hard drive, NAS device, Network or Cloud storages. Click "OK".

choose a backup location

You can also explore much more advanced backup plan by turning on "Schedule" or customizing "Backup options".

Step 3. Click "Proceed" to back up your Seagate hard drive at once.

After the backup, you can recover the files whenever you want as long as the image file is available.

It's no doubt that Seagate Dashboard can assist you to back up your Seagate external hard drive. But Seagate has announced the removal of some Seagate Dashboard features, including Mobile Backup, Social (Save and Share), and Cloud Backup, the last of which is perfectly enabled by EaseUS Todo Backup. Besides, EaseUS hard drive backup utility not only fully supports Seagate hard drive backup but also provides other useful features like system clone, system transfer, and emergency disk creation. Download the software on your Windows computer and minimize the risk of data loss by backing up your data regularly with it.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.