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Hard Disk Drive Imaging Software: EaseUS Todo Backup to Protect Your Data

Updated by Gemma on Mar 04, 2021
Written by Tracy King

Have you ever racked your brain to search an ease of use hard drive imaging software to take an image of your entire hard disk drive? This article will introduce you a hard drive imaging software - EaseUS Todo Backup, which enables you to backup your whole hard disk or partition to an image and restore it or clone your hard disk drive to another.

When do we need a hard drive imaging software

You may need a reliable and hard drive imaging software in the following cases: if you need to replace the slow and old computer with a new one and take all the data with you, you can backup all the data to image and store it on an external hard drive or CD/DVD and then restore it to the new computer with hard drive imaging software built-in function - Recover to dissimilar hardware. If you want to do a complete format of the computer and start off fresh or do some operations which may lead to data loss, say, partitioning your hard drive, if anything goes wrong, you would like to return your computer to the way it is now with the low-cost hard drive imaging software; It is also a best way to backup your hard drive to secure all your data.

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How to image the hard drive with the imaging software

EaseUS Todo Backup is an award-winning and backup and restore solution for a good reason: with detailed instruction wizards, your computer will be in a safe condition within minutes without the help of an IT specialist. EaseUS Todo Backup can backup your hard disk drive to image in case of a system crash or hardware failure. It allows you to backup and restore disk or partition after viruses attack, hard drive failure, etc. It enjoys a good popularity among its users. Please download the hard drive imaging software and following the steps as below to image your hard drive:

Step 1. To back up an entire hard disk or simply its several partitions, the best backup plan is "Disk/Partition". Choose this backup mode and let's begin.

choose disk/partition backup mode

Step 2. On the popup window, choose the hard drive or partition(s) you're going to back up. A check symbol appears after you clicked the mouse.

choose the hard disk/partition you want to back up

Step 3. Click the "Browse..." button in the "Destination" area to choose a backup location. Here, you can choose any location that is available to you, such as the local hard disk, folders, Network drive, NAS device or Cloud storage, including GoogleDrive, DropBox and OneDrive. You can explore all the connected drive by clicking the icon in front of each directory.

choose a backup location

Step 4. Now edit your disk backup image by adding a "Plan name" and "Description" to it.

Do not forget the advanced backup plans in " Backup options", where you can compress the backup image, encrypt the backup for privacy protection and even enable a sector by sector backup.

choose disk/partition advanced backup options

At the same time, you can turn on the "Schedule" in order to create a hard disk/partition backup on a regular basis like daily, weekly, monthly or upon an event according to the schedule set on your own. 

set a disk/partition backup schedule

And the "Image-reserve strategy" lets you manage the increasingly growing backup images economically, you can preserve the backups in a setup time or quantity.

set a disk/partition backup image-reserve strategy

Step 5. Not all the customizable hard disk/partition backup solutions are necessary but try to make full use of the necessary ones. Finally, click "Proceed" to start at once.

For safety, disconnect the physical storage device you used as a backup drive after the backup process is over.

Case 1: Backup system, please see how to backup system.
Case 2: Backup partition or disk, please see how to backup hard drive and disk.
Case 3: Backup files or folders, please see how to backup files and file folders.

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Updated by Gemma

Gemma is member of EaseUS team and has been committed to creating valuable content in fields about file recovery, partition management, and data backup etc for many years. She loves to help users solve various types of computer related issues.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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