Is It Safe To Create a Bootable Drive Using A Filled External Hard Drive?

I have an external HDD, and I stored some files on it before. I am wondering if I can use it to create a bootable drive. Is it safe to do that?

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Larissa· Answered on Dec 20, 2023

Well, the answer is No, unless you have created a backup of the hard drive, and the hard drive is in good condition.

Creating a bootable drive on an external hard drive will effectively save your device when it suffers from boot issues. However, it is advised to execute the task on a blank disk because the process will erase everything on your hard drive, and you won't restore them once they are deleted. Or, you can back up data on the external hard drive in advance.

According to some users' feedback, they encounter the issue that the bootable hard drive doesn't work normally due to the physical damage. So the hardware condition is another decisive factor. You need to ensure that the hard drive is in good condition.

Creating a bootable external hard drive is a complex task that requires professional knowledge. If you are not familiar with the process, EaseUS Todo Backup can help. It is a reliable bootable disk creator to execute the task within a few clicks. 

  • Connect the external hard drive to your computer.
  • Download and launch EaseUS Todo Backup on your computer.
  • Click Tools > Create Emergency Disk.
  • Choose the Boot disk location. yOu can create an ISO file, a bootable USB, or a CD/DVD disc.
  • Click Create to perform the task.

What's more, it can be used to back up files on your external hard drive before the process. Download this all-in-one tool to save your time and effort. You should never miss it.

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