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Back Up External Hard Drive on Windows 10/8/7

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by Myra to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
To avoid data loss, it is a good idea to back up your external hard drive to somewhere else. With EaseUS Todo Backup, the best data backup software, you can easily save the data on your external hard drive to the hard drive on your computer, another external hard drive, cloud storage, and more.
PAGE CONTENT:
When do you need to back up an external hard drive
Which tool should you choose
How to back up an external hard drive to cloud storage/internal hard drive/external storage device

When Do You Need to Back Up an External Hard Drive

Sometimes, to fix a problematic external hard drive, you will need to format the device. To ensure data security, it's necessary for you to back up your external hard drive before formatting. Or to prevent data from accidental loss, you intend to make a backup of your external hard drive. After all, it's better to reaccess your files from somewhere else than to recover lost data from the external hard drive

Which Tool Should You Choose

Then how to back up an external hard drive? The file backup software, EaseUS Todo Backup, will help you get things done without any cost (it provides free trial for 30 days). With it, you can make a backup of your external hard drive on:

  • Another external hard drive
  • An internal hard drive on the computer
  • Cloud storage (OneDrive/DropBox/GoogleDrive)
  • Computer under the same LAN as the computer which you connect the external hard drive to
  • NAS device

Thus, whether you prefer backing up data from one external hard drive to another or backing up an external hard drive to cloud storage like OneDrive, EaseUS Todo Backup will fulfill your needs.

How to Back Up an External Hard Drive on Windows 10/8/7

Before you back up your external hard drive, make sure there is enough space on the target device, which means it should be larger than the used space on the source external hard drive. Then connect your external hard drive to a computer (If you want to back up it to another external storage device, connect both of the devices to your computer), then make a backup of it by following:

Step 1. Expand the menu on the top left. To back up your external hard drive, select "Disk/Partition Backup".

choose disk/partition backup to backup seagate hard drive.

Step 2. Select your external hard drive as the source disk.

choose a whole hard disk or partitions on seagate hard drive

Step 3. Click "Browse..." and you will be directed to a new window, in which you can choose where to back up your external hard drive to. Be it a local hard drive, cloud storage, a computer under the same LAN, or a NAS device. After the selection, click "OK" to confirm. (You can explore more advanced options in "Backup options".)

choose a backup location

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to start backing up your external hard drive to the location you selected.

To access the files in the backup, you need to restore them from the backup (image file) with EaseUS Todo Backup, which is also simple and convenient. In addition to external hard drive backup, EaseUS backup software is also equipped with other powerful features:

  • System backup/file backup/Email backup
  • Disk/partition/system cloning
  • Data Erasing

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In a word, it's a tool well worth trying. Don't hesitate to make it your good helper!