Easy Way: Backup C Drive to External Hard Drive

Brithny updated on Apr 11, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

Why Is It Necessary to Backup C Drive to External Hard Drive

C drive is what we called the "system drive". Computer's booting problem is usually resulting from system data error or system drive error. If users just simply move the system data to other places, it is very likely that the machine cannot boot properly, or some programs cannot run as usual. The operating system and applications can be reinstalled, but it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your system files. So a C drive back up to the external hard drive is a good choice. 

For one thing,  an external hard drive is easy to use, portable and increasingly cheap. You just need to plug it into a computer using USB port when you need to backup and pull out when all the operation is done. For another, once the backup is done and the external hard drive is disconnected, your data is not affected by computer. It is an efficient way to protect your data security.

How to Backup C Drive to External Hard Drive

As we all know, there are lots of backup software on the market. When you choose one way to backup your data, you must consider the price, convenience and the result, the amount, and size of your files. EaseUS Todo Backup can give you the best user experience. It is a professional, steady, easy-to-use software which enables you backup C drive to external hard drive easily. 

This free backup tool also offers safe hard drive disk copy/clone solution to transfer your data from the old disk to a new one, the backup system such as clone system disk Windows 10 or image hard drive in case of computer crash or system failure. Now you can learn how to clone hard drive with this hard drive clone software step by step.

Step 1. Connect your external hard drive or USB to your computer. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click Disk/Partition Backup.

Disk and Partition Backup

Step 2. Choose the disk or partitions that you want to backup. Then Click Destination to select backup storage location as an external hard drive, USB or Network.

Set Schedule for Disk Partition Backup

You can enter the Plan name and Description for specifying your disk and partition backup to your external devices.

Step 3. Click Proceed to perform the disk and partition backup.

 
 

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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.