How to Backup SSD to HDD Automatically

Brithny updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Todo Backup Resource | How-to Articles

SSD, Solid State Drive(SSD), is now widely used as system disk mainly because its faster read and write speed compared with HDD. However, due to the special wear-balance mechanism of the SSD, the data recovery is not easy on SSD. Therefore, SSD backup is necessary to prevent data loss from a system crash or SSD failure. In this article, we will show you how to use EaseUS Todo Backup to automatically back up SSD to HDD with less time and effort. 

Tools

EaseUS Backup Software, a computer with your SSD, an HDD.

EaseUS Windows backup software is your best choice for its advanced & flexible backup features. No need to manually copy and paste the SSD data, as long as you set up a scheduled backup plan, it will help you automatically back up your SSD or a specified folder with important data to an HDD or an external hard drive. And the operation can be performed periodically, for example, daily, weekly, monthly or just when you plug in an external device.

Attention

1. Make sure that your HDD has enough space to hold on the SSD data

2. If your computer cannot boot, you can create a bootable disk and then auto backup SSD

Detailed Steps

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, click Disk/Partition backup.

Step 2. Select the SSD to back up. You can select a single partition or several partitions through multiple disks as you like.

backup ssd to hdd partition

Step 3. Click folder icon behind Destination to select HDD partition as the backup image storage location. Enter Plan name and Description for your disk and partition backup. By default, the name and description are given based on the backup time and backup type.

Step 4. You can turn on Schedule and set schedule to back up disks and partitions later, daily, weekly, monthly or upon an event.

set schedule for ssd backup image

Step 5. Click Backup options and pop up the following window, set backup compression, password, splitting, etc.

backup options for ssd backup image

Step 6. Click Image-reserve strategy, and input days to preserve images or the number of last backup files you want to preserve. To control the number of the image file when you do a continuous backup with a backup schedule, you can save much disk space to store the images out of date.

system reserve image for ssd backup to hdd partition
 
 

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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.