By Teresa / Last Updated September 22, 2017

About ASUS ZenBook Pro

Recently, ASUS released several new products on Computex 2017. They are ASUS ZenBook Pro, ZenBook 3 Deluxe, ZenBook Flip S, ASUS VivoBook Pro and VivoBook S. All of them are designed for different user groups with high-end technologies and fittings embedded. For instance, ASUS ZenBook Pro comes with Intel Core i7, GeForce GTX1050 Ti, 16 DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCle x4 SSD and 14 hours long battery life. 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) is supported as well. All features make it the best computer for specialist and professional workers.

ASUS ZenBook Pro

Why Backup ASUS Laptop to External Hard Drive?

Well, why need to create ASUS ZenBook Pro backup? As we know, it is not too much for us to put emphasis on the backup topic. Months ago, the WannaCry ransomware just demonstrated how important the backup is. Obviously, backup ASUS ZenBook laptop is a good way to prevent data loss from all kinds of virus attacks.

As covered before, these new ASUS products are designed for different users. Therein, gaming PC is one of the most highlights. To run large-scale games on the computer, the game progress, account information, account value, etc. need to be well-protected. Once the Windows 10 meltdown or hard drive failed, you can get them back to life with the backup images.

Backing up PC to external hard drive is an effective way to decrease the risk of damaging backups. Internal hard drive failure and system corrupt won’t do harm to the external hard drive. What’s more, saving local disk space, why not?

Free Software to Backup ASUS ZenBook Pro Automatically

To backup ZenBook 3 Deluxe, ZenBook Pro and ZenBook Flip S, you might as well turn to third-party backup software. Although there are File History and Windows Backup and Restore utility in Windows 10, they are far enough for stable and worry-free backups. For more information about Windows built-in tool, please refer to File History alternative.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free and all-around backup tool that will do you a big favor in backing up ASUS ZenBook series. It supports creating full backup, incremental backup and differential backup images, which can save destination storage and decrease backup time at the same time. Besides, AOMEI Backupper also allows you to backup your ZenBook on a regular basis, like daily, weekly, monthly, and event-trigger. Except for backing up to external hard drive, storages like NAS, USB flash drive, thumb drive, network share, cloud storage desktop folder, etc. are supportable. Download this free software and have a try.

Steps to Backup Windows 10 ASUS ZenBook to External Drive

1. Connect the external disk to your computer and make sure it is detected. You may need an USB cable to connect it. Install and run AOMEI Backupper.

2. Click Backup and then Disk Backup. You can choose another backup option based on your needs.

Disk Backup

3. Click “Step1” to choose the internal disk needs to be backed up.

Select source disk

4. Click “Step2” to choose the external drive as destination path.

Select destination path

5. Set schedule backup by clicking Schedule.


6. Click Start Backup. You have two options to choose, select any of them according to your situation.

Start Backup


*If it is a new hard drive, the external disk needs to be formatted.

*Encrypting backups is available in Backup Options.

*Scheme will help you save destination storage by auto deleting old backups. This requires upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional edition.

*By default, the software will create a full backup for the disk and then create incremental image at next time. You can change incremental to differential in Schedule > Advanced.

*You can go Utilities > Create Bootable Media to make a bootable device to backup hard drive without booting Windows, or just in case the system refuses to boot one day.


It is fairly easy to create ASUS ZenBook Pro backup with the help of AOMEI Backupper, isn’t it? Disk backup creates backups for all contents on the hard drive. If there is no necessary to backup them all, you can try system backup or file backup instead. In addition, the Clone feature in AOMEI Backupper can help you in replacing laptop disk. Have a look at ASUS Q501LA SSD upgrade and perhaps it will be useful in the future.