By Lily / Last update December 13, 2021

Backup computer to external hard drive is a good way to keep data safe

Backup computer is necessary to minimize the damage of losing data. As a computer user, you should know that there are many situations can break your data. you stored so much data on computer, songs, pictures, videos, documents, projects, and so on. They are important to you. Once it lost, you will suffer a big damage. Actually, backup computer to external hard drive is a good way to secure the data. Because an external hard drive is separated from the computer, so you do not need to worry that the data will be lost because of a series of situations that happen to computer. Besides, external hard drive is portable, and you can bring it to everywhere to use the data you backed up on it. Once there is an accident that lead your data on computer lost, the data on the external hard drive would be safe, and you can use it to restore all data. Well, how to backup computer to external hard drive?

How to backup computer to external hard drive?

To backup computer to external hard drive actually means to backup all data on the computer hard drive. How to backup computer to external hard drive? For the simply steps and safely operation, you’d better choose a backup software to do it. AOMEI Backupper Standard is a fabulous software, which can backup computer to external hard drive only with a few clicks, and it is free for Windows 10/8/7. For choosing external hard drive, you can use the Seagate, Samsung, SanDisk, and many others. AOMEI Backupper supports all the brands. Here we will tell you how to backup computer to Seagate external hard drive. Before you do, you need prepare for it:

● A Seagate external hard drive that is capable to store all data on your computer. Connect it to your computer and make sure it can be detected.

Download AOMEI Backupper Standard for free. Install and launch it.

then, following the guidance to backup computer to external hard drive.

Step1.As the Disk Backup feature will backup all data no computer, here click Backup->Disk Backup.

Main Interface

Step2.Here you need to choose the disk which you want to backup on your computer as the source disk. Then, select your Seagate external hard drive as the destination disk to store the backups. Here is the F:\. After those steps, you can click Start Backup to launch the progress.

Disk Backup

Problem: How to backup computer to external hard drive automatically?

Fortunately, if you want to backup computer to external hard drive automatically, AOMEI Backupper can make it as only as you do not extract the external hard drive. For doing this, you can click Schedule at the botton page of Step2 before clicking Start Backup, and it will pop out a window for you to set up an automatically backup for daily, weekly, monthly. You can also do an incremental or differential backup for your backups.

Schedule Settings

You can set up automatically backup with AOMEI Backupper for your backup files even you backed up already. Click Home tab, put your mouse under the backup files, select Advanced, and click Schedule Task to open the window where you can set up automatic backup.

Schedule Task

Step3. After the job done, click Finishto exit.

How to backup computer to external hard drive? You may have an answer after reading this article. As a fabulous backup software, AOMEI Backupper provides many other utilities for free, such as create bootable disk, backup files with a certain file extension, and many more.