By Lily / Last Updated January 5, 2021

Why is HP USB image tool necessary?

USB flash drives have the capability of storing and transferring data, and more often they can be used as bootable devices in recent years, so can HP USB drives. Many important files, documents, photos and the like are stored on USB drive and may be delivered to other places later. The USB drives used as bootable device are equally important since they contain operating system images and boot files in most cases.

HP USB

To make an image of a USB stick is probably the best way to protect contents on the drive. You may use different ways to image HP USB according to your situation:

  • If the USB stick contains only personal files, you may make a full image first and then incremental backup image with USB automatic backup software. This is quite helpful when you plan to add or modify files regularly to USB drive at some special period, like writing thesis before graduation.

  • If the USB drive contains boot files, you may copy this USB to another USB to make duplication. All data will be transferred to the target USB directly, which ensures secure boot.

Best HP USB image utility for Windows 10/8/7

There are many USB image tools in Windows, which one is the best for your HP USB, Kingston USB or other USB devices? Following factors should be taken into consideration:

  • The USB image tool you choose should be able to make different backup images, such as full backup, incremental backup and differential backup to meet needs in various situations.

  • It should support scheduled backup like in daily, weekly, monthly mode so that the data won’t be missed if you are busy with other businesses.

  • It can manage the backup images smartly, say auto delete old and/or repeated backup images with one-time setup. This is one good strategy to save storage space.

  • The backup image of HP USB drive can be protected by password encryption.

  • It should allow you to make image backup for bootable USB drive, or to clone bootable USB flash drive to other safe devices.

All aforementioned features as well as many unlisted ones bring you the best USB image tool - AOMEI Backupper Professional. It is an all-around backup and recovery solution designed for Windows-based computers. Therefore, restoring backup images from USB drive is also available in AOMEI Backupper. In addition, you are allowed to backup HP USB flash drive to internal/external hard drive, CD/DVD and NAS/share network, etc. For advanced users, this program provides command line backup and restore function to break the tether of graphic interface. Download its free trial and learn how to image HP USB drive in the next part.

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How to image HP USB drive via AOMEI Backupper?

1. Connect the HP USB stick to any Windows-based computer. Be sure it is detected by Windows.

2. Install and start AOMEI Backupper. Choose Backup and click Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

Tip: If you want to copy HP USB to another USB directly instead of creating an image file, you can go to Clone > Disk Clone.

3. Click Add Disk to select HP USB flash drive as the source disk.

Add Disk

4. Click the second bar to select a destination location for the USB image backup. You may place the image to a hard drive or another USB drive.

Select Backup Destination

Tip: The destination hard drive should be formatted before you can write to it.

5. Set personal configurations by clicking Options, Schedule and Scheme. Then click Start Backup when you’re ready.

Start Backup

Summary

Look, it’s easy to image HP USB drive with AOMEI Backupper, isn’t it? Within several clicks, all data on USB drive has been protected quite well. Besides HP USB image tool, AOMEI Backupper is also good Kingston USB image tool. In fact, it can make an image for all brands of USB drives.

Other than imaging USB flash drive, this software supports imaging HDD, SSD, and OS to other devices. Therefore, it is not a bad choice to use AOMEI Backupper to protect your Windows. For example, you can backup Windows 10 to NAS, or image Windows Server 2012 to new hard drive with its Server edition. Just download it and enjoy now.