By AOMEI / Last Updated February 10, 2017

A comparison

Samsung Auto Backup is a freeware HDD backup app filed under hard drive software and made available by Samsung for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. It allows real-time mode or schedule mode backups but only for folder. If you want to backup disk or backup system to external hard drive, you should turn to another third party freeware like AOMEI Backupper.

  • Samsung Auto Backup

While using Samsung Auto Backup to backup folder, File Filter defines the file types to back up or exclude from the backup and types are categorized in six groups including Office File, Document File, Photo and Picture File, Movie/Music/video Files, and Compressed Files. Therefore you can Backup Groups of Files as you wish. Or you have another choice to Backup Types of Files by extension. Of course, real-time or schedule mode is available for Samsung auto backup.

  • AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is a professional software allowing to backup files/folder/system/disk/partition as well as clone and restore for all Windows editions and supporting most devices like SSD, HDD, CD/DVDs, USB, NAS, some clouds, etc. For sure, you can use it to auto backup to Samsung external hard drive at a time of day/week/month, or auto sync files to external hard drive, or set an auto backup as event-trigger.

How to auto backup to Samsung external hard drive?

Since you have bought a Samsung HDD for disk replacement or data backup, knowing the limitation of Samsung Auto Backup and how powerful AOMEI Backupper is, now we prefer to take an example of how to auto backup whole disk to Samsung external hard drive via free AOMEI Backupper. Before doing this, make sure your Samsung HDD is connected to PC.

1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard.

2. Select “Disk Backup” under “Backup” tab.

Disk Backup

3. Choose your old disk in “Step1” and Samsung HDD in “Step2”.


Click “Schedule” for Samsung auto backup. Under “General” tab, you can set an exact time of day/week/month to backup automatically and regularly, or real-time, event-trigger backup. Besides, “Advance” is optional to choose full/incremental/differential backup.



  • “Backup Options” offers several options including encryption, email notification, compression, splitting, intelligent sector backup, sector by sector backup, etc.
  • Scheme” is available after upgrading to AOMEI Backupper Professional, and this is to enable disk space management.

With initial interface, you can easily use AOMEI Backupper for Samsung auto backup in Windows10/8/7. In addition, if upgrading disk is the purpose, sector by sector clone via AOMEI will be a better and more direct method.