at Lily / Last update July 1, 2021

About SanDisk Backup and Backup Manager

Those who purchase a SanDisk Cruzer or Ultra Backup flash drive may notice a software installation package, which is SanDisk Backup software. You can easily include data (documents, presentations, photos, music, video files, etc.) for automatic backup using this software.

Although SanDisk Backup does not require installation on your computer, it requires SanDisk Backup Manager to be installed on your computer to ensure continuous backups of your important data. Once a backup is set, it will automatically start every time you plug in the SanDisk drive.

Sandisk Backup Manager

SanDisk Backup is convenient in some way, but there are some shortages.

  • Even if no data have been changed since the last backup, it will continue to backup once you connect the SanDisk flash drive.

  • It only allows you to do file backup, no system backup or disk backup.

  • This backup manager only supports Windows 7/Vista/XP.

Therefore, if you need a more flexible way to create automatic backups with the support of Windows 10/8/7, you need to find a SanDisk Backup Manager alternative free software.

Free alternative to SanDisk Backup Manager - AOMEI Backupper

Free backup software, AOMEI Backupper Standard, gives you a lot of choices while configuring auto backups.

  • Apart from file backup, you may use this SanDisk backup software alternative to create a system image backup. You can also create a disk image or partition image.

  • You are allowed to set a backup to run at a specific time of a day/week/month. If your data are changed frequently, you may choose to backup once a day.

  • As lots of backup versions may take you relatively much disk space, the scheduled backup will be followed by incremental backups in AOMEI Backupper by default.

  • There are many other additional backup options you can set up, like email notification and image compression level.

  • Besides Windows 7, it is fully compatible with Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

It is meaningless if a backup cannot be easily restored. AOMEI Backupper allows you to restore when the computer fails to boot with bootable media created with this freeware. Wanna have a try? Download and install AOMEI Backupper on your computer immediately!

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How to use SanDisk Backup standalone software alternative?

As mentioned above, AOMEI Backupper Standard version is a completely free backup tool. The concise interface makes the backup operations pretty simple. Follow the steps below to configure a scheduled backup to a SanDisk USB drive with mouse clicking.

Step 1. Connect your SanDisk flash drive to your computer and affirm it is detected.

Step 2. Run AOMEI Backupper, click Backup, and then you can see there are 4 types of backup that you can choose, File Backup, System Backup, Partition Backup, and Disk Backup. Here System Backup is chosen as an example.

System Backup

Step 3. As you can see, System Backup will automatically include the system related partitions into the backup. All you need to do is to click the second bar and select the SanDisk drive as the destination path to receive the backup.

Select Destination

Step 4. To perform auto backup, click Schedule to decide when and how you want to run the backup. At the pop-out window, you can choose an appropriate backup frequency under the General tab. 

Schedule Settings General

Click the Advanced tab to set the backup followed by full backup, incremental backup (default), or differential backup (paid).

Schedule Settings Advanced

Tip: You may upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional to enjoy the “Event triggers” and “USB plug in” schedule modes. With “Event triggers”, you can run a backup automatically at computer startup or shutdown, or when a user logs in or logs off.

Step 5. Before starting the backup, you can also click Options at the left bottom to set an email notification, image compression or splitting, etc. When all is done, click Start Backup > Add the schedule and start backup now to run your first backup.

Start Backup Now

Step 6. Click Finish when the backup operation is complete. Keep your SanDisk drive connected for continuous backup or reconnect it before next backup.

System Backup Complete

Verdict

AOMEI Backupper is the best SanDisk Backup Manager alternative for free. It overmatches SanDisk Backup Manager for it supports not only file backup but also system backup and disk/partition backup. What’s more, it is compatible with Windows 10/8/7.

Besides backup and recovery, AOMEI Backupper allows you to clone hard drives or partitions to other storage devices to protect your data or upgrade the hard drive. If you need even more features regarding backup and clone, you can upgrade to the Professional version for PCs or Server version for Windows Servers.