By AOMEI / Last Updated June 13, 2016

About SanDisk 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 files for automatic backup. Once the backup is set, it will automatically start to create a backup every time you plug in the SanDisk drive. It is convenient in some way, but there are some shortages. Even if no data has been changed since the last backup, it will continue to backup once you connect the SanDisk flash drive. This backup manager only supports Windows 7. 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.

Alternative to SanDisk Backup Manager - AOMEI Backupper

Free backup software, AOMEI Backupper Standard gives you a lot of choices while configuring auto backups. You can use it set the backup to run either at a specific time of a day/week/month or upon the different event. You can set it to automatically create a backup when at computer startup or shutdown, and you can set the backup when a user logs in or logs off. Additionally, it also gives you an option to just backup once a day, which is very thoughtful. Besides windows 7, it is fully compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10. For those who need to backup much frequently, lots of backup versions may cause you relatively much disk space of your hard drive. To handle this, the scheduled backup will be followed by incremental backups in AOMEI Backupper by default, and you can also change to differential backup considering the differences between incremental backup and differential backup. What’s more, there are many other additional backup options you can set up, like backup encryption, email notification, image compression levels.

It is meaningless if a backup cannot be easily restored. AOMEI Backupper allows you to restore when the computer fails to boot with AOMEI PXE tool or bootable media created with this freeware. Apart from file backup, you may also want to use this SanDisk backup software alternative to creating a system image backup. For system backup and disk backup, you can also restore to another computer with dissimilar hardware in the event of transferring Windows and programs to another computer.

How to use SanDisk backup standalone software alternative?

As mentioned AOMEI Backupper Standard version is a completely free backup tool. You can download it and install it, and then follow the steps below to configure multiple scheduled backups with mouse clicking.

1. At the Home screen, click “Backup”, and then you can see there are 4 types of backup that you can choose, file/folder backup, system backup, partition backup, and disk backup. Here system backup is chosen as an example.

System Backup

2. As you can see, System Backup will automatically include the system related partitions into the backup. All you need to do is to click “Step 2” to select a backup destination location to receive the backup.

Step 2

3. At the next screen, click “Schedule” to decide when and how you want to run the backup. At the pop-out window, you can click the “Advanced” tab to set the backup followed by full backup, differential backup, or incremental backup, which is the default setting.

Schedule Settings

4. Before starting the backup, you can also click “Backup Options” at the left bottom to set an email notification, encryption, compression, etc. When all is done, click “Start Backup” to finish creating this automatic backup.

Start Backup

Besides backup and recovery, this SanDisk Backup manager alternative free also allows you to clone hard drive or partitions to other storage devices to protect your data or upgrade the hard drive. If you need even more features regarding backup, you can upgrade to the Professional version for PCs or Server version for Windows Servers.