Seagate DiscWizard is a free software for Seagate and Maxtor hard drive to protect your critical data, which provides you to backup entire disc drive or individual partitions (sector by sector backup), including operating system and programs, configuration files, software settings, personal settings and data; clone hard drive to another one; recovery from a disaster, etc. If you backup data with Seagate DiscWizard, you will get a .tib format image backup file. If you buy a new 3TB or 4TB large hard drive (larger than 2TB), the Seagate DiscWizard will help you to migrate operating system to this larger drive.
How to use Seagate discwizard in Windows 10/8/7?
Generally speaking, you can create an image backup for your entire hard drive in Seagate DiscWizard with the following text:
1. Choose Backup option in main window after running DiscWizard.
2. Select Add Backup -> Create new backup.
3. Press Select destination to save the image backup file, click OK.
The default backup task is intended to backup entire hard drive weekly.
If you do not want to schedule the backup, click Options to change it.
4. Click on Backup Now to start backup Seagate or Maxtor hard drive.
Note: The Seagate DiscWizard image backup file will be saved in the Seagate Backups folder in your destination location.
Besides, you could also create a Seagate bootable Rescue media (choose one of them as destination: CD/DVD, USB flash drive, ISO image file, WIM image file) just in case.
Seagate DiscWizard's Problems
However, there are some shortcomings of Seagate DiscWizard that you should be aware that:
The image backup file only can be restored to the exact same computer and could not restore to other locations.
The Seagate DiscWizard software only supports Seagate and Maxtor hard drive, not all brands drives.
This software supports only backup partitions and disks.
Sometimes, you might find a corrupted Seagate DiscWizard image backup file due to some reasons when you trying to restore data. So, you could not fix corrupted data. or other error like Seagate DiscWizard not cloning problem, etc.
More powerful way to create Seagate image backup file
Compared with Seagate DiscWizard, the best free Seagate image backup software - AOMEI Backupper will give you more convenience at the backup, clone and restore aspects. AOMEI Backupper supports all brands hard drives and Solid State Drives (SSDs), including Seagate, Toshiba, LaCie, Western Digital, ADATA, Samsung, SanDisk, Kingston, etc. And the most important thing is that you could backup operating system, disks, and partitions; sync files and restore Seagate backup image file to other locations, etc. This freeware applied to Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. AOMEI Backupper will backup Seagate hard drives or SSDs easily, please refer to this:
Before backing up, please download the best free Seagate backup software.
1. Execute the program after installing, choose Backup -> Disk Backup at the first window.
2. Add Seagate disk by clicking "Add Disk". Input a Task Name for your Seagate hard drive or SSD.
3. Select the destination disk to hold all of the data from the Seagate HDD or SSD.
Tip: You could choose local disk, external drive, CD/DVD, USB flash drive, Network share, NAS, or cloud drive as the destination. Please ensure the destination could save all the data from Seagate hard drive.
4. Click Start Backup to create a Seagate image backup file (an .adi file).
Backup Options: You could do a lot of operations for the backup image file, including comments, compress, split image file, use VSS to backup, etc.
Schedule: allows you to set up a task running daily/weekly/monthly/event trigger.
Scheme: allows you to enable disk space management.
After the backup task finished, you might need to restore it in the future, follow the steps below:
1. Click Restore and Select Task to to find your image.
2. Choose the backup image, and hit Next.
3. Tick "Restore this system backup" and click Next.
4. click "Start Restore".
Tip: Except for restoring data to identical location, you are allowed to restore to dissimilar hardware computer via AOMEI Backupper Professional.
Besides, the Professional edition has the ability to create full backup, incremental and differential backup, automatic backup, sector-by-sector backup, command line backup, etc. It not only backup basic hard disk but also backup dynamic disks and volumes. For Server usage, you could try AOMEI Backupper Server or Technician Plus.