Western Digital is one of the most popular hard drive manufacturers, and produces hard drives (includes HDDs and SSDs) for laptop and desktop PCs to save data. These hard drives or external hard drives contain My Passport, My Book, WD TV, My Cloud, Elements, ShareSpace, etc. In order to backup your Western Digital Elements hard drive, we will walk you through the solutions to help you out.
WD Backup Software
As far as I know, the Western Digital offers different series of hard drive with different WD drive utilities to backup hard drive.
For My Cloud drives, the WD SmartWare backup software is available.
For My Book or My Passport drives, the WD Anywhere, WD SmartWare backup software or the third party backup tool that you can use.
For WD TV drives, you could backup data to a NAS included in that drive.
For WD Elements hard drives (WD Elements Portable/Desktop/SE), there is no any backup software comes with hard drive.
Therefore, if you are planning to backup a WD Elements drive, you might turn to other backup software for help.
WD Elements Backup Software Comparison
There are several backup solutions that you might pick to backup WD Elements drives. Windows built-in backup software like File History (Windows 8.1, 10), Windows Backup and Restore (Windows 7, 8.1, 10), and the free WD backup software - AOMEI Backupper will do you a big favor. But, there are some differences according to the following Windows backup software comparison form:
Windows Backup and Restore
AOMEI Backupper Standard
Local or External Hard Drive
Local or External Hard Drive
Local or External Hard Drive, Network/NAS, Cloud
Windows Backup Software Comparison
Best Free Western Digital Elements Backup Software
According to this chart, AOMEI Backupper Standard is more powerful and comprehensive to backup and restore data in Windows 10/88.1/8/7/Vista/XP:
It allows you to perform File, disk, system backup, and restore them to identify location;
It’s capable of restoring individual files if required while the Backup and Restore could not do that.
Create WD Elements automatic backup or sync task in Daily, Weekly, or Monthly mode to keep your data safe.
Full backup, incremental backup and differential backup supportted as well.
Thus, to backup WD Elements drives, we will show you how the AOMEI Backupper Standard works in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10.
Easy Guide to Backup WD Elements Hard Drives Automatically
First of all, please download the best free WD Elements backup software – AOMEI Backupper Standard, prepare an external hard drive to save all the data from WD Elements hard drive and connect it to your computer.
Then use the backup software for WD Elements to backup WD Elements hard drives automatically, the detailed steps listed below:
1. On the main console, choose Backup -> Disk Backup.
2. Click + Add Disk to Choose the WD Elements HDD as the source disk. Modify the Task Name if need be.
3. Select the external hard disk to save all the data from WD Elements hard drives.
4. Tap Schedule, and choose a mode: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, USB plug in in General tab, and choose Incremental Backup in Advanced tab, and hit OK.
5. Click Start Backup to backup WD Elements hard disk automatically in Windows 10/8/7.
All the above steps could be used to backup data to WD Elements hard drive as well. This free WD Elements backup software support all brands of HDDs and SSDs, like Toshiba, Samsung, HP, ADATA, Maxtor, Kingston, HITACHI, Seagate, etc.
After a while, the WD Elements drive will be backed up safely. You have to keep the external hard drive carefully. In some day, you might use the backup image file to restore your hard drive and all the data.
In some cases, you will want to backup external hard drive to another external hard drive, or backup SD card, USB flash drive, CF card, SSD to other location, this freeware will help a lot.
As the best free WD Elements backup software for Windows PCs, AOMEI Backupper Standard provides you many other powerful features to protect your operating system, like partition backup, sector-by-sector backup, create WinPE bootable media, file sync, etc.
AOMEI Backupper Professional offers you command line backup tool, real-time sync, two-way sync, mirror sync, restore to dissimilar hardware computer, etc to protect your data easily.
If you would like to create, manage, monitor the backups for all clients within the same LAN in your company, please try AOMEI Centralized Backupper.