By Delia / Last update December 8, 2016

What is WD Smart Software?

WD is the abbreviation of Western Digital and WD Smart Software is a program to manage data backups from a computer to an external hard drive. It works like a control center controlling how and when to do backup for WD external hard drives. You can set it to run a backup on a continuous basis, allowing real-time updating of files. As long as you back data up, it’s possible to restore if they are accidentally lost. But since Windows 10 was released, quite a few users reported this tool not compatible with Windows 10 system, even months later! In fact, there also exists other limitations of WD SmartWare.

4 main limitations of WD SmartWare

  • WD Smatware Software doesn’t support Windows 10 even now.
  • It only takes a file by file copy but not programs or Windows operating system.
  • You’re not able to back up files which are in use.
  • Backing up large files consumes massive CPU resources so that your computer will become very slow. It is much worse with some larger files not backed up.

Thus, if you are searching a backup software that can realize not only file backup but also system backup and disk backup, try AOMEI Backupper.

WD SmartWare alternative -- free AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Standard version is an all-in-one backup and recovery software. It’s handy to operate even for a computer noob. Compared with WD SmartWare,

  • AOMEI Backupper applies to Windows 10/8/7 as well as XP/Vista.
  • Apart from file backup, it allows you to do system or disk clone/backup.
  • There’s no problem of backing up files in use.
  • AOMEI can deal with large files well, too.

Here gives an example of system backup.

Step 1: Install and launch AOMEI Backupper.

Step 2: Select System Backup.

System Backup

Step 3: System will be chosen automatically. You just need decide a destination path then click StartBackupto operate.

Backup Options

Tips: The destination can be local disks, external hard drives, removable USB flash drives or NAS. Besides, you are capable to set Backup Options and Schedule based on your demands. Generally speaking, AOMEI Backupper makes backup a breeze. Almost all tasks could be completed just by a few of clicks. By the way, more advanced features can be found in AOMEI Backupper Professional version.