Best Free Toshiba Hard Drive Backup Software

We all know that finding a good Toshiba hard drive backup software is very important. It makes the backup task simple and efficient. Click to learn more about backup software and its use steps.


by Delia Updated on October 18, 2022

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Need Toshiba hard drive backup software

Toshiba, as a well-known brand, its hard drives are used by many people. As we all know, the longer the computer is used, the more data and information it may store. But too much data and information stored in our Toshiba hard drives may slow down our computer's speed, and our Toshiba hard drive is easy to crash.

So, in our life, we need to back up our Toshiba hard drives regularly to prevent data loss after a hard drive problem occurs. And someone may back up data and information from Toshiba hard drive to Toshiba external hard drive.

Toshiba Hard Drive Backup Software

Choosing a good Toshiba hard drive backup software is important

Toshiba hard drives are widely used, so we may often see some people looking for Toshiba hard drive backup software or Toshiba external hard drive backup software on the Internet. The download links are also everywhere, but how to chooose a Toshiba backup software is worth considering.  

A good backup software should be safe and efficient like AOMEI Backupper. It provides different users with different version, Standard and Professional for personal while Workstation, Server, Techncian and TehcPlus for business. For more info, see the edition comparison page.
The free version - AOMEI Backupper Standard is good for many users. With it, you can backup Toshiba hard drive, whether it's a system disk or external disk for data storage. And it also supports backing up system, partition and individual files based on your needs.
And it still supports schedule backup and incremental backup, which allows you to run this task automatically and backup only changed files. This greatly saves backup time and disk space, and you don't need to worry about data loss due to forgetting backup.
Besides, it still support other useful features, such as, Create Bootable Media. With it, you can create bootable USB or CD/DVD to boot computer and perform offline disk restore when it fails.

Furthermore, this software can be downloaded for free and there are some other functions besides backup, such as sync, restore and clone. The Clone feature is a simplied version of Backup and Restore, you can directly use the cloned drive without restoring. It is more applicable to disk upgrade or replacement. For detailed steps,  see: clone Toshiba hard drive to SSD.

How to use Toshiba hard drive backup software 

Before using Toshiba hard drive backup software, you need to download this software and install it on your computer. For server users, try AOMEI Backupper Server

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Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Under the "Backup" tab, select the "Disk Backup" option. 

Disk Backup

Step 2. At this window, add the Toshiba disk you want to back up. Click Add Disk, select the disk you want to backup and click Add. For multiple disks, please repeat these steps. 

Add Disk

Step 3. Click to select Toshiba external hard drive as destination path to store the image file. Click "Start Backup" to carry out and wait until the operation is complete.

Select Backup Destination

Note: when we use Toshiba external hard drives as backup drive, we may also encounter some situations, for example, the external hard drive is unrecognizable, or it is damaged, therefore, after we store important information on Toshiba external hard drive, we also need to do external hard drive backup timely.

This only backup items on the Toshiba disk when you backed it up, not including changes made later. To keep all changes made later, you need to set Schedule Backup and image SSD automatically. You can choose among Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event trigger, and USB Plug in. The last two premium features are available on the professional version.

Schedule Backup

By default this software will create one full backup and 6 incremental backup if you set a scheduled backup task. This may result in backup disk full issue in the long run, thus it's suggested to enable Backup Scheme and delete backup file automatically. You have 3 options, By quantity,  By time, By daily/weekly/monthly. You need to upgrade now (5% off for one computer) before using it. 

Enable Automatic Backup Cleanup

And the incremental backup has high requirement for recovery while differential backup is much easier. For differences between them, learn my previous article: Incremental or Differential Backup.

Besides, you still can enable email notification after the task finished. Comment, split, compress the backup image, or select a backup mode, etc. 

AOMEI Email SMS Notification Settings

Now, you can feel free to do your own things, this software will create disk backup for Toshiba and be sure there is always enough space to store new backups. And you don't need to worry about computer failure and data loss due to many reasons.

What if Toshiba external hard drive not recognized?

For Toshiba external hard drive not recognized, there are some solutions that you can try.

Solution 1: Check USB Port. We can connect Toshiba external hard drive with a new USB port to see whether works or not.

Solution 2: Check out whether the drive is damaged. You can connect the drive to another computer and boot it to see if the drive can be used normally. If it still cannot be recognized on another device, you'll need to take it to for reparation in the hard drive repair center.

Solution3: Check & Fix the Drive in Disk Management.

Sometimes, an external hard drive not showing in Windows Explorer could appear in Disk Management. How to open Disk Management: Press Windows + X keys. Then click on Disk Management option from the pop-up menu.


In conclusion, choosing a good Toshiba hard drive backup software is essential for all of us, only in this way, can we make sure that our important data will not lose. Note a single backup will not backup everything currently on the disk, if you are using it for data storage or other purposes, it's suggested to schedule backup it to keep all the changes made later.

If you think making a full copy every time is time-consume and wastes disk space, you can choose to backup only changed files with Incremental or Differential Backup. Also, deleting old backup automatically is a worth-trying option to free up disk space and make sure your disk always have enough space. All-in-all, it's a helpful software for data protection, just try it yourself. 

Delia · Editor
Delia owns extensive experience in writing technology-related blog posts, and has been a part of AOMEI since 2020 to provide expertise in data security and disaster recovery. She works with Windows operating systems, SQL databases, and virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V, specializing in troubleshooting and advising on data protection and migration.