Backup Hard Drives and System to DVD/CD Easily

The task of backing up hard drives and system to DVD/CD can be realized by AOMEI Backupper. All operations can be completed with jus a few clicks.


by Yuka Updated on November 1, 2022

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Why You Need to Backup to DVD/CD

Although it sounds surprising, your PC’s internal hard drive is always vulnerable to accidental crashes, which can further lead to potential data loss. This is why experts always recommend creating multiple data backups. Everyone has their own backup preferences. Some people like to back up internal disks to external hard drives, while others like to back up to cloud disks.

Backup Hard Drives and System to DVD

Nowadays, backing up to DVD/CD has become very popular because of the technology and the cheap burners. Using DVD/CD as backup storage, you can get the following benefits:

✡ Shock resistance: DVDs and CDs are shock resistant, and some hard drives are susceptible to shocks and drops. As long as you don't break the DVD, you can use it casually without worrying about damage.
✡ Waterproof: DVDs and CDs are plastic sheets, which are different from hard drives in a metal box.
✡ Optical storage: This function can prevent magnetic interference. DVDs and CDs are the safest backup storage media.
✡ Cheap: The cost of a portable external hard drive is about US$100, while a DVD or CD costs less than US$1.
✡ Anti-virus: Once you finish the recording process. Even if you put it in your computer, no virus can attack it.

In order to backup hard drives and system to DVD/CD, a powerful and reliable tool will be strongly recommended for the users.

Excellent and Reliable Tool for Backup to DVD/CD

AOMEI Backupper Professional is very easy-to-use due to its lucid and user-friendly interface, even a computer novice can make it. As a comprehensive backup tool, AOMEI possesses many advanced and specially designed features. It supports all Windows PCs, including Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7, etc. Let's have a look at its Backup function:

❀ 4 backup types: It offers you System Backup, Disk Backup, File Backup and Partition Backup. You can choose "Disk Backup" if you want to backup hard drives on your computer and choose "System Backup" to back up only OS.
❀ 3 backup methods:  It provides you with full backup, incremental backup and differential backup. The latter two ways can help to save a lot of time during the operation process.
❀ Automatic backup schedule: You can back up data for you automatically and periodically at a regular basis, such as Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, USB plug in.
❀ Diverse backup settings: This software also allows you to make comments of backups, enable email notifications and backup encryption of the backup. More important, AOMEI Backupper allows you to split large files into multiple smaller images when you copy large files to CD/DVD that beyond their limitations. 

The above is a brief introduction to the backup function of this software. You can also use its clone feature if you want to back up your hard drive and system to DVD, which can also help you copy DVD to hard drive. If you are confused about the difference between backup and clone, please refer to this article to find your answer and choose the function that works best for you to create a backup to DVD.

Backup Hard Drive to DVD with AOMEI Backupper

In this part, I will give you a graphic tutorial to show you how to backup hard drive to DVD using this powerful backup software. First, click the download button below to install it on your computer.  If you are a Windows Server user, please turn to AOMEI Backupper Server.

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  1. Launch AOMEI Backupper, navigate to Backup -> Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

  1. Click Add Disk to select the hard drive to back up. Also, you can choose to name this backup using the "Task Name" field to help you distinguish it from other backups.

Add Disk

  1. Click where the arrow points to select the DVD as the destination path to store the image file.

Selec the DVD as the Destinationq

  1. Click the Start Backup button to backup hard drive to DVD and wait for the process to complete.

Start Backup

✍ Tip: Before start, you can set some helpful feature by clicking "Options", "Schedule", "Scheme" to make this task flexible.


After reading this article, you can easily backup hard drives and system to DVD with AOMEI Backupper. With its help, you can backup your data to anywhere you want, such as external hard drives, network locations, NAS or cloud drives. Also, you can use it to create bootable media to help you successfully start your computer in the event of a system crash.

This is not only a powerful backup software, but also a reliable disk cloning software. When you want to upgrade the hard drive on your computer, you can use it to migrate your data and system without any problems.

Yuka · Editor
Yuka, our dedicated editor at AOMEI Technology, is committed to bringing you valuable insights and guidance in data protection. Her mission is to empower everyone with her knowledge in computer backup and recovery, disk cloning, file synchronization, and more. Yuka's goal is to do her best to make complex tech tasks simple and ensure that your digital world remains safe and secure.