By Teresa / Last Updated January 9, 2020

Is Lexar JumpDrive Tough Any Good?

USB drives can be very helpful in transferring files and storing data in people’s daily computing, so does to Lexar USB sticks. Therein, Lexar JumpDrive Tough is a newly released product that is aimed to provide high-performance for its users. This USB drive has a USB 3.1 interface for faster speeds and up to 128GB capacity. It is being able to take a beating and also provides a level of security. In general, Lexar JumpDrive Tough has following advantages when comparing to other Lexar JumpDrive USB sticks.

  • Outstanding capability to tough conditions – impact/pressure, weather and water.

  • Fast read (up to 150 MB/s) and write (up to 60 MB/s) speed. One can transfer a 2 GB or 3 GB HD video in 1 minute.

  • EncryptStick™ Lite software is included, which is an advanced security solution with 256-bit AES encryption to help protect your essential files against corruption, loss, and deletion.

  • It is compatible with both Windows and Mac systems.

  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices are supported as well.

Lexar JumpDrive Tough

Why Backup Windows 10 to Lexar JumpDrive Tough?

Copying operating system to USB drive actually is very useful in protecting system at a low cost. To be specific, backup system to local disk is risky since you may lose the backup image when the hard drive fails. Under such condition, purchasing an external or removable device can solve this problem. However, among these devices, USB drive is the most suitable one for normal backup budget. Absolutely, backup system to NAS or Cloud storage, for example, backup Windows 7 computer to WD NAS, is also a way out.

What’s more, as covered before, with so many high technologies on Lexar JumpDrive Tough, why don’t we choose it as the backup storage? JumpDrive Tough has capacities from 32GB to 128GB. For storing a system backup image of Windows 10, 32GB is large enough. Besides, it has 256-bit AES encryption, no need to worry about the loss and deletion.

How to Backup Windows 10 to Lexar USB Drive?

Windows 10 keeps the backup utility of Windows 7. You can find this utility by typing “Backup and Restore (Windows 7)” in the search box. However, it does not support backup system image to USB flash drive. If you insist on doing this, you are likely to get the warning: the drive is not a valid backup location after you selected the Lexar JumpDrive Tough. Well, don’t worry. You can still copy Windows 10 to JumpDrive Tough with the help of third-party software.

AOMEI Backupper Professional is reliable and powerful backup software that allows you to backup Windows 10, 7, 8, Vista even XP system to USB flash drive. This program provides incremental, differential and full backup in daily, weekly, monthly and event-trigger backup schedule. In addition, you can password protect the backup images to prevent them from unauthorized access. Moreover, this software offers backup storage management which will automatically delete old backups to save backup space. Now download its free trial to have a try.

Steps to Backup Windows 10 to Lexar JumpDrive Tough

Note: Please format the JumpDrive Tough first with Lexar USB format tool if it is new. Otherwise, you cannot use it as the destination backup path.

1. Insert the Lexar USB drive to your PC and make sure it is detected. Install and start AOMEI Backupper.

2. At the main console, go Backup > System Backup.

System Backup

3. As you can see, the system and its related drive are selected by default. Select the Lexar USB drive as the destination path.

Select Backup Destination

4. Click Start Backup to begin.


  • *Options: you can set Compression, Splitting, Password Protection etc. in this option.

  • *Schedule: you can set to backup in Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event-trigger modes and many other settings here.

  • *Scheme: a great backup storage manager which allows you to delete old backups automatically.

Is it quite easy to backup Windows 10 to Lexar JumpDrive Tough? In fact, with the help of AOMEI Backupper, you can solve many other practical issues as well. For example, if you have created a bootable USB stick, you can clone bootable USB drive to hard drive or to another USB drive to make one more copy. As a backup utility, AOMEI Backupper is also a HP USB image tool. Furthermore, when you want to do a hard drive upgrading, this software is of great help in disk cloning. You can get more information in switching hard drive to SSD.