Reliable Toshiba Storage Backup Software
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Data safety of hard drive means a lot. If you are not accustomed to using Toshiba Storage Backup Software and want a daily backup solution for hard drive backup, external hard drive backup, SSD backup, SD backup and USB backup, we recommend using the free Toshiba storage backup software – MiniTool ShadowMaker.
MiniTool ShadowMaker is free yet professional Toshiba backup software works for Windows 10/8.1/8/7 all editions. By now it can be used to make a system backup and disk backup. Besides, to save storage space, it adopts incremental backup by default (read 3 Types of Backup: Full, Incremental, Differential to know their differences). What’s more, it brings a free automatic backup plan. To back up Toshiba hard dirve, download its Free Edition by clicking the button below:
After installing MiniTool ShadowMaker Free, connect Toshiba hard drive to your PC, launch this free backup software and follow the guidance below to back up external hard drive:
Step 1. Click “Connect” under the Local tab. For remote control, get the free Beta Edition
Step 2. Then you get the main interface. Navigate to the Backup tab where you need to choose the backup source and backup destination.
1) Choose source disk:
As you can see from the above picture, the system required partitions are selected by default for a system backup. To back up Toshiba external hard drive, enter Source tab, drop down the disk list to choose Toshiba external hard drive as the source disk and check all partitions that need data protection from the partition list. Then click “Finish” to go back to the Backup page.
2) Choose destination path:
Similarly, enter Destination tab and choose a safe location as the destination. Note that the destination path should be different from any partition located on the source drive and should have enough free space to save disk backup image. Then click “OK” to go back to the Backup tab.
1) Set backup schedule:
if you have an urgent need for frequent backup, click “Schedule” to set a daily/weekly/monthly backup. To back up on event, get the free Beta Edition
2) Set backup options:
how do you want MiniTool ShadowMaker Free to back up external hard drive? Do you like to compress the image file? Do you want password protection? Go to “Options” and customize your backup.
Step 3. After all preparatory jobs for Toshiba external hard drive backup, click “Back up Now” on the Backup tab. Then you will be led to the Manage tab where you can view the backup progress. When the backup is finished, exit MiniTool ShadowMaker Free and safely remove Toshiba hard drive.
how to perform disk image restoration when there is a need? Read this chapter of MiniTool ShadowMaker user manual: How to Restore Disk
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In addition to creating a disk image backup, this Toshiba storage backup software offers another way to back up Toshiba Canvio Advance, that is to clone the whole external hard drive through sector-by-sector coping method. The advantage of choosing this option is to avoid the time-consuming restoration process. However, this backup project should take more disk space and backup schedule is not supported. Different people hold different opinions. If you are interested, you just keep reading.
Simple operating instructions are shown as follows:
Step 1. Run MiniTool Shadowmaker to the main interface and navigate to Tools tab. Then click “Clone Disk”.
Step 2. In the next interface, select the source disk to copy and then appoint the target disk. After the selection, click “OK”.
Word of warning: the whole target disk will be cleaned and rewritten during the cloning process. So please make sure it is ready for the copy.
Step 3. You will see a brief summary of the copying process including the source disk, destination disk, elapsed copy time and remaining copy time. When the disk cloning operation is completed successfully, click “Finish”.
Tip: you are allowed to check “shut down the computer when the operation is completed” during the copy process if you will leave before the operation is finished.
Step 3. Finally, you receive a long information. Simply put, you need to shut down PC and then remove Toshiba hard drive.
Very easy to operate, right? If you think highly of this free Toshiba backup software, share it with your friends!