Auto Backup to External Hard Drive

External Hard Drive Backup

Backup to external hard drive is the option among the most reliable ways to protect data against a data loss incident. External hard drive backup reduces the risk of system failures, provides cheap data storages for backup, and allows physically moving data between computers.

Whether you use devices featuring 250 GB to 3 TB of disk space, Handy Backup is there for you as the reliable external backup software that uses standard Windows drivers, providing backups to USB with no problem.

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USB Drive Startup

Auto Backup on USB Drive by Plugging

Backup tasks can be set up to start automatically when you are plugging the specified device to a USB slot on your PC, regardless of particular slot used.

Backups at Native Data Formats

Keeping Backups at Native Data Formats

You can use the backup information without restoration, as the program saves data on external storages in native formats, allowing using these data directly from backups.


Backup Compression and Encryption

Backup Compression and Encryption

Options for compressing backup data to save some storage space, and for encryption to provide the highest level of data security (military-grade protection).

Backup Scheduling

Backup Scheduling

Set backups to an external drive to happen regularly, according to time or system event schedule. You can also set up a “silent” work by starting the task as Windows service.



Recommended Solution

Handy Backup Standard

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Handy Backup Standard

The simplest edition of the external hard drive backup software. For more advanced backup tasks such as HDD image backup, you need the Professional edition.



Automating Starting a Backup Task by Plugging the USB Drive


Turning Handy Backup to an example of a perfect external hard drive backup software, the option of automated starting the backup task when a user plugs the appropriate USB backup drive into a PC is added to the functions of the software solution.

Any time you plug your external hard disk to some USB port, the task assigned to this device can be started as the planned scheduling action. The program can memorize the USB backup device you are using for a task, recognizing it regardless of exact drive letter or USB port.


How to Back up Files to an External Hard Drive


Regarding the matter of file backup to external hard drives, Handy Backup is all about the comfort of choice. If you are backing up typical data, like documents, images, or videos, there are backup presets to accomplish the task in a few clicks.

To set up an external hard drive backup task using Handy Backup, you may follow the next sequence of actions:

  1. Open Handy Backup, create a new task using Ctrl+N or menu item. Select a backup task type.
  2. Select data you plan to backup with this task;
  3. On a Step 3, choose the external hard drive as backup destination;
  4. Proceed to set up your backup task as usual. These steps are not specific to USB backup tasks;
  5. On a Step 7, mark a checkbox allowing starting the task when USB backup device is plugged in;
Starting backup when USB drive plugged

  1. Finish the task creation by naming your task.


Video Example


This tutorial will take you step-by- step through the process of auto start backup on plugging USB devise.


Note: Instructions in this video suggest that you already have Handy Backup installed on your computer. If you still haven’t done so, don’t hesitate to download it now.

After completing these actions, the task created by the sequence before will start automatically any time you will plug an external hard drive backup device to the computer. The program will remember your USB backup device, plugged to any USB slot.

Download Handy Backup

Version 7.8.7, built on 2 December, 2016
65.0 MB

Try the possibilities of backing up to external hard drives with Handy Backup, automating every step of your data-saving job!


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