Backup software bundled with Seagate and Maxtor external drives such as Seagate GoFlex, FreeAgent, Maxtor OneTouch, and Seagate pushbutton external hard drives can help you create a backup of the data of your computer.
This article will detail a few alternatives that can be used with any Seagate or Maxtor external drive.
Seagate DiscWizard can be used to create a complete image backup of your files or clone the entire disk.
It also comes with an image restore feature and the capability of creating bootable restore media. You can create entire system images or logical drives. You can then restore the entire image or individual files or folders from the image backup. You may download DiscWizard here and see instructions on its use at Document ID: 200839.
Use Drag-and-Drop or Copy-and-Paste.
The Microsoft backup utility available in Windows 7, XP, and Vista. For more information on copy-and-paste, Drag-and-drop, and the Microsoft Backup utility you can refer to the Microsoft Support article on the topic.
Seagate does not provide support for the Microsoft backup utility.
Third party backup software programs are available at computer shops and on the Internet. Such software will usually work with Seagate and Maxtor drives.
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