There are many ways to backup your computer. Some are easy, others are complex. Some will backup your whole computer, others will backup only your data. You have to decide which option is best for you.
In this scenario, you can backup your data buy purchasing an external USB drive and using the manufacturer’s backup software, saving you a bit of money.
First purchase the hardware. A tip is to make sure you buy the exact model that is supported by the WD Discovery software and WD Backup software. Visit the following official Western Digital page:
Then scroll down the page to “Models” and copy and paste one of the models into Google or Amazon. These are the latest and best models.
Most individuals and small business will need the 1TB or 2TB capacity model.
Install WD Backup
Once you have the hardware, use the included software to install WD Discovery and WD Backup software.
As an alternative, the link below will walk you through how to install the WD Backup software.
Note: The WD Cloud Service will backup your files online as well. This isn’t required and you can skip for now. Even so, it can at times be helpful to have an online backup of your files. This is up to you of course.
Make a Backup
Take a few minutes and setup your first backup. This will also allow you to create a schedule (if desired) that will perform automatic backups.
Once you have setup your first backup in the software, give it some time to perform the actual backup. Congratulations!