Top 3 Methods to Backup USB to Google Drive
Wanna learn how to backup USB to Google Drive? This tutorial will show you 3 methods, and introduce a tool called CBackup to help you get more Google Drive storage space for free.
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"My last external hard drive was unfortunately lost. Recently, I bought a USB to save my important data. But I am still worried about losing again and can't find the data. Can anyone tell me how to backup USB to Google Drive?"
Nowadays, we are inseparable from all aspects of personal computers or even smartphones, the data stored on the device is increasing day by day. Whether it is a planning plan or data record at work, data saved during learning, or using the device for social or entertainment, much of the data generated is extremely important to us. USB and Cloud Storage are now two common methods for data protection and storage.
Google Drive is the most popular cloud storage service today. Because it is a cloud-based service, compared with USB, it can also share files and expand storage while saving data. For the following reasons, we may need to backup external hard drive to Google Drive:
Easy to expand storage: Once the physical hard drive such as USB is purchased, it will only have a fixed storage quota, but as data increases, this feature will trouble us. Google Drive can subscribe to different expansion plans based on the amount of data.
Data protection: Backup USB to cloud storage can avoid the problem of data inaccessibility or loss caused by USB failure and USB damage. The files backed up to Google Drive can be well protected even in the event of system, disk failure, and natural disasters.
High practicability: The cloud-based Google Drive provides many functions, such as we can access and manage our files on different devices; the file-sharing function can quickly invite others to view, comment, and edit any file or files you choose Folder to make online collaboration easy.
You may also want to back up files from USB to Google Drive for other reasons, so how to implement this operation?
This chapter will provide you with three effective ways to backup or synchronize files from USB to Google Drives.
Step 1. Connect the USB to the computer, enter drive.google.com from the browser and log in to your Google Drive account.
Step 2. Click My Drive on the main interface, and then select "Upload files..." or "Upload folder..." from the menu.
Step 3. Then a window will open, where you can browse your location to the flash drive and select the file or folder you want to upload. After completion, the process can be repeated every time a file needs to be backed up.
Google Backup and Sync is a desktop program launched by Google, this application can help us directly back up the content of the computer or external hard drive like USB to Google Drive.
Step 1. Connect USB to computer, download and install Google Backup and Sync.
Step 2. The first step after installation is to enter your Google account on the Sign in the interface and log in.
Step 3. In the next step, you can select the folder to be backed up. If you only need to back up the files on the USB, you need tick Documents. If the file contains photos and videos, you can also choose the upload quality.
Step 3. The next step will ask if you want to sync Google Drive to your computer. If you don’t want to enable it, you can uncheck "Sync My Drive to this computer".
Step 4. After completing these settings, click Start to automatically back up your USB data to Google Drive.
You can also directly backup files data from USB to Google Drive through some third-party tools. Unlike Google Backup and Sync, some third-party tools have more powerful backup functions. Here, I will use the free application - CBackup as an example to show how to backup USB to Google Drive.
Step 1. First, you need to do the preparations: connect the USB to the PC; Download, and install CBackup, create an account to login to CBackup.
Step 3. Click Backup Tasks and New Task in turn.
Step 4. Rename the Task Name to differ from others, click Add Source button to select the file that needs to be backed up to Google Drive, then click Add Destination > Single Cloud > Next > Google Drive > OK.
Step 5. If you wanna set the Google Drive schedule backup, click Settings in the lower-left corner of the interface, and set the frequency or specific time you want to automatically backup under the Scheduled Backup tab.
Step 6. Finally, click the Start Backup button to confirm.
If for some reason you need to back up Google Drive files to USB, is there any way? In fact, the above three methods can also be used to backup Google to an external hard drive；Just select "Sync My Drive to this computer" in Backup and Sync or select the Google folder as the source path and USB as the target location in CBackup.
If you are used to using Google Drive as a cloud backup tool, your Google Drive free space may not be enough to bear the amount of data that needs to be backed up in the USB. After all, a few videos can reach 15GB. If you need a solution with a more reasonable price and sufficient backup space, you can try the CBackup.
CBackup is a professional cloud backup service that focuses on PC to cloud backup, cloud to cloud backup, and cloud storage integration. You can use it to merge multiple Google Drive accounts to expand your backup space. In this way, you can merge the free storage of unlimited free cloud storage services into one huge, even unlimited online cloud backup space.
Step 1. Sign in to CBackup for free.
Step 2. Click Add Cloud to add and authorize your cloud storage account under the My Storage tab. Choose the cloud you need and click Add. Then follow the instructions to grant access to CBackup.
Step 3. Go to My Storage + > "New Storage Cloud", modify the combined cloud, and select all your cloud drive accounts you added before, click Next.
The 3 methods described above can backup USB to Google Drive, you can choose the most suitable according to your situation. And you can backup Google Drive to USB in a similar way. Besides, if you need a more professional hard drive cloud backup method and a larger backup space, don't forget to use CBackup, it will protect your data in the most reliable way.