How to Sync SD Card to Google Drive [2 Efficient Ways]

This tutorial will show you how to sync SD card to Google Drive in 2 different efficient ways. Besides, 2 tips to back up SD cards are also introduced.


by Zoey Lasted Updated February 3, 2023

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How do I transfer from my SD card to my Google Drive? Need help please, thank you. I'm trying to get my SD files moved to my Google Drive on my computer. I just need more space. Thanks.

SD card is a kind of traditional storage device, which is widely used to save files and data. However, with the development of the Internet and digital technology, SD cards cannot meet your need sometimes. For many reasons such as larger storage space, sharing feature, easy access, you want to sync SD card to cloud.

Backup Sd Card To Cloud

Among all cloud services in the market, Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud drives. Providing 15GB free cloud storage for each account, Google Drive is a nice choice for you. It allows you to sync data from any location to Google Drive like syncing local drive to Google Drive, or syncing external hard drive to Google Drive. Then, how to sync SD card to Google Drive? Continue reading and you can get a satisfying answer then.

2 ways to sync SD card to Google Drive

Generally, there are 2 different ways to upload SD card to Google Drive: using an official desktop client, or using professional cloud sync software to perform sync tasks. After knowing detailed introductions of them, you can pick the more suitable one for your SD card data.

Way 1. Sync SD card to Google Drive with an official client

The first way is to use an official desktop client called Drive for Desktop provided by Google Drive. With it, you can upload SD card to Google Drive directly on desktop. To get such an official desktop client and use it, please follow the guideline below:

1. Now, download Drive for Desktop on your computer. And please connect your SD card to the computer properly.

2. Run the Drive for Desktop client, then press Sign in with browser to sign into your Google account.

Drive For Desktop Sign In With Browser1

3. In the Google Drive Notifications section, please click on the Add device button.

Add Device

4. Choose Back up to Google Drive and click on Save.

Backup Iphone To Google Drive

Now, your files on SD card will be uploaded to Google Drive automatically.

Tip: If you do not want to sync SD card to Google Drive automatically once your SD card connect to computer, how to move files from SD card to Google Drive? You can drag and drop SD card files to the Google Drive disk manually.

Google Drive Disk

Way 2. Sync SD card to Google Drive in a flexible way

There is also a more flexible method - using an easy cloud service called CBackup. It allows you to sync SD card to Google Drive and many other mainstream clouds on Windows computers easily.

With CBackup, you can let Google Drive sync folder, files, hard drives, SD card, programs, and even the entire computer. In addition to Google Drive, many other cloud drives supported as well, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.

To make the sync easier and more flexible, you can use the Scheduler feature for free. There are 4 time modes for you and CBackup will perform auto sync files or auto sync folder to Google Drive.

To sync SD card to Google Drive without any effort, please try CBackup and it will make you satisfied:

1. Download and install the CBackup desktop client on your computer. Sign up for an account and launch it to log into your account.

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2. In CBackup, click on Storage. Choose Google Drive > Authorize Now. Please follow the step-by-step instructions to let CBackup access your Google Drive account.

Select Google Drive

3. Click on the Sync tab on the left menu, and choose Sync PC to Public Cloud to create a new sync task.

Choose Pc To Public Cloud

4. Choose SD card or files from SD card as the sync source. Then choose a folder in the Google Drive account you just added as the sync destination.

Start Sync To Google Drive

5. To make the sync task regular and automatic, you can click the Settings button on the left bottom to configure the Scheduler feature for free. Then, press the Start Sync button to begin the sync SD card to Google Drive regularly and automatically at once.

Sync Scheduler

Note: There are some other shining points in CBackup as well. You can try them when you need more professional backup and sync features.
Combine cloud storage: When you do not have enough Google Drive cloud storage for SD card data, you can use this feature to merge unlimited cloud drive accounts to increase Google Drive storage for free.
Cloud to cloud backup/sync: With this feature, you can backup or move your files between any two cloud drive accounts in CBackup directly, making your file sharing more convenient.

Bonus tips: how to back up SD card to Google Drive

In addition to Google Drive one-way sync, you may need to create a backup of your SD card for better protection. Once your SD card data get lost or deleted, a cloud backup can save all versions of your SD card data so that you can get your data back from any version quickly and easily.

Tip 1. Backup SD card to Google Drive on computer

If you want to backup SD card to Google Drive, the reliable cloud service CBackup can help you as well. Just follow the simple guideline to how to back up SD card to Google Drive:

1. After adding Google Drive account to CBackup, click on the Backup button and choose Backup PC to Public Cloud.

Create Task

2. Choose data from your SD card as the backup source, or choose the entire SD card. Select the Google Drive account you just added to CBackup as the backup destination.

Add Destination

3. After the above, just click the Start Backup button to backup SD card to Google Drive with the easy SD card backup software.

Start Backup

Tip 2. Backup SD card to Google Drive on phone

If you need to backup SD card from phone to Google Drive, please refer to this tip:

1. Download the Google Drive app on your phone first. Then run it and log into your account.

Android Google Drive

2. Tap the folder icon to choose a folder that represents SD card data.

Android Open Folder

3. Then tap the plus icon > Upload. Choose data from your SD card and click on Done to upload files from SD card to Google Drive.

Android New Upload

To sum up

Now you have learned how to sync SD card to Google Drive. After comparing the two methods, you can make your own decision. If you need a flexible and easy solution, you can try the free cloud service CBackup directly.

Zoey · Editor
Zoey works as an English editor of CBackup. She provides tech information about cloud backup, cloud sync and some other cloud services as well. She hopes that her articles will be greatly helpful for users. She is fond of music, film, and photography.

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