Using SyncBee to synchronize files with a USB hard drive

To avoid computer crashes and data loss, people jump on the “online backup” bandwagon to store their data to the Cloud in this data-booming era. Online backup is a good method for saving data. However, we need to be aware of problems when our data is stored in a risky remote space environment. Also note that Internet bandwidth can drastically slow down our backup time and work efficiently.


What you will learn:

• How to automatically back up your computers to a USB drive device.

• How to work your data from anywhere with a portable USB drive device.

• Why a USB device is useful in storing your data safely.


What you should know:

• Familiarity with basic use of Windows operation system




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In this article, we will introduce a USB drive device, SyncBee, with a FarStone program installed. We will demonstrate how you can easily back up, recover, or synchronize between your computer and SyncBee with a few simple clicks. You can work from office to home and bring it everywhere. SyncBee can automatically search file types or you choose your files to back up or synchronize from the computer to SyncBee. Your data-loss-prevention plan can be executed without any time-consuming procedures.



Everyone has probably faced the catastrophe when data loss occurs. The reasons can be many; accidental deletions, viruses, file corruption and etc. Backing up can make extra copies of your data for safekeeping and restoring can recover your lost and corrupted file from the backed up data. With SyncBee, you can copy your computer files and folders to the hard drive and retrieve files back with peace-of-mind. SyncBee can also facilitate your work efficiency for its synchronization. Besides, you can synchronize your office and home computers to work without interruptions. This device has intuitive features with useful advantages ..


• Back up computers to a safe personal hard drive

• Back up and synchronize multiple computers

• Plug-in and play, no installation needed, no learning curve

• Back up without interrupting your work

• Automatically search and categorize all of your personal files

• Back up open files

• No change of any registries on your system

• One-way or two-way synchronization

• Back up only changes to your files – incremental backup

• Automatically merge recovery points to save space

• Password protection

• High-speed USB 3.0 drive (USB 2.0 compatible)



It provides multi-lingual interfaces of English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, and Korean.

Interface • USB3.0 Super Speed / USB2.0 High Speed / 2.5″ SATA HDD
Drive Interface Support • USB3.0 5Gbps(≥70MB/s) USB 2.0 480Mb/s(≥30MB/s)
OS supported • Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
Power • Bus power
LED indication • USB 3.0 Orange USB2.0 Green; Access – Blinking
Accessories • USB3.0 Micro B cable
Dimension • 130.5 (W) X 78.5 (L) X 13.0 (H) mm
Certification • CE, FCC
RoHS Compliance • Yes



1.Plug SyncBee in your computer, the easy-to-use interface will show up. Or you can enter “My Computer” to find the icon of SyncBee. Double click the icon

to enter the main menu.

2.Click “Options” to set up your preference. Set up for the first time and just click “Backup Now” in the future. Choose file types to back up. You can also add types or files/folders in the right-down buttons. Click “OK” and you will go back to the main menu.

3.Click “Backup Now” and your files will be backed up. Note that SyncBee does not back up Windows files, application, and other executable files to save your time and space.

During the backup process, you can see the details of files and time. You can finish your backup with these simple clicks.



1.Click “Restore” in the main menu.

2.Because you can use SyncBee on different computers, choose one target computer to restore.

3.Select a restore point.

4.Browse files you want to restore.

5.You can restore files to the desktop, to the original location, or a new location.

Click “OK” to restore files.


1.Click “Sync Options” to set up your preference. Set up for the first time and just click “Sync Now” in the future.

1.1  The default directories for synchronization are Documents, Desktop, Favorites and Outlook files. You can unselect items or add your preferred folders.

1.2  In the up navigation bar, select “Settings.” You can decide what to do in the scenarios below.

• When there are duplicate file names found during synchronization.

• When user names of source and target are different USBs

• When a disk drive cannot be found in target USB

1.3 In the up navigation bar, select “Sync Group.” You can create a sync group to synchronize all your computers and you can keep all the files in the latest status.

2.After setting up, you go back to the main menu and click “Sync Now.” Then you can see “Two way synchronization”, “Sync to USB”, “Sync from USB.” Select one and you will finish your synchronization.


1.You can click the icon in the main menu and enter your password (at least 6 characters).

2.When you use SyncBee next time, it will request you to enter password.


There are a variety of methods to back up and synchronize your data and to keep worries of data loss at bay. You can consider backing up and synchronizing your computers to a hard drive device. However, manually store data to a hard drive could be easy but not wise enough. A good hard drive device can well organize your data and wisely bring them back when you need them. For more information, you can log on FarStone’s website and read more about the best-selling portable backup device, SyncBee.