How to Copy DVD to External Hard Drive (Not Rip)

By Karen Nelson Last updated : February 03, 2021

Have you ever troubled with too many DVD collections and have no space to store? Have you ever puzzled when you are finding the desired DVD from your DVD mountains? If you are a DVD collectors, I beg you do have. Well, why not consider to copy DVD to hard drive to save your space and make them easy to manage? Hard drive now has a large space to save files and provides you a platform to sort out your DVD files. All you need to do is to get a professional DVD Copy software to help you copy DVD to hard drive without effort.

Best Tool to Copy DVD to External Hard Drive - VideoSolo DVD Copy

To put the DVD into hard drive, you need to copy DVD to the form of ISO image file, DVD folder or you can just rip DVD to hard drive with digital video formats. Here, we will focus on how to copy DVD to ISO image/DVD folder for saving in hard drive.

As most of DVD movie disc are encrypted, so we need to take advantage of a third-party tool - VideoSolo DVD Copy to decrypt and copy DVD disc with 1:1 original quality. It can:

• Copy DVD to DVD folder/ISO files without quality loss;

• Back up DVD movie to another blank DVD disc;

• Choose DVD copy modes from Full Movie, Main Movie or Customize as you like;

• Set "Copy Numbers" to make multiple copies at one time.


Below is the step-by-step guidance on how to copy DVD to external hard drive, please read in details.

# Step 1. Load DVD Source

Download and install the software on you computer and lauch the VideoSolo DVD Copy. Insert the DVD disc to your computer then the DVD Copy will prompt you to load the DVD into this program. Or you can go to "File" and "Select Source" to import your DVD.

Load DVD Disc

# Step 2. Choose DVD Copy Mode

There are three copy modes include "Full Copy", "Main Movie" and "Customize", you can choose the proper one according to your situation.

• Full copy: Copy the entire DVD video including the credits, the advertising, etc.

• Main Movie: Clone the main movie without unecessary clips.

• Customize: You can copy the video contents you want as you like

Choose DVD Copy Mode

# Step 3. Start to Copy

Before starting copying, you can click "Target" to choose "Save as DVD Folder" or "Save as ISO" to set the destination you save your DVD contents. Then click "Next" to set other options and click "Start" to begin copying the DVD.

Copy DVD to Hard Drive

# Step 4. Connect to External Hard Drive

After finish copying, you can find the DVD contents in the destination folder. Plug the USB hard drive to the USB interface, and you can transfer the DVD files to the hard drive.

That's all about copying DVD to external hard drive. With just 4 steps and several simple clicks, you can enjoy your DVD movies at any pleasure time and at anywhere.

To conclude, if you want to copy and backup source DVD content to external hard drive, VideoSolo DVD Copy can help you save as DVD files. You copy the DVD and save to external drive and watch them in kinds of different ways and enjoy it at anytime. It is very simple to use but professional and can provide you the most useful way to copy DVD to external hard drive.