superduper discount coupon

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by ckyr, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Since everybody is trying to save money these days, is anybody aware of any promotional coupon codes for SuperDuper!?
     
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    sickmacdoc

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    Unfortunately no on the SuperDuper coupon, but a lot of people consider the free Carbon Copy Cloner to do just as good a job on cloning drives. I use both Carbon Copy Cloner as well as the registered verison of SuperDuper and really don't have a preference for one over the other to be honest.
     
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    QuarterSwede

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    From what I remember (I use Time Machine now) SuperDuper has the ability to save only changes once the first backup is done. That saves a LOT of time.
     
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    sickmacdoc

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    That is true (called incremental backup BTW), but CCC has the same capability as well.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is mainly the reason I want to use it for. CCC is fines but takes forever. You can use SuperDuper to make daily bootable backups much faster.

    I emailed the developers and they do not even offer educational discounts. Anyway. Maybe I will have to pay full price.
     
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    sickmacdoc

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    OK, good luck to you- hope you find a discount! :)

    I honestly don't understand since I use them both and they both do incremental backups (as I mentioned above) of only added/changed files. Because of that, daily backups (which I do on 3Tb worth of drive space onto two backups- one SuperDuper set and one CCC set because I am paranoid about data loss! :D) are virtually identical time-wise.Carbon Copy Cloner calls the process "Incremental Backup", while SuperDuper calls it "Smart Backup".
     
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    dolphin842

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    To the OP...

    You only have to pay the $28 license fee once: I bought it years ago and still get free updates. The quickness of the Smart Update feature saved all my data once upon a time when my hard drive was on the ropes. It's one of the best software deals out there.
     

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