Best application to Clone & Backup the system HDD

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  1. nyzwerewolf macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    I am in search for the best cloning application to clone & backup my the main Hard Drive. I do not mind paying for it. Free is better! :)

    I just have way too many stuff installed on my main hdd. I just cant imagine that hdd failing and the time I have to spend to install everything back..

    Thanks guys!
    Lowell
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I use SuperDuper to clone my HD to an external firewire drive. Just to be safe, I have two external firewire drives and back up to them by alternating.
     
  3. nyzwerewolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    is the cloning feature a free feature of SuperDuper or do I have to buy a license to use the cloning feature?

    thank you!
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes, I believe SuperDuper's cloning feature is free. Personally, I use Carbon Copy Cloner to do the job.
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    SuperDuper, Carbon Copy Cloner and Disk Utility.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Carbon Copy Cloner and Super Duper are the two most common ways to get a backup and clone. Copy and clone is free, but you have to buy if you want scheduling. I don't bother with schedule, but I did pay for my 2 copies (one on my iMac and one on my uMBP).
     
  7. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    I use SuperDuper as after a while Carbon Copy Cloner gave me problems.
     
  8. nyzwerewolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, so I am gonna try out both SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner.

    Thanks a lot for input guys!
     
  9. MST macrumors 6502

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    +1 for SuperDuper, you can use the free version if all you want to do is clone another HDD, it's what I used when upgrading my mini.
     

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