cloning SSD drive using TimeMachine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Monkeyshine, May 27, 2015.

  1. Monkeyshine macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2015
    I used a software cloning application SuperDuper to clone a HDD to a SSD and it failed twice. Can i clone using Time Machine, and if it completes will the results be faulty or lacking features. I am using their free download.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Time Machine can't do a bootable clone.

    Try downloading CarbonCopyCloner from here:

    Give it a try and see if it works for you.

    CCC is FREE to download, and it's FREE to use for 30 days.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    If you just want to get your data from the HDD to the SSD, yes, TM can do that just fine. Just do a full backup then install the SSD and option key boot to the TM disk. That will give you a recovery screen where you can use Disk Utility to format the SSD then click restore to move everything from the TM drive to the new SSD.
  4. Monkeyshine thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2015
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you want to make a bootable clone, I also recommend Carbon Copy Cloner. Unlike SuperDuper, it also clones the OS X Recovery partition.
  6. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    Does SuperDuper show any errors in the log?

    Window>Show Log.

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