Disk Utility vs. Carbon Copy Cloner

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by NathanCrossley, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. NathanCrossley macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2012
    I might be upgrading to a Samsung 830 SSD and I was wondering what the difference is between using Disk Utility and Carbon Copy Cloner. Is one of them better? What does one do that the other doesn't? Would it be easier and simpler to use Disk Utility or Carbon Copy Cloner?

    I have a late 2008 aluminium unibody MacBook.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Both can clone a drive, but CCC can keep the clone current with incremental backups on a schedule that you choose. Once you set up CCC, you can forget about it and let it keep your bootable backups current.
  3. NathanCrossley thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2012
    Great so it's better to use CCC, thanks.

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