Free program that creates a HD CLone?

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  1. zepharus macrumors 6502a

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    Im looking for a free program that is easy to use and does a good job of basically working like Norton Ghost (I.E Cloning the entire drive) For Leopard.

    I ALSO need someone to recommend a free program that does the same for PC. If they are the same program even better! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Disk Utility can clone as can Carbon Copy Cloner. Winclone for bootcamp partitions.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    SuperDuper!'s free version or Carbon Copy Cloner can both do this.
     
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    Just use the Restore function in Disk Utility.
     
  6. zepharus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Super Duper and Carbon Copy Cloner can Clone my Gaming Rig (PC) HD also??
     
  7. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Just OS X
     
  8. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I use SuperDuper!. For some reason I just don't trust CCC. I tried it until there was a Leopard version of SD!, but it always seemed to me to backup files and directories that were completely unnecessary (they had not changed at all); this always made me wonder what it was NOT copying that it should have copied. There are just too many warnings and caveats on the CCC site for me to be comfortable with it.
     
  9. zepharus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I get OS X Can anyone ALSO recommend a PD version or equivilent program? This is a 2 part process for me.
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    No.

    WinClone can clone a NTFS Bootcamp partition on a Mac.

    On a side note, this thread has me wondering if it is somehow possible to clone a PC HD if you connect it to a Mac? I may have to give that a try.
     
  11. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    The Unix dd command... conveniently built right into Leopard. Psst...you can even rip DVDs with it....;)

    http://www.mckeay.net/2004/10/18/using-dd-to-clone-a-hd/
     
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