Freeware Bootable Backup Drive

cbt3

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Is there a program that can create a boot clone like Carbon Copy Cloner does, but for free (CCC is no longer free).
 

cbt3

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o, I was not aware I could still use an older version, in my own search I did find SuperDuper! that seems like it will work
 

Tesselator

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This works:


That's the USB 2.0 model tho, Mine is USB 3.0. Anyway, just touch a button and clone away. It makes a truly identical copy. Be careful doing this with Windows drives. It copies the drive ID sectors too and Windows uses that alone to distinguish unique drives - and will refuse to mount either or both if they are both connected and turned on.

Heh! Stupid Microsoft... O :)
 

hfg

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This works:

That's the USB 2.0 model tho, Mine is USB 3.0. Anyway, just touch a button and clone away. It makes a truly identical copy. Be careful doing this with Windows drives. It copies the drive ID sectors too and Windows uses that alone to distinguish unique drives - and will refuse to mount either or both if they are both connected and turned on.

Heh! Stupid Microsoft... O :)
That's pretty cool ... what is the model # of the USB 3.0 one? Probably can't buy it in the US yet however. :(

MAL-3635SBK is the USB 2.0 version


-howard
 

Tesselator

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I see the 2-drive USB-3 mal-4535sbku3 unit in the link.

Do you have a 4-drive USB-3 unit?

Any problems with copying rotating disks to SSD? Does it handle multiple partitions and/or with different OS formats?


-howard
No, mine is as seen there with just two bays. It copies any OS. OS and logical formats aren't important - it copies the entire low-level structure. And while I haven't tried it with SSD units myself it's advertised to work with them. I don't see why it wouldn't, I guess it's SATA NCQ command based... <shrug>.