Freeware Bootable Backup Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cbt3, May 16, 2013.

  1. cbt3 macrumors member

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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).
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    CarbonCopyCloner (version 3.4.7 is still free and available for download here and works with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion) and SuperDuper! (the free version does do the basic cloning).
     
  3. cbt3 thread starter macrumors member

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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
     
  4. dangerly macrumors regular

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    You can use disk utility. Boot your mac in recovery mode and then make a bootable clone of your startup drive.
     
  5. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    This works:

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    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 :)
     
  6. hfg macrumors 68040

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    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
     
  7. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Yeah, when I search for it I mostly get Japanese sites so you might be right about western availability.
     
  8. hfg macrumors 68040

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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
     
  9. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    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>.
     

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