Making a Clone of a CD Using Disk Utility

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Italchef, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Italchef macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2003
    Maple, Ontario
    I hope someone can help me...
    I have kids and basically everything gets wrecked in this house. I buy cd's and then like to make copies so that the kids can use them which means that they get destroyed. This way I still have a perfect backup should I need to make another. I used to do this with my old PC and I love my iMac but have made too many coasters and its making my monkey crazy!
    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    1. Insert CD.
    2. Launch Disk Utility.
    3. On the left, there will be 3 CD icons. Click the middle one (probably called Session 1).
    4. Images menu -> New -> Bottom choice.
    5. Give it a name.
    6. Image Format: DVD/CD Master.
    7. Save.
    8. Wait patiently.
    9. Images -> Burn.
    10. Find the image.
    11. Let it write to CD.

    Hope this helps :)
  3. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    if you have some cash lyiing about, toast by roxio is a great program, you can make disc images, burn dvds, vcds, its an overall great cd authorting program, i swear by it.
  4. Italchef thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2003
    Maple, Ontario
    Thanks thing:
    I"m only getting 2 cd icons in the window...
    one for the drive
    one for the cd.
    Therefore no icon marked session...
    any ideas?
  5. acidrock macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2004
    The Evergreen State College
    hey I'm not sure how big your hard drive is but why not just back your music up on your computer? I have on mine, that way if I somehow loose a Cd i can just re burn it. I have all my music on my computer, actually, and I use it as my stero, it's kinda cool, every time I hear a Cd which is like 7-12 hours of the day, I don't need to put one in, and it's easy to make mix Cd's etc. This way you also don't end up burnning your entire collection, god that could kill.
    But I would recommend Toast.
  6. Italchef thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2003
    Maple, Ontario
    Thanks everyone for posting here and helping me out. I've taken your advice and went out and bought a copy of Toast and the problem has been solved. I had a burning app on my PC but thought that I could do it all with the Mac utility. It is just that though; a utility.
    Thanks again,

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