SuperDuper - Can you tell me the difference ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by star555, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. star555 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Cambodia - Thailand
    I was looking at trying SuperDuper and noticed that on their web site there are Two options ..

    1. Download Now!

    You can download SuperDuper! v2.5 right now and back up and clone your drives for free — forever!

    2. Buy Now!

    Buy now to unlock scheduling, Smart Update (which saves a lot of time), Sandboxes, scripting and more!

    As I have never used this sort of application before , can some one please explain the difference a bit more between the Download Now & Buy Now options and would they make a great deal of difference in what you get if you buy ..?

  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Smart Update is the main feature of the paid for version. It means when you want a full backup you don't have to copy everything again, it will just copy/delete what's needed to make your existing backup up to date with the source.

    Instead of backups taking hours they will generally take a fraction of that time.

    I have a Smart Update backup run every night on my Mac Pro, it completes in around a minute because the changes that day are so few.

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