Time Machine vs. Prosoft Data Backup

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by texasvwnut, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. texasvwnut, Jan 8, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011

    texasvwnut macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2010
    I recently purchased a Mercury Elite-AL Pro from OWC and it included Prosoft Engineering Data Backup. Are there advantages in using Time Machine vs. Prosoft Engineering Data Backup or vice versa?

    Also, what about something different like Carbon Copy Cloner? I'm looking to do this right the first time.

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    CCC produces a bootable unencrypted copy of your hard drive. Time Machine is a built-in backup utility that allows MacOS X users to restore their system to its state at any time in the past. Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3 appears to fall somewhere between CCC and Time Machine. It creates bootable backups. It provides versioned backups of files. Prosoft addresses Time Machine on its website:

    From where I sit, Time Machine is your best bet.

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