What are the limitations to the free version of CCC?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Roc P., Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Roc P. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Location:
    Long Island
    #1
    Hi. I am just wondering what the limitations are when you use the free version of Carbon Copy Cloner?

    Can I download it rom the site and use it once to make a bootable clone?

    After 30 days will that bootable clone work anymore?

    I'm sorry if this is a "common sense" kind of thing. I backup all my data onto 2 identical external drives regularly, but I was thinking of creating a bootable clone on a 3rd external drive I have in case my iMac's internal drive dies one day and I can't afford to repair or replace the iMac.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #2
    If you're talking about the free version 3.4.6 or earlier, there are no limitations, except it's not certified for Mountain Lion. As for the trial of version 3.5, there are no limitations during the 30 days.

    What's new in CCC: Version 3.5

    CCC License, Registration, Trial, Banners, etc.
     
  3. Roc P. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Location:
    Long Island
    #3
    Yep, talking about the trial of 3.5
    Man, I am so bad at navigating sites sometimes, I couldn't find the info you just posted. It answered everything I needed to know. A trial version would be ok for me I think because I just need to make a bootable clone once. If that changes then of course I will consider purchasing it.
     
  4. Roc P. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Location:
    Long Island
    #4
    Success!!

    Awesome!! I just created a Bootable Backup on an external drive and also included the Recovery partition.

    I just booted up from it and everything seems to be ok :)

    Woo Hoo! More peace of mind now.
     

Share This Page