Who uses Paragon HDM for Mac?

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  1. AppleSmack macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for a imaging/cloning solution for my new tbMBP 2016. At the moment, I'm using TimeMachine for backup, though as my MBP is used for my work too, I also want cloning for the speedy restores in an emergency.

    As a former PC user, I've always used Paragon's backup/restore software. Paragon have released Hard Disk Manager for Mac, which looks like it has the features I want.

    My question is why are there so few reviews or discussions about Paragon HDM, compared to other solutions like Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper?
    Has anyone here used Paragon HDM and have any opinions to share about it?
     
  2. elf69 macrumors 68020

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    I use it on windows platform.

    Works great for windows but unknown for mac sorry.

    i have not yet cloned a drive in mac.
     
  3. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper are both excellent options for the Mac.

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  4. AppleSmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your replies.

    Yep, agreed that it does a good job on PC, just a mystery why no one seems to have anything to say about the Mac version.
    All I've found online are reviews that read more like press releases.
     
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    I have both Carbon Copy Cloner and Paragon HDM. The reason I prefer CCC (other than the fact that it's an excellent application) is that it's not encumbered by an activation process like HDM that locks the program to one computer at a time. If you want to move HDM to another computer you need to deactivate it first, then move it, then re-activate it. CCC, on the other hand, doesn't make you jump through hoops and has a cleaner interface.
     
  7. AppleSmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    The elusive HDM user! The activation process sounds like it would be a dealbreaker/showstopper - if I wanted to restore to a new Mac (say, catastrophic hardware failure), it would be too late to deactivate on the dead machine.
     
  8. rpmurray macrumors member

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    You can create an account on their website so you can deactivate the program from there if necessary, https://kb.paragon-software.com/article/353. You could then download the software and activate it on the new computer. The main problem with the activation is that you need internet access to do all this and I've never been comfortable with software that could, should the developer decide to drop it in the future, become just a bunch of useless zeros and ones when you can't activate it anymore.
     
  9. akwarner macrumors member

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    I use both CCC and HDM but for very different purposes. I have used CCC forever for doing full image backups. I do daily clones to one external drive and weekly to a couple others. HDM on the other hand I use for partition management. Never thought of using it for backup as I have complete confidence in CCC.

    Yes, HDM licenses are specific to being installed on one unit at a time. I just picked up a second copy for use on my Mini at home. It is currently available in a bundle here: https://bundlehunt.com/

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  10. AppleSmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, it might be worth a try anyway on the bundle. Interesting that no one here can attest to relying on Paragon HDM for backup. As such, your use cases for HDM and CCC sound sensible.
     
  11. AppleSmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for clearing that up. Paragon have been around for years, hopefully they wouldn't disappear. And probably by the time they do, things will have moved on that HDM would be useless anyway :p
     

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