A regular clone backup ensures that all your Mac’s files and applications are instantly available should the be a catastrophic failure of the Mac’s disk drive or the Mac itself. Here are two tools to consider as part of a Mac clone routine.
Bootable, The Backup Is
Both apps are superb at what they do, easily setup and installed on any modern Mac, and make what can only be described as near perfect clones of your Mac.
The advantage is obvious. Not only does a cloned Mac have a backup, a bootable backup means you can get back up and running within minutes, not days.
I use both apps so what are the differences between SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner? Basically, not much.
Both apps are simple and straightforward to setup and use– including the built-in scheduler that schedules backups– and they make bootable backups that work.
And, both apps have a load of additional features that are much behind the scenes, suitable for Mac geeks who need more control over the backup.
But there are differences. SuperDuper!’s interface remains basically unchanged since the original clone king burst on the scene many years ago, while CCC seems to get a new interface every year or two.
Importantly, though both utilities do much the same thing, CCC costs nearly 50-percent more than SuperDuper! Also notable is that SuperDuper! has never had an upgrade price to newer versions through the years, while Carbon Copy Cloner requires an upgrade for the latest version (similar in price to the previous upgrade a year or two ago).
Yes, friends, one of the Mac’s best ever backup utilities is now on an upgrade cycle. I’m in favor of Mac app developers getting paid for their wares so I won’t grumble about an upgrade price– if the upgrade has new and notable features that go beyond a facelift.