Carbon Copy Cloner

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  • 2.0 stars

    "No support for FAT32 volumes"

    November 3, 2009  |   By Cheese McBeese


    Very effective and easy to use with Mac OS and files.
    Set-up is very simple and intuitive.
    Scheduling is a breeze.


    No support for FAT32/64 disk volumes.


    This application is at least a 4 star app if you only care about the Mac universe, but it's at best a 1 or 2 star app if you have a need to share files with Windows PCs. Many of us need FAT32/64 disk volumes so that files can be easily shared with Windows PCs or with Bootcamp partitions on our Macs. Carbon Copy Cloner will not back up these volumes, which is a major fail because it means you need another separate backup application. In my case, I will keep looking for one backup application that does it all so my time with Carbon Copy Cloner will likely be limited.

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  • Reply by Drewmc on November 12, 2010

    Hey Cheese,

    Curious to know: what do you use to clone FAT32/64 volumes? Have you ever found a all-in-one solution?

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