Carbon Copy Cloner

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple and fast backup or cloning"

    July 27, 2011  |   By philharve

    Pros

    Cloning is very fast, especially using a USB 3.0 HDD.

    Cons

    None, really, at least none that I have discovered.

    Summary

    I have used CCC for many years in its various forms but always as a cloning aid. I only recently learned that CCC could also perform regular backups. I suppose this oversight is because I mainly use Time Machine.

    HDD failure is, thankfully, extremely rare but on the odd occasion I have found myself in trouble, I have resorted to booting from a clone and I have used the diagnostic & repair applications on the clone to repair my main HDD.

    CCC has never failed me and I have recommended it to friends because it is both reliable and cheap.

    CCC 3.4.1 builds upon previous strengths. Recommended.

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