Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 295 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    191,210
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 23, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try; $10.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    856
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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Carbon Copy Cloner is a simple, donation-ware utility for cloning entire drives, performing incremental backups, and scheduling ongoing backups. This app has a long track record as one of the most useful and reliable disk utilities available, and its interface and features (especially for scheduling) have only gotten better. Its also kept up with the Mac OS, adding support for HFS+ filesystem compression. Other recent updates have integrated support and documentation into the app better, speeded up recovery of files from damaged volumes, and ensured that Carbon Copy Cloner excludes the Time Machine database.

Carbon Copy Cloner makes it very easy to quickly clone a hard drive (i.e., duplicate every single file on the drive, even at the block level), or you can indicate which files and folders should be copied--and you can also direct it to only copy files that have changed since the last backup. Carbon Copy Cloner can help you schedule regular backups, too, according to any schedule you set, and it can also work with iPods and remote Macs. Carbon Copy Cloner may have a fairly narrow feature set (for example, you can't back up directly to optical disks), but it provides a lot of well-executed functionality at a low price.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.8

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 295 votes

    • 5 star 242
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 12
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5 stars

"Our company loves this great download"

August 12, 2011  |  By xsergeantd

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.1

Pros

It's always been a simple click and go to copy the OS

Cons

downloaded 3.4.2 a minute ago and I no longer see the "your new drive will/will not be bootable" confirmation

Summary

Have been using this daily for the past 10 yrs and it makes my work easy. I have one 'golden' operating system on a firewire drive and when a client is done working on our Mac, I plugin, boot, erase and clone over the firewire drive and a few minutes later I know our system is ready for the next client.

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4 stars

"Good at what it does"

August 01, 2011  |  By Leighc1

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.1

Pros

simple and fast

Cons

cant think of any

Summary

Just improving with each release

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5 stars

"Excellent backup tool, better thaan SuperDuper"

August 01, 2011  |  By Philip Manos

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.1

Pros

CCC adjusted quickly ti the "lion" with the same speed as always

Cons

I experienced no consI

Summary

One of the best backup tools. I give it 5 stars

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5 stars

"I love it."

August 01, 2011  |  By txgifford

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.1

Pros

Does everything I need to switch apps from one computer to another.

Cons

One of the older versions had a glitch which they fixed.

Summary

I hope people will support the app..

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5 stars

"Simple and fast backup or cloning"

July 27, 2011  |  By philharve

 |  Version: Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.1

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4.1
See http://www.bombich.com/software/updates/ccc-3.4.1.html.
General
Publisher Bombich Software
Publisher web site http://www.bombich.com
Release Date July 23, 2011
Date Added July 23, 2011
Version 3.4.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.1MB
File Name ccc-4.0.3.3835.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 191,210
Downloads Last Week 856
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $10

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