SuperDuper for Mac

SuperDuper for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 246 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.4
  • Total Downloads:
    182,619
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 09, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try; $27.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    2.9MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    668
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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SuperDuper is a popular, powerful, and easy-to-use app for quickly creating a fully bootable backup (or "clone") of your hard drive, whether you're recovering from a mishap or just migrating between machines. Even better, SuperDuper is free if you don't want to pay for its more advanced features, including scheduling, scripting, and "Smart Updates" (which save you time by making incremental updates to backups using only recent changes).

SuperDuper's interface sets out to make backups painless. Less technical users will love its friendly, plain-language approach--for example, explicitly explaining what will happen when you press a button. More-experienced users such as admins and QA testers will find plenty of more sophisticated features, from premade and customizable scripts to the ability to easily maintain multiple OS versions across different drives. SuperDuper comes with a full user guide, responsive support, and access to active forums.

Data loss is inevitable, and every Mac user should have a reliable backup system. SuperDuper makes the process easy, effortless, and almost enjoyable.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 22 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.7

    out of 246 votes

    • 5 star 209
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 8
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2 stars

"Some good, but not enough"

June 21, 2012  |  By KianM

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.6.4

Pros

This product does quickly smart update one volume to another. It has a simple and easy interface. The tech support are quick to respond.

Cons

I have two bit issues. One is that when copying one hard drive to another it often fails. Not because of an error but because it runs out of space on the destination drive. This is because the destination drive has files the original doesn't have. Why can't those be deleted first before it transfers files over. The silliness of not letting people out of the elevator before pushing in new people kind of flummoxes me.
Secondly, if SuperDuper hits a corrupt file it will completely stop the transfer. The annoying as hell thing is that it will quit and tell you the transfer was completely done successfully. So you can have a drive have a drive only half copied and think that everything is cleanly copied.

Summary

I use this a lot. I haven't found anything else that works well. It just has to be watched to work well. I wouldn't recommend it.

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5 stars

"Surprised how easy it was."

May 19, 2012  |  By MacReseller

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.6.4

Pros

Download, and go to work making a clone that easy.

Cons

None that I could find.

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2 stars

"Did not work flawlessly"

April 04, 2012  |  By dscs112

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.6.4

Pros

Nice interface and great backup options, reasonable pice

Cons

froze up and did quit on me. Did not give feedback as to cause or remedy

Summary

I was not happy as it did not perform flawlessly.

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5 stars

"Never have a problem with SuperDuper!"

January 23, 2012  |  By sfstevec

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.6.4

Pros

Love this software

Cons

none that I can think of.

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5 stars

"Simple to use and everything worked great!"

December 04, 2011  |  By sdandrews0317

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.6.4

Pros

Easy to understand. Good progress visibility while performing different tasks. Comes with good documents.

Cons

As a first time user I was a little confused on weather I should use the back up all or the restore option when I reloaded my new hard drive. While it was not completely specific, it seemed clear to use backup all. (I think it would have worked either way, not sure)

Summary

SuperDuper is Super Duper!

Replaced hard drive on my Macbook pro. early 2007 Macbook Pro 15" 2.1Ghz Core Duo 120GB Snow Leopard. Used a Hitachi 720GB usb external to back up all the data using SuperDuper. I did not format or load the new data on my New Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 7200 Hybrid drive, before I installed it in my laptop. My laptop would not recognize it with the drive enclosure I had available.
I installed it, turned on my machine with the Hitachi drive attached and it booted up just fine. (First did what it said success by SuperDuper). I was able to erase / format the new seagate drive. Then with about 4 clicks copied all of the data back exactly to the Seagate from the Hitachi and once it completed, I allowed the drive to index. Then turned it off removed the Hitachi bootable drive the SuperDuper created from my original 120GB. Started the machine and the Seagate drive booted up fine, I have all my data, passwords etc.

I really like this software utility. I have already recommended it to friends.

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5 stars

"Works very effectively"

July 24, 2011  |  By maxwideman

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.6.4

Pros

Works as advertised

Cons

None that I can think of

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5 stars

"Backs up with a bootable clone."

July 23, 2011  |  By romanticf16

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.6.4

Pros

Once backed up, the monitor changes feature really saves time rather than doing a complete new backup.

Cons

A bit of reading to learn how to set up timed back ups.

Summary

I'm glad I use Super Duper as well as Time Machine-they each perform a different function that is valuable.

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5 stars

"Basically Flawless"

July 21, 2011  |  By FiO2

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.6.4

Pros

basically flawless

Cons

none significant for the average home user

Summary

Can't go wrong with this one. Inexpensive and works flawlessly. Clones your drive quickly and, thereafter, incremental clones are performed in a matter of minutes making this a painless backup strategy. Versatile in that there are several other automated and manual backup strategies to choose from should you be so inclined.

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5 stars

"Best backup & clone software on the market for a Mac!"

July 19, 2011  |  By coit540

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.6.4

Pros

Easy to set up. Many more options that I can detail. I use it daily to backup my hard drive AND make it bottable after. It has saved my bacon many times and works flawlessly. I run it just before I leave and it backs up my computer and shuts it down.

Cons

I can't think of any at the moment. I'm not even related to, nor know the author, either.

Summary

This is 'the best on the market' for Mac owners to protect all the data on their hard drive. EASY to set up and use. Nothing against other software, but I like SuperDuper much better than Carbon Copy Cloner and others. I highly recommend SuperDuper!

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5 stars

"Perfect Back-up software"

July 17, 2011  |  By arfur3

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.6.4

Pros

Makes a clone of the internal hard drive - including system

Cons

No cons - an invaluable piece of software

Summary

SuperDuper quietly sits there and makes a total backup of everything, every day.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.4

- SuperDuper now prevents the destination from being manually ejected during copy
- Proper error message now issued when a destination ejects itself due to hardware errors
- Resolved AppleScript dictionary compatibility issues under 10.4 that prevented scheduled copies and some shutdown actions from running
- Overly aggressive copy verification under Leopard no longer cause copies to fail on highly active files
- Setting permissions on read-only disk images no longer fail when there are bad OSAXen installed
- Launchpad and Mission Control are now shared for Sandboxes
- Sandbox script syntax error corrected
General
Publisher Shirt Pocket
Publisher web site http://www.shirt-pocket.com/
Release Date July 09, 2011
Date Added July 09, 2011
Version 2.6.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.9MB
File Name SuperDuper!.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 182,619
Downloads Last Week 668
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $27.95

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