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SuperDuper for Mac

$27.95
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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    229,391
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 20, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try; $27.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    2.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    434
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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SuperDuper for Mac lets you quickly back up your files or your entire hard drive, with multiple options for compression and storage location. Users of all experience levels can quickly take advantage of this app's tools and features to secure files and stay organized.

Pros

Backup options: With this program, you can choose what to copy and where to copy it to with just a few clicks. You can also choose to save your data as a Read Only Disk Image, a Read/Write "Sparse" Bundle, or a Read/Write "Sparse" Image. Compression level options include None, Low, Medium, and High, and you can opt to allow copying with or without Password Protection.

Clear explanations: As you work through the process of creating backups, you'll see clear explanations in non-technical language guiding you in the decisions you make. This makes the program much more accessible to newer users, but the tips don't slow down experienced users at all.

Cons

Creation time: The backups this program makes are not created quickly. That doesn't have to be a huge inconvenience, but you do need to be aware of and plan for the time necessary to complete the process. And this time will vary depending on how many files you're including in the backup.

Bottom Line

SuperDuper for Mac is a versatile and convenient tool to help you ensure the security of your files. Creating backups through this program is quick to initiate, and even though these backups may take some time to create, you can easily work around this limitation with a bit of planning. The app is free to try, and the full purchase price is $27.95.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of SuperDuper for Mac 2.7.2.

 
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5 stars

"damned near bullet-proof backup images"

July 07, 2016  |  By jfitzp

2016-07-07 19:47:22  |  By jfitzp

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.8

Pros

Easy to set-up and works like a charm. Set-up a schedule for the program and it will execute at your desired convenience, out of the way whenever your Mac may be busy. There are options that keep the repeated backup runs to a minimum of time; usually a fraction of the time than for the first complete backup. A great companion to the Time Machine application.

Cons

Your should read the manual, as always.

Summary

One of the Best Backup Programs Available.

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5 stars

"Best Customer Support Ever"

March 18, 2016  |  By Zuschlauer

2016-03-18 10:03:06  |  By Zuschlauer

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.8

Pros

Simple interface. Upgrades. Makes bootable backups (clone). Can make incremental backups to existing backup, which is faster than backing up the entire work drive again and again. Send in a Log with a problem description and you will probably have a response before you can even think, "Oh, I should have added ...."

Cons

Too easy. I would like a little more verbiage about some of it. But you don't need that to use this product, just curious.

Summary

Has more features than I can even use for my small business. Either part or all of your backup solution is here. He has versions that work for older systems also.

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5 stars

"Good, works as described."

November 17, 2015  |  By ackerrj

2015-11-17 08:17:08  |  By ackerrj

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.8

Pros

I have Time Machine, which has saved me twice from HD failure. However, there are issues with Time Machine:

1. Time Machine backup is purposely designed to be NOT BOOTABLE. Therefore, if you have a failure, and your TM backup is good, you are still out of business until your failed hard drive is replaced and the data restored.

2. That being said, TM files are retrievable incrementally by looking back over time for older versions... once you are back up and running.

3. TM is also complex. It creates incremental backups... and can become confused. I have had to wipe backup HD's when TM had so many data layers that it became confused.

This product, Super Duper, is pretty simple. Give it an external drive or external drive partition and it will make a BOOTABLE backup of your Mac hard drive. This is incredibly important because, if your HD fails, you can just boot from the backup and your back in business, regardless of the condition of your original drive.

Cons

Little snitch firewall had to be reset when booting and running from the backup.

Summary

If you are not comfortable with disassembling your mac to replace the HD, this program will save you time and possibly money. You can still function from the bootable backup, even with a dead main HD. Time Machine will not do that for you.

This alone makes the program worth having.

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5 stars

"Free! Works! Awesome!"

May 15, 2014  |  By Daisy_Pandora

2014-05-15 13:48:15  |  By Daisy_Pandora

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.7.2

Pros

Worked first try no issues.

Cons

MINOR CON it takes a while, but I didn't expect 320GB to clone in minutes either. I don't think that's a software issue, I think it just depends on the amount of data you have.

Summary

Used it to clone and upgrade from 320GB to 1 TB hard drive. It is fantastic and you don't have to buy it, the free version will clone your drive easily

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5 stars

"One of the "Must Have" utilities every Mac user needs."

August 11, 2013  |  By mpias

2013-08-11 23:12:33  |  By mpias

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.7.1

Pros

Simple to use and configure.
Complete or incremental backups.
Bootable backups make restores easy.
Uses minimal resources. I generally don't notice when it's running.
Excellent tech support.
Inexpensive.

Cons

No folder or file backups. It just backs up the whole volume.
Doesn't backup the recovery partition.

Summary

I've been using SuperDuper for years and it's never failed me. It's simple to configure, runs automatically (if you want) and generates bootable backups. If you have a problem, restoring from a backup couldn't be easier. I have found it to be more reliable than Time Machine.

If you're looking for backup software that will backup specific files or directories, this isn't for you. However if you want to schedule a regular full or incremental backup that runs in the background without using too many system resources, this is it.

I've tried a number of backup software packages over the years and SuperDuper is the most trouble free. It also doesn't hurt that it has excellent tech support and costs less than $30.

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5 stars

"Absolutely vital app I use constantly"

May 16, 2013  |  By primalpictures

2013-05-16 07:45:59  |  By primalpictures

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.7.1

Pros

I saw the negative reviews and all I can say is that those people are dummies. I've been using SuperDuper on several computers maintaining secondary and sometimes tertiary backups of many drives containing thousands of photo and video files. Every drive has a clone drive updated daily by SuperDuper. I've been doing this for about 4 years and have never had a problem. The software works exactly as it should. And it has saved my ass in a major way on 2 occasions. The price is nothing compared to the value you get should you need to go back to a backup.

Cons

No real cons if you understand how it works. it's no "Timemachine". If you accidently delete a file and the, Superduper does a back up, it also deletes the file from the back up. This is why I also do a 3rd back up of very important drives on a weekly basis.

Also I don't like the way windows keep popping up every time the software goes to start a scheduled backup. I have a lot of drives so these windows pop up all day long. A minor inconvenience though.

Summary

I think I've said everything above. Lots of people I know use SuperDuper. it's a cornerstone app I think. Don't judge the free version for not doing what you want it to do. Pay the money so the programmers can pay their rent!

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1 stars

"Bad Product, Terrible Support, DONT BUY!"

March 15, 2013  |  By Economist88

2013-03-15 12:46:15  |  By Economist88

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.7.1

Pros

I have to write 10 characters, so I will. This product can sometimes be used for a full backup of a hard drive. Users of Time Machine, beware!! If it doesn't work, sucks to be you is what Shirt Pocket Support has to say about that.

Cons

The actual product is very limited and poorly made, especially for the incredibly high price of $27.95... Might be worth $5.00... but even that's a stretch.. For what this product can do, just use the Disk Utility built into your Mac....

While it will make a backup of a hard drive, it apparently is prone to not work with Time Machine, at which time the people at Shirt Pocket, the company that makes the software, will just tell you that Time Machine backups are poorly made error prone pieces of garbage. Which is funny, because there was no problem with my Time Machine backup, I used Carbon Copy Cloner and it did a perfect job.

Summary

Unless you enjoy being spoken down to by the Shirt Pocket Support, have $27.95 that you want to flush down the nearest toilet, and want to have to go spend the time and money to buy a different software that will work, I would avoid purchasing this software, and just go buy Carbon Copy Cloner instead which has much better software and support!

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5 stars

"easy to set up, simple to use, reliable, great support,"

March 14, 2013  |  By naplen_dotmac

2013-03-14 21:59:58  |  By naplen_dotmac

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.7.1

Pros

ease of use, simple instructions, amazing software support, rapid backup, can logon from the backup, the software has saved me from two Apple computer crashes and a time machine failure

Cons

only if one does not follow the simple instructions

Summary

some complain that the software only backups a full partition, not a portion of a partition. If this is a problem than simply create a separate partition for the data requiring backup.

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5 stars

"I Like It So Far"

December 20, 2012  |  By OneEighteen

2012-12-20 08:15:23  |  By OneEighteen

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.7.1

Pros

Allows separate backups of disks to other disks. I couldn't figure out how to do this with time machine.

It will keep track of changes on the original drive and only back up changes.

The interface is very clear with a dialog box that tells you exactly what is supposed to happen if you choose certain options.

Your backup is not an unreadable obscure proprietary huge file. It's a copy of the original disk that you can look at with finder if you need to.

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

Summary

I just bought a MacPro with a 500 GB SSD drive. Not great for storage, but very fast. I do a lot of photography and also need a big storage drive for my photo archives. I had some hard drives from my previous computer that weren't very old and I wanted to set up an internal and external backup system that would work with multiple drives. This lets me schedule a bootable backup of the SSD to a 1TB drive and another backup of the storage drive to a separate 2TB drive. I can also back these up to a set of portable drives that I keep in a separate location.

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2 stars

"avoid this software"

December 03, 2012  |  By 3Dhendo

2012-12-03 11:28:04  |  By 3Dhendo

 |  Version: SuperDuper 2.7.1

Pros

If I wanted to copy a whole partition this'd be great
Sadly I don't, and it is useless as a straight backup tool

Cons

Awful, restricted demo with no real options
Even paid-for version is lacking in decent backup options

I want to backup data from one place to another - how hard is this?
I don't want to copy a whole partition I just want to back folders
Customer service are useless

Summary

Why would I spend money on your software when the demo version is so terrible?
Don't promise things you can't deliver, I will never buy/try software from you again

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.9.1
2.9.1 works with Sierra, the latest release of macOS, and produces fully bootable backups faster and easier than ever. You can keep your backup on its own volume, or you can even store and Smart Update it alongside your Time Machine backups. We even let you copy your Time Machine backups to other disks, so you can back them up or upgrade to a larger disk without losing your history.
General
Publisher Shirt Pocket
Publisher web site http://www.shirt-pocket.com/
Release Date September 20, 2016
Date Added September 20, 2016
Version 2.9.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.91MB
File Name SuperDuper!.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 229,391
Downloads Last Week 434
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $27.95

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