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Editors' Review

by   / March 25, 2015

Carbon Copy Cloner makes drive backup straightforward and accessible, even if you're uncomfortable with performing this process.

Pros

Excellent tutorial: Carbon Copy Cloner's tutorial completely removes any intimidation you may have from performing this type of operation.

Clean interface: Carbon Copy Cloner is easy to use and navigate.

Smart updates feature: This feature greatly reduces the time and storage space needed to perform a backup. The Smart Updates seamlessly works to only update files that you've actually changed since the last time you backed up your system.

Cons

High cost: The only real drawback to the app is that at $40, it is expensive. There are free tools out there that allow you to back up your system fairly easily.

Bottom Line

Although costly, Carbon Copy Cloner certainly performs its function well. It is easy to use and backs up your system in a fast and efficient manner.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac 4.0.6.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1.9.5737

  • Fixed an issue that could lead CCC to incorrectly conclude that a GoogleDrive volume is not mounted or present.
  • Improved disk read/write rate calculations for APFS Fusion volumes.
  • Minor adjustment to the analysis of permissions errors that occur when trying to access OneDrive placeholder files.
  • We've received several reports of long stalls in the "Cleaning up" phase when backing up to a disk image; particularly when that disk image resides on a NAS volume. In most cases this was the result of a filesystem stall while the filesystem was attempting to create a snapshot. Snapshot support is now disabled by default for CCC-created APFS-formatted disk images. You're welcome to enable snapshot support on a disk image manually if you prefer that; double-click the disk image to mount it, then click on the mounted disk image volume in CCC's sidebar to manage the snapshot creation and retention preferences for that volume.
  • Minor adjustment to the handling of locked files when trying to create hard links.
  • Fixed an edge case in which the "Secure CCC's Scripts Folder" function was not removing non-root-user write privileges on shell scripts.
  • The task history sort attribute is now retained as a preference.

General

Publisher Bombich Software
Publisher web site http://www.bombich.com
Release Date May 17, 2019
Date Added May 17, 2019
Version 5.1.9.5737

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks

Download Information

File Size 15.69MB
File Name ccc-5.1.9.5737.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 276,548
Downloads Last Week 117

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.99
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