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chris.p 06. Jun 2009 02:12 AM

Best free drive imaging for Mac?
Anyone have an opinion on the best free drive imaging solution for a Mac please?

freedog96150 02. May 2010 08:07 PM

I use SuperDuper to make disk to disk copies on Mac's all the time. I always thought it was free for basic functionality but pay for advanced features. A quick look at their website and I find this on the right hand side bar -
You can download SuperDuper! v2.6.2 right now and back up and clone your drives for free— forever!

and this near the bottom of the page -

Give SuperDuper a workout on your own system. Clone to your heart's content — for free. See what else is possible. When you're convinced that SuperDuper is a terrific solution — and a great value at $$ — you can register right from the application and start using its advanced features immediately!

Certainly not fully free, but the "clone forever" part lends me to believe that at least that portion of the software qualifies.

Anupam 03. May 2010 07:29 AM

Thanks freedog. So, it seems like backup and cloning are free. Its still not very clear though. I have sent an email to the SuperDuper site for more clarification on this. Lets see. Thanks again.

Anupam 03. May 2010 09:21 PM

I had sent an email to Shirt Pocket site, for clarification about the free version. This is what I got as reply :


The download is the same. You can use the unregistered version to make full backups of both 'all' and 'user' files, without expiration, and with support. Features like "Smart Update" and scheduling are unlocked when you pay to register.
So, yes, SuperDuper can be used for free, without registering it, but some features won't be available.

Sea Mac 19. Jan 2011 03:06 AM

Try These!
LaCie SilverKeeper is a backup utility that also makes bootable backups

Although it doesn't image: iBackup is a simple to use backup/restore utility:

Get Backup
Efficient data backup and disk cloning utility with file and folder synchronization capability. Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Backuplist+ is a simple and fast backup utility for Mac OSX:

JaBack (For Windows or Mac)

Check those out! :cool:

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