CARBON COPY CLONER 4 review

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Version 4.1.7
Developer  Bombich Software, Inc
Website https://bombich.com

 

Don’t wait for disk failure

Carbon Copy Cloner is a way to make diskfailures annoying rather than fatal for your hard work. CCC backs up any or all of your files and it also optionally creates a bootable external hard drive.

FEATURES

  • task chaining
    edit scheduled tasks
    task migration
    email notifications
    task history
    disk center
    customize backups
    SafetyNet
    menubar app
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GET STARTED

Ofcourse you can use Time Machine for your backup, its easy and works well. However is won’t be sufficient in all cases.
Eventually it will happen to us all, the error or performance that makes us decide for a clean install of OSX.
And for those who don’t want all their stuff stored on a cloud like Dropbox or Google, a personal external NAS backup is needed.

This is where software like Carbon Copy Cloner is essential for performing the job.
At launch Carbon Copy presents a clean interface with a sidebar showing the task discription and a window showing : source, destination and schedule buttons.
In addition to task overview the sidebar also shows all mounted volumes. Thanks to the intuitive interface it is really easy to setup backup tasks.

 

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You don’t have to be a wizzard to accomplish these task setups. Everything is straightforward really. After choosing the ‘source’ and ‘destination’ you add a schedule for the backup task.

You can also clone the entire bootdisk to an external unit.

ADVANCED FEATURES

Normally CCC runs in default ‘simple’ mode. All advanced settings are hidden. Opening the advanced settings offers a fine tuning for the backup task and the SafetyNet feature.

It is possible that you may run several operations, and option for ‘wait till task is finished’ is optional to have CCC run all tasks even if there is a time-overlap.

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SAFETYNET

Create a bootable clone of your hard drive, but also keep copies of your recently deleted and changed files — just in case.

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USE

CCC works flawlessly.
The interface is clear and easy to use.
The ‘Menu bar.app’ is providing the neccesary information.
So if you’re really serious about a backup utility and safety, this is your pick.

VERDICT

Carbon Copy Cloner feels like doing the required job with ease and speed. A simple interface explaining the desired job(s). This is what you’re backing up, here’s where you’re backing it up to, go. It supports more then enough options for most users. Carbon Copy Cloner is the easiest backup utility, and not complaining about authorization issues with external discs. Just Drag & Drop your source and destination and you’re on your way. Fully auto scheduled backups complete the great options.

5 STARs

[Total: 3    Average: 3.7/5]

CARBON COPY CLONER

$ 39,99
CARBON COPY CLONER
8.2

Interface

8/10

    User friendly

    9/10

      Features

      7/10

        Layout / Resize area

        8/10

          Safety

          9/10

            PRO'S

            • Intuitive and easy
            • Safetynet
            • Features
            • Menu bar app / email
            • Support

            CON'S

            • No easy cloud backup
            • No task settings export
            • No compression
             

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