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CopyCatX is the fastest way to duplicate devices in most formats on your Apple Mac computer. Create exact duplicates of your hard drive, Apple iPod, or Mac OS X startup drive.

The fastest software duplication system for Mac OS X. CopyCatX is extremely fast. It works on drives that other systems cannot recover by using our proprietary resumable/fault tolerant algorithms.

Backups include every single detail of the original including permissions, icons, placement, and content.

What's New

Version 5.1:
  • Increased copying speed
  • Full OS X 10.7 Lion support
  • Foreign language updates
  • Various performance and bug fixes

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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An.onymous Member IconComment+143
An.onymous
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This application seems to be the only one able to copy a faulty media (that is a disk that does not show on the desktop).
HOWEVER, be aware that the disk where the copy is to be written must have MORE free space than the faulty disk. Using an empty target (just formatted) of the same model as the faulty disk won't suffice. You do need a BIGGER target disk.

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Version 5.0
Fvdg Member IconReview+104
Fvdg
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It says 'amazing fast copies'

mmm...
It took 27 hours for a 456 GB harddrive to copy!
Same drive took less then 6 hours in Super Duper and less then 8 hours in Carbon Copy Cloner, same drive, all USB2.

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Version 5.0
valentinian Member IconComment+34
valentinian
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Duplicate mode clones the full volume, Boot Camp partition and all, without excessive hacking of the partition maps and MBR and such. Downside of this is that both Mac and Win partitions need to be restored at the same time - but small price to pay for data integrity and peace of mind.

Unfortunately not well updated.

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Version 4.0
RobK Member IconComment+238
RobK
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I see that CopyCatX makes a block copy of an UNMOUNTED system drive by booting of a special recovery CD.

I don't think this is much different that SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner. Since I don't think that these programs comes with a special recovery CD, you can always boot off an external Hard Disk that contains Mac OS X (and Super Duper or Carbon Copy Cloner) on one of the partitions and do a block copy of the system drive inside your Mac. (You could even use the free "asr"command line program provided by Apple to do a Block Copy).

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Version 4.0
RobK Member IconComment+238
RobK
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I believe that some of the comments made below by the developers of CopyCatX could be seen as a little misleading.

CopyCatX is NOT the only program that can do a block copy of a drive. Both SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner can do that. Even the free command line utility provided by Apple called asr can do a block copy of drives. But before ANY program can do a block copy (or a bit by bit copy) the drive must be UNMOUNTED. So if you are trying to make a clone of your System drive, you cannot do a block copy of the drive but a file copy of your drive. I don't think CopyCatX gets around this limitation. Please correct me if I am wrong.

CopyCatX is not the only program that can copy your Time Machine Drive (or Partition). I believe that SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner can copy the Time Machine Drive (or Partition) when it does the clone in the block copy mode (or a bit for bit copy)

But I do see two advantages of CopyCatX over its competition:

1. It will attempt to recover a damaged drive with bad blocks. (If you want a truly FREE solution for drive recovery, use a command line program like GNU ddrescue. It works under Linux, FreeBSD and Mac).

2. It will copy a drive to MULTIPLE destination drives.

If these features are important to you, then consider buying CopyCatX. If they are not, I would use Carbon Copy Cloner (donationware $5 or more) or SuperDuper ($28 or so). Both are a lot less expensive.

Considering that most programs that do drive recovery are historically expensive, I do not think that the price for CopyCatX is unreasonable. (Of couse, as a consumer, I would like to see a LOWER price).

P.S. Before you buy any Mac Backup program, make sure it backups or copies ALL the metadata associated with EACH file (such as BSD Flag, ACLs, Extended Attributes, Lock Flag, permissions, resource forks). Many backup programs for the Mac do NOT do a great job at preserving metadata.

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Version 4.0
Foulger Member IconComment+279
Foulger
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Whilst I have great respect for the team at SubRosaSoft and am not trying to steal their thunder, I am bound to say that for most users on a day to day basis, Super Duper is much better value for money.

I would urge the writers to consider the maxim "Half the price, triple the profit"

Happy Xmas guys

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Version 3.0
Subrosasoft.com Inc. (Developer)
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SD is a back program, where CopyCatX is a drive duplication program. With respect to that, CopyCatX has many features you won't find on SD or others.
First CopyCatX will allow you to recover a dying drive. Hit a bad block with SD and it will fail. But CopyCatX uses a proprietary algorithm to work around bad blocks to image even the sickest drives.
CopyCatX uses block copying instead of file copying. This means it's not only faster then other products but it also means it can copy a Mac, Windows, Unix, Linux, TiVo, etc drive without a problem. From what I was told by one of the Apple developers of the HFS+ file system, CopyCatX is the only program that will be able to copy Apple Time Machine backups in the new Leopard operating system (I'm not at liberty to say why as Leopard hasn't been released yet).
CopyCatX allows you to duplicate one drive to multiple others at the same time. This is great to IT deployment or other environments where you need multiple duplicates of a drive in a timely fashion.

Foulger
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Thanks for that comprehensive reply expounding the superior features of CopyCatX 4.0.

I appreciate the comments but would also repspectfully suggest you take my comments regarding "Half the Price, triple the profits." I have consistently found that selling products for less will result in greater sales, therefore generating a greater profit in the longer term. The more people will buy your product, the more they will recommend it and your sales figures will reflect that change in strategy.

Why not try it say for three months, with a suitable advertising campaign and see for your selves.

Good luck.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Any chance of a version of this that won't cause trouble with OS 9 boot ability? It'd also be useful to have a modified bootable version with XPostFacto (and its patched files) in place. Setting up OS X on older unsupported Macs often works great but can be tricky, so a utility like this to back them up once working would be especially useful.

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Version 2.5
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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This may sound extremely weird... I bought CopyCatX to duplicate my dad's 6 GB PC drive and then expanded it to 60 GB. Did eveything in less than 20 minutes.

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Version 2.5
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Carbon Copy Cloner does the same thing and is FREE!

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Version 2.5
Umaromc
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Nope... CCC is now shareware... has been for over a year.

sjk
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Actually it's donation-ware and free for educational institutions, which someone corrected me on the other day and referred me to that info on the developer site:

http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html#donate

Subrosasoft.com Inc. (Developer)
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CCC does not do the same thing. CCC is a back program, where CopyCatX is a drive duplication program. With respect to that, CopyCatX has many features you won't find on CCC or others.

First CopyCatX will allow you to recover a dying drive. Come across a bad block with CCC and it will lock up the application. CopyCatX uses a proprietary algorithm to work around bad blocks to image even the sickest drives. It also allows you to stop a recovery, allow the drive to cool down/restart it, and then resume where you left off.

CopyCatX uses block copying instead of file copying like other applications do. This means it's not only faster then other products but it also means it can copy a Mac, Windows, Unix, Linux, TiVo, etc drive without a problem. CopyCatX will maintain every detail of the original drive; icon placement, file permissions, bootability, etc. From what I was told by one of the Apple developers of the HFS+ file system that CopyCatX is the only program that will be able to copy Apple Time Machine backups in the new Leopard operating system (I'm not at liberty to say why as Leopard hasn't been released yet). CCC can't do that.

CopyCatX allows you to duplicate one drive to multiple others at the same time. This is great for IT deployment or other environments where you need multiple duplicates of a drive in a timely fashion. Read once, write many allows you to write to up to 15 devices at a time. It'll make imaging that entire computer lab a breeze.

CopyCatX is the clear winner.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Just upgraded to 2.5. It's way faster than 2.0. I think they F@#@up on 2.0 big time. 2.5 is about 3 to 4 X faster than 2.0.

I am using it to backup my iPod too. Seems to work fine.

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Version 2.0
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Version 5.1
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Version 5.1
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Version 5.0
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Downloads 26,725
Version Downloads 6,494
Type Utilities / Backup
License Commercial
Date 08 Feb 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $49.95
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