CopyCatX
CopyCatX
5.2

3.8

CopyCatX free download for Mac

CopyCatX5.2

15 March 2016

Complete volume duplication.

Overview

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 in CopyCatX

Version 5.2:
  • Increased copying speed
  • Yosemite support
  • Foreign language updates
  • Various bug fixes

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16 Reviews of CopyCatX

2.5
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Version: 2.5

Most helpful

Carbon Copy Cloner does the same thing and is FREE!
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Foulger
06 November 2017
Version: 5.2
This isn't the most well known cloning utility on the block but it does clone time machine backups. Maybe an update for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and APFS would revive its popularity and perhaps a reduction in price to make it on a par with CCC and SuperDuper?
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Miner
03 January 2015
Version: 5.1
Version 5.2 was released, in November according to the ReadMe. It addresses compatibility issues with Yosemite.
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An-onymous
19 June 2011
Version: 5.0
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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Fvdg
27 May 2010
Version: 5.0
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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valentinian
17 September 2008
Version: 4.0
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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Robk
14 February 2008
Version: 4.0
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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Robk
14 February 2008
Version: 4.0
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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Foulger
22 December 2005
Version: 3.0
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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Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 2.5
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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4.5
Anonymous
02 May 2005
Version: 2.5
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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2.5
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Version: 2.5
Carbon Copy Cloner does the same thing and is FREE!
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5
Anonymous
01 May 2005
Version: 2.0
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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Anonymous
30 September 2004
Version: 2.0
For an alternative see SuperDuper! by www.shirt-pocket.com!
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Steve Weiss
18 February 2004
Version: 1.0.3
QUESTION - In reading the description/use section of the review, it appears as if the destination drive will always be completely erased everytime you copy a source disk. I have a 500 GB backup drive for an 80 GB PBK, and would like to keep several other large files already saved to the 500 gig; how can I save the rest of my data on the 500 GB back up? If the drive is partitioned? This software looks like just what I've been looking for, short of this one problem.
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4.75
Tallman Fung
02 July 2003
Version: 1.0.1
You can use something like Tri-Backup to compare the files (I used it to make sure the software works). It may not be a bad idea to include a feature to compare the files in the source drive to the destination drive. I like the overall look and feel of the software. Speedwis is great when you are copying a full drives, but on a drive that has not that many files and less than half full, the advantage of using device copying disappears. I haven't tried the multiple target copying feature yet so I cannot comment on it. The price is somewhat expensive, but the fact that I can make an exact copy without fixing any links, etc... afterward definitely saves me a lot of time.
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Anonymous
21 June 2003
Version: 1.0
This thing flies! I need some way to make sure it copied everything over to a couple of drives correctly. Any suggestion?
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