CopyCatX
CopyCatX
5.2

3.8

CopyCatX free download for Mac

CopyCatX

5.2
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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Anonymous
01 May 2005

Most helpful

Carbon Copy Cloner does the same thing and is FREE!
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Version 2.5
Foulger
06 November 2017
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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Version 5.2
Miner
03 January 2015
Version 5.2 was released, in November according to the ReadMe. It addresses compatibility issues with Yosemite.
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Version 5.1
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Foulger
Foulger
15 March 2016
Hmm! Isn't there something called El Capitan that's been out for quite a while now?
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
27 November 2016
Hmm!
Maybe next time you should check the date in the post you’re replying to.

Miner posted that comment on 1-3-15.
El Capitan wasn’t released until nearly nine months later, on 9-30-15.

So yes, by the time you replied, 14 months after Miner’s comment, El Capitan HAD been released.
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An-onymous
19 June 2011
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
27 May 2010
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
17 September 2008
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
14 February 2008
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
14 February 2008
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
22 December 2005
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
2 answer(s)
Subrosasoft
Subrosasoft
25 January 2007
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.
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Version 4.0
Foulger
Foulger
25 January 2007
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.
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Version 4.0
Anonymous
12 October 2005
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
02 May 2005
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
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3.8

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  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
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