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SuperDuper! Reviews3.3.1

07 February 2020

Advanced disk cloning/recovery utility.

meihei
07 February 2020
Version: 3.3.1

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hi, I tried to uninstall superduper by dragging it to the trash, however it still shows up in the menus when I right click on a folder as run superduper settings. how do I get rid of this?
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5
Dave-Creek
20 June 2020
Version: 3.3.1
SUPERIOR tech support. Near-instant response.
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lbphotographics
09 June 2020
Version: 3.3.1
Just added 2 new drives to my Mac Pro and downloaded SuperDuper to install on one. I went through the motions but kept getting an error message so I filed a report. Within about half an hour or so, maybe less I received a reply, try this link. I tried it and everything worked perfectly. It's a pity some customer services aren't as good and as helpful as SuperDuper's.
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5
dvh
05 June 2020
Version: 3.3.1
A "head's up" that the most recent Catalina update 10.15.5 apparently has an Apple "bug" that breaks SuperDuper's ability to create a new bootable volume. This bug also affected Carbon Copy Cloner. The current version 3.3.1 will appear to run normally but the new back-up volume created will not boot. If you update a back-up bootable volume created in earlier versions of Catalina (10.15.4 and earlier) that will still boot normally. The developer is working on a fix. Read the developers blog at: https://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog/
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5
sciman-1
11 April 2020
Version: 3.3.1
SuperDuper is great software, and the support is incredible. Recently my 2009 iMac drive gave out, and thank heavens I could get a new one and in a couple of clicks be back in business. I'd been a little anxious about the steps involved, wrote to Dave a support request and had a complete and helpful response in less than ten minutes. But then I decided to have an old 17" mac book pro rehabilitated since I don't want to lose my 32 bit software moving up to date on my main mac. Well, the service folks who replaced the battery and new keyboard for a reasonable price had somehow deleterd half of my files. I had a 6 month old backup and tried to replace the drive contents and got an error. Another quick email to Dave and in another ten minutes he sent me a link to download a modified version of the software and again, I was back in business with a restored clone on that dervice. I couldn't be more pleased with the software or the service. Hooray for Dave!
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5
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
02 April 2020
Version: 3.3.1
Has been one of those stalwart pieces of software that withstands the test of time. I used this for disaster recovery (DR) and Continuity of Operations (CoOp) on www.army.mil to implement hot fail over to DR sites. Servers constantly made multiple copies of themselves and monitored each other so if one went down, another would fire right up and take over like a good soldier. We achieved 99.996 uptime for www.army.mil thanks to SuperDuper! and some creative programming.
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5
devonsauce
19 March 2020
Version: 3.3.1
This is one of the best backup tools you will find for Mac OS X.
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5
hibrid
14 March 2020
Version: 3.3.1
Truly Super Duper so is the support. I just registered it.
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fjz350
14 March 2020
Version: 3.3.1
The program ran for 18 hours before stopping with an error. After multiple failed attempts, I am deleting the application.
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5
trevorkilbeych
13 March 2020
Version: 3.3.1
Super simple to use to clone my hard drive
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5
DragonMaster
02 March 2020
Version: 3.3.1
Still the very best adjunct to Time Machine. Use both and it would be near impossible to lose anything. Support remains excellent. I regard it as the best backup alternative or adjunct to Time Machine to be hAd.
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4
iksretep
17 February 2020
Version: 3.3.1
Great cloning features, recently had my MacBook Pro in for a screen/logic board replacement ... I secure erased my storage, but restoring all of it was just so time consuming that I looked for a clone solution. Time Machine restored things nicely, but all apps and most of my iCloud and other settings needed adjusting making the TM backup a little bit confusing. Now that I have a clone backup of my MacBook Pros' storage - I am wondering if there are clear instructions on how to proceed to restore the cloned drive back onto my built in storage in macOS Catalina should I need to wipe clean my storage again.
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meihei
07 February 2020
Version: 3.3.1
hi, I tried to uninstall superduper by dragging it to the trash, however it still shows up in the menus when I right click on a folder as run superduper settings. how do I get rid of this?
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5
DragonMaster
05 February 2020
Version: 3.3
Please all perspective users of SuperDuper ignore the negativity from the previous reviews! This is one fantastic app! The support is superb. If you have an issue and address it in an intelligent friendly manner it will get taken care of promptly. The Developer is extremely responsive and friendly. If you want a great backup to either replace Time Machine or an adjunct to it SuperDuper is the ticket!!!
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5
MattSD
08 January 2020
Version: 3.3
This software has been instrumental in every hard drive upgrade (cloning the smaller drive to the larger replacement drive) and computer replacement (cloning the internal hard drive of the computer being replaced). It's faster and more reliable than trying to drag and drop gigabytes of data. Purchasing the software unlocks some smart, time-saving functionality, especially if you're dealing with large amounts of data.
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5
juhaarje
04 January 2020
Version: 3.3
Super!
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5
stevegarmanpsyd
30 November 2019
Version: 3.3
I have been using SuperDuper for many years and have been happy with its simplicity and reliability as a backup. When I logged in last week to make a routine backup, the app notified me of an update. When I downloaded the update, I found that I could not encrypt my external backup drive. I emailed Shirt Pocket and quickly got a reply from Dave. It took us several email exchanges but we were eventually able to fix the problem. What I am most impressed by is how quickly someone from this company responded to my problem, in the evening and going into a holiday, no less. He replied to my emails almost always within minutes, and he stuck in there until we finally solved it. A great product is one thing, but great support puts this product over the top! Keep up the amazing work!
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k2sg73
29 November 2019
Version: 3.3
Has SuperDuper been updated to work with Catalina???
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5
ocean442
06 November 2019
Version: 3.2.5
SuperDuper has been a reliable backup tool for over a decade. Has never failed me!
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5
coit540
07 May 2019
Version: 3.2.4
The software is great! I have used it to make flawless backups for years. And they are bootable. Last year I got a one of those Russian encrypt your computer and not decrypt it unless you pay a fee. I simply re-booted to the previous day backup created with SuperDuper, reformatted my main drive, copied the SuperDuper drive back and rebooted. Voila, a completely restored, piracy-software-free main drive. The technical support is outstanding! I haven't had many issues, but the author has responded within 24 hours and solved the problem in every instance. This really is great sofware. BTW: Let me say for the record that I am not related or associated with the company at all.
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5
iMex
24 November 2018
Version: 3.2.4
I've been using SuperDuper! since I got myself started on the Mac OS X, back in 2008: it has been an excellent, top tier application. All my OS X start up disk I've been backing them up with SuperDuper!., great work from the developer.
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RJC.NJNYC
15 November 2018
Version: 3.2.4
v3.2.4, Options, at least Shut Down Computer when finished now not working
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Max-G
29 October 2018
Version: 3.2.3
Nice all these new features. But what the heck are they? They are not in the manual, not on the site and not in the forum. Searched for example for 'Smart Wake' to no avail. And where can I find all those improvements of the user experience? App looks exactly the same as years ago...
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5
pasetta
06 October 2018
Version: 3.2
This software has saved me twice. Superduper has the BEST SUPPORT of any product that I've used in my 30 years of computer use. Excellent is an insult to what they do. Buy this software and protect yourself.
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Pepper131
26 September 2018
Version: 3.2
Ok, it’s a stupid question. I just purchased a new Mac book pre, it has 4 isbc(?) two on each side, what can I plug in to back up, that’s small and reliable. Only need maybe 240 gigs to back up. Do those thumb drives work? Which one?
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5
Fishboy
25 September 2018
Version: 3.2
A Solid Five Stars ★★★★★ The best and most reliable back up solution for Mac. I strongly suggest downloading directly from developers site.
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4.5
Mrball
05 June 2018
Version: 3.1.7
Great program. version 3.1.7 incredibly slow
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5
Moogan
05 May 2018
Version: 3.1.6
Reliable and easy to use. Having used this for many years it works effectively and is straightforward in operation. Developer seems fair with no costly yearly upgrade pricing as well.
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5
mzulgis
03 May 2018
Version: 3.1.4
Excellent, reliable app, combining ease of use with rock solid scheduled backups and a flawless cloning function to boot. Simply can't go wrong with SuperDuper! Highly recommended and far better than anything else out there.
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Max-G
26 April 2018
Version: 3.1.4
Great app, use it for many years now. However, with the latest version(s) it is not possible to backup to consecutive external disks without restarting the app. If not restarted, SD gives a reading error after a couple of minutes.
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5
Robgor
07 April 2018
Version: 3.1.4
If I could leave a higher rating I surely would. I've been using SuperDuper for well over a decade to make regular bootable clones of my Mac. Along with off-site backup routines, SuperDuper has provided peace of mind to have a bootable clone at the ready in case disaster strikes. I never needed it to restore a drive... until now. After an OS update mysteriously bricked my system, I had to reformat and restore from the SuperDuper backup. The restore process went flawlessly, restoring my Mac to its original state before the errant update, bringing a happy ending to an otherwise frustrating and stressful ordeal. I was in touch with the developer of Shirt Pocket, who provided quick and incredible support. I cannot speak more highly of this amazing and essential app. Get it today and rest easy.
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Yazarim
20 March 2018
Version: 3.1.4
72 hours (and it has not finished yet, I think it will reach the 90) to clone my startup disk to a new external. 400 Gigas, but… Is it normal? I have been happily using the application for years and years, but do not remember anything similar
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5
propersoft
17 March 2018
Version: 3.1.4
great app to move data between drives
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5
Diarbyrag
02 February 2018
Version: 3.1.4
I have used SD for many years now and I would not be without it, it has saved my bacon several times, Shirt Pocket are the best, I had one small problem ( the first ever with SD ) after updating to High Sierra, I contacted the dev and it was fixed in less time than it takes to roast a chicken ! Cannot recommend it highly enough, worth every penny.
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Aargl
13 January 2018
Version: 3.1.1
Though their site says "v3.1.2... is compatible with macOS 10.9", well... No, it's not!
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5
Nicozen
13 January 2018
Version: 3.1.1
I've been using SuperDuper for 10 years. The app has always performed flawlessly, the support is legendary, with the developer himself responding often in less than an hour. All updates have been free. The best Mac local backup app for true peace of mind.
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5
heron-1
13 December 2017
Version: 3.1.1
absolutely indispensable it's the first thing i look for when updating my system... to make sure superduper will run on it saved my ass several times
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5
Fishboy
13 December 2017
Version: 3.1.1
Solid product and one of the most popular applications for your Mac. The best copy/clone/backup you can buy. Read the reviews from other customers and you will see the highest possible satisfaction ratings. I first purchased in 2009 and have never had an issue with any copied drive. We Initiate multiple backups daily, and SuperDuper has always performed flawlessly. Highly recommended.
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Moxiesozo
21 November 2017
Version: 3.0.1
I have researched the features page, the FAQ, and even visited the chat forums at ShirtPocket. Unless I've missed it, SuperDuper does NOT allow for cloning of the Recovery Partition / re-partitioning a drive to create & clone a Recovery Partition. This seems like a huge disadvantage compared to Carbon Copy Cloner.
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5
Philosopherdog
21 November 2017
Version: 3.0.1
I used to use CCC until the developer left me high and dry with a fairly minor OSX update. I had dropped over $50 and he wanted me to pay again. I'm a developer so I'm not a cheap skate about software, but I was unimpressed. Switched over to SuperDuper! and have been happy since. Rock solid, legendary app on the platform. Awesome developer who personally answers emails. The changed filesystem on High Sierra must have caused a lot of headaches, but he cranked out an update for free to existing customers. Totally impressed by this app. The app also has a ton of hidden power features. Definitely buy this app and support this awesome product and developer.
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5
Fishboy
21 November 2017
Version: 3.0.1
Solid Five Stars. Still the most reliable way to make a bootable backup.
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5
steveobrienproductions
13 November 2017
Version: 3.0
SuperDuper is always my first install with each new computer. Used it for years now with zero problems. I have rarely needed to reach out to the developer, but when I do, the response (and solution) are always faster than expected, even with paid programs. The main point to share with you is that reliability and upgrades are simply unbeatable. I have tried other programs in the backup category, yet SuperDuper remains my top choice.
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5
Diarbyrag
10 November 2017
Version: 3.0
Superduper is absolutely the best, does exactly and reliably what is needed to create full bootable backups in case of accidents or emergencies, the fact that this is a free update speaks volumes about the dev and the loyalty and trust of his customers, cheers !
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Iliketrash
10 November 2017
Version: 3.0
This is rock-solid backup software. I do an incremental backup twice a week to two external drives. It saved my a** several years ago when my main drive went belly up. But I'm not a fan of the klugey interface and I'm not a fan of its crappy schedule feature which relies on Apple's Energy Saver System Preference which is so dumbed-down that you can't get a decent wake-up schedule defined. (The best I can do is have my computer wake itself up five days a week even though I need it to wake up only two days a week.) Boo, SD! And, oh, yea—best customer service ever. I always get a reply within hours if not minutes when I contact the developer.
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5
Meitnik
09 November 2017
Version: 3.0
Rare app and developer....clear, honest, inventive, and supportive. I have suggested this wonderful app to others over the years. Rock on sir!
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Fariborz
09 November 2017
Version: 3.0
My old serial number works fine with this new version (3.0). Thank you very much for your support. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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5
Shk747
09 November 2017
Version: 3.0
7* for this superb app., the must for every serious mac-user and far better than anything around including time machine. ;-)
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5
piquadratpi2
09 November 2017
Version: 3.0
For me SuperDuper! is one of the most important app for backup the system and restore it again. I use it since v1 and with all systems of Apple. No problem ever. And it is very fast and easy to use. Now in the last version 3 it supports the new filesystem APFS but HFS+ still is supported! A big thank you to the developer!
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5
Mhoutman
09 November 2017
Version: 3.0
For so many years the only app to go to make a bootable external drive. Simple yet elegant and one can't live without. Now also with APFS support. Even more important is kind and fast support. Also don't forget the free updates... Highly recommended :)
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5
Foulger
06 November 2017
Version: 2.9.2
One of the two best. The GREAT thing is it clones Time Machine Backups. I found this by accident and as far as I know, no other cloning software does this plus "APFS coming soon"
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5
Pjot
30 September 2017
Version: 2.9.2
Superior software, essential even if you have Time Machine backups. I've been using SuperDuper! for many a year, it never failed me. And I don't remember ever paying for an upgrade.
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