Backup and Restoration Utility for Mac
Carbon Copy Cloner 5 is a disk cloning utility that allows preserving all macOS and personal data on a bootable volume. The use of the utility is a convenient way to restore both data and settings in several easy steps, thereby saving time and productivity. By virtue of cloning a whole drive, Carbon Copy Cloner 5 allows quickly restoring files that are lost to either data corruption or an error.
The backup process conducted with the help of Carbon Copy Cloner 5 is not characterized by the ease of use. It has to do with the fact that each step in the process has several options that are bewildering to novice users and, therefore, can lead to errors. Furthermore, instead of using the word “backup” for the process, the developers of the utility opted for the confusing word “clone.” If you are a seasoned user, you won’t be perplexed by the abovementioned peculiarities.
The restoration of data with Carbon Copy Cloner 5 is a much more straightforward procedure than the backup process. All user has to do is to drag the needed files to their Mac. Unfortunately, the restore speed is lacking – only 1.12GB per minute. But since the utility’s focus is on backup, it is not so important. The backup speed, on the other hand, is much better – 1.65GB per minute. However, Carbon Copy Cloner 5 is outpaced by some of its competitors in this regard.
Just like the majority of backup utilities for Mac, Carbon Copy Cloner 5 doesn’t have the compression feature, which can be critical for users with limited storage space. Nonetheless, the utility boasts a useful Smart Update feature, which conducts an incremental backup, thereby reducing storage space.
A license for non-commercial use of Carbon Copy Cloner 5 is sold at $39.99.
- The update eliminates a threat of data loss associated with APFS formatted disk images
Developer: Bombich Software, Inc.
- Intel, 64-bit processor
- OS X 10.10 or later