SuperDuper! Review

by Shirt Pocket (USA)


If you are a Mac owner, we recommend you an excellent tool to create a bootable backup: SuperDuper!. The software allows diversifying your backups beyond Time Machine, boasting some significant advantages and creating an exact clone of your internal disk.

SuperDuper! tools make backups easy and straightforward. The software interface will show you drop-down menus control thanks to which you can choose what action perform. You’ll be able to pick the kind of backup you need: Erase and copy, Copy different files and Copy new files. All data will be added to the backup disk, but not removed. If you don’t want to fill up the drive, select Smart Update that keeps your boot image current updating the rest of your backup files at the same time.

It’s also possible to create Sandbox backups that make testing updates quick and painless: simply put, the result is a bootable copy of your system – drivers, software and system updates included-, stored on another partition or hard drive, sharing your personal data with the original. You can easily use it as your startup volume, and you system will run again in minutes. The Sandbox is a resource-limited environment where you can work, test new apps, edit and share documents and OS updates without worry. You can pick from two types of sandbox backups that make restoring files from an external drive straightforward.

After the backup is complete, it’s possible to make SuperDuper! perform actions: schedule, put to sleep the computer, eject the target drive, and more. Your backup files can be located with Finder, and you can restore them saving the backup to the original location or dragging them back.

Customer support is available via email. You can download the SuperDuper free version, but functionalities are limited to backup and drives clone. If you want to unlock Smart Update, scheduling, Sandboxes, scripting and other features you need to buy the paid version for $27.95.


SuperDuper! works very well with Time Machine, the Apple’s backup solution. The software boasts standout features, and it’s among the best Mac backup applications.

Usability: 8.5 /10 Speed: 8.5 /10 Features: 8 /10 Support: 8 /10 Pricing: 9 /10

Users Reviews

One Comment

  1. worth having

    Easy to install and operate. This program will save you are not comfortable with disassembling Mac to replace the HD. Clonezilla can be a good alternative.


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