SuperDuper, also refers to SuperDuper!, is a great backup and cloning program that come with easy-to-use interface and understandable simple language. It is simple to understand and simple to restore. One of the most outstanding features of SuperDuper is that it can make a bootable backup, and the built-in scheduler will make the backup up-to-date.
To be specific, backup all data on your computer, then boot from that backup and you’ll find everything just there on the backup disk instead of just on the main hard drive. When you delete an important file mistakenly or encounter hard drive failure, restoring is just this simple, no need to reinstall related drivers. For detailed information, please see SuperDuper User Guide.
Nevertheless, SuperDuper works only for Mac OS that installed on Apple computer. Is there a SuperDuper for Windows? Unfortunately, the answer is negative. Shirt Pocket does not make a Windows version of this excellent software.
SuperDuper Equivalent for Windows
Don’t be discouraged. Although SuperDuper does not have a Windows version, we have SuperDuper Windows alternative. Search on the Internet and you’ll find tons of so-called equivalents to this program on the market. Which is the most reliable one?
First, we need to know if the software duplicates the function of SuperDuper. SuperDuper has “Backup” function that can actually be booted. If the equivalent cannot provide the same feature, it should have “backup” and “Make Bootable Media” features instead. Besides, the backup that SuperDuper created keeps up-to-date version. So the equivalent should at least have schedule option to choose.
Second, we need to know if the chosen software can achieve the intention of backup and restore. Besides, it should have user-friendly interface and easy to understand for all users. Clear language ensures the end result is exactly what you intended.
Finally, it would be better if more helpful features are built-in. For example, when do you the scheduled backup to external hard drive, incremental backup or differential backup combination saves lots of destination storage in deed. Full backup takes much more disk space than incremental or differential one. You can learn differences between them in incremental & differential backup.
SuperDuper Windows Equivalent – AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper Professional is a program like SuperDuper for Windows 10, 7, 8.1/8, XP and Vista. This software provides all covered features that are necessary for SuperDuper Windows clone and backup. To make a bootable backup and let it up-to-date, let me walk you through these steps to achieve the intention. In the first place, download (30-day free trial) and install this software.
Step 1: insert USB or CD/DVD and create bootable media using this software. AOMEI Backupper will be pre-installed on the bootable drive.
Step 2: connect the external drive that you used to store backups. Go Backup > Disk Backup to backup everything including system programs and files, personal data on your hard drive. Next, select the source disk and destination path.
Step 3: click Schedule to set auto backup. You have Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event-trigger options to select from. Click Start Backup to run the backup immediately or only add the schedule.
*System Backup, Partition Backup and File Backup are available depending on your needs.
*Scheme: manage backup image storage by automatically delete old backups.
*Backup to NAS, network shared, USB flash drive, thumb drive, etc. is supportable.
*If you need some particular files in the disk image, you can explore images from My Computer.
From now on, you have an up-to-date disk backup and a bootable device. Once you encounter system crush or need to do restore due to other reasons, just boot your Windows via the USB or CD disc and perform disk restore.
Windows Clone via AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper provides Disk Clone, System Clone and Partition Clone that can help you clone bootable internal hard drive to external hard drive or SSD for duplicating or disk upgrading. The Disk Clone can reach the same effect you want in SuperDuper. That is to say, after cloning, you can boot from the target disk directly. If keep two disks installed, boot priority in BIOS needs to be changed to the second hard drive.
Step 1: connect the target disk to your computer. Launch AOMEI Backupper and go Clone > Disk Clone.
Step 2: select the source disk and the destination disk in turn.
Step 3: click Start Clone.
*By default, AOMEI Backupper clone hard drive with intelligent mode, i.e. clone only used blocks of the source hard drive. This allows you to clone larger hard drive to smaller.
*Sector by sector clone: it will clone every section on the hard drive and requires the target disk is equal to or larger than the source disk. This mode can be used to recover deleted files and partitions.
*Tick Align partition to optimise for SSD box if the target disk is a SSD.
Important: disk to disk clone in laptop needs USB-to-SATA cable. However, some USB bridge chips reserve some spare sectors to store internal data on the hard drive, which means when using USB interface, reported maximum LBA to your PC is smaller than when using native SATA controller. More important, partition mapping might be incompatible with the altered maximum LBA settings. That would slow down the cloning speed and might caused target disk cannot boot. Therefore, it is advised to try the backup & restore method in laptops. For more information, please see SONY laptop hard drive upgrade.
As the SuperDuper equivalent for Windows, AOMEI Backupper does a good job in this aspect. In fact, the purposes of SuperDuper and AOEMI Backupper are the same: protect computer well and manage data better. Once disaster happens, all important data can be saved and restored. As long as keep a good backup habit, things become easier.