For the last couple of years, I had been using Mac OS X 10.6 on my Macbook Pro 2.4 Ghz. I started to face many performance issues (as web browsers became unresponsive, applications took infinity time to launch). It seemed that the entire OS X hard disk had become badly fragmented. The hard drive was practically dying and the install began acting flaky. At this stage, I had the option to clone my Mac hard drive to an external drive and then swap the cloned disk back or use the Mac drive clone to restore the original drive to a defragged state.
The cloning process involves creating an exact bootable copy or replica of the Mac hard drive. A drive clone usually replicates all the data and applications on the source hard disk along with any set preferences. As the preferences are also copied over to the clone, this eliminates the need to troubleshoot or reconfigure them again on the destination hard drive. I finally decided to go for cloning my troubled hard drive to get away with all the critical drive problems quickly. I searched on the net to find out a flawless tool to help me easily create the Mac drive clone. I ended up using one software named ‘Stellar Drive Clone’. Besides cloning, the software had other advanced options like imaging and restore. First off, I created a hard drive clone with the help of this tool and then, restored the drive from this clone using the same software.
Stellar Drive Clone saved my precious time and hard work, as I found instructions on each navigation screen that guided me through the entire process of cloning. It gave me two options for creating the disk clone, i.e. ‘Clone without resizing’ and ‘Clone with resizing’. The ‘Clone with resizing’ method allows resizing the source drive on the destination drive, if the latter is greater in size than the former. I went with the resizing option to allow space distribution among other volumes on the destination drive.
This utility made the whole process look easy, facile, and convenient. It also enabled me to create a Minimal system with Apple’s default applications and the required system files and folders. This feature is useful to boot the Mac computer in the event of an OS X crash or hard drive failure. Further, this Mac drive clone tool is designed to work on the latest Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.