You use your Mac both for personal as well as professional works. The professional users, who use Mac to accomplish their official works, store a number of critical business information in their drives. The home users use their Macs only for personal works, like watching movies, listening to songs, playing games or other similar activities. Though the data stored in personal Macs are not important in terms of money, there are many memorable photos, videos and audio files, which are almost priceless. With such precious data in the hard drive, if the drive fails, the loss can be beyond any explanation. That is why, it is advised to safe-guard valuable data in the Mac hard drive from unexpected instances of hard drive failure by hard drive cloning.
‘Hard drive cloning’ or ‘disk cloning’ is an innovative technology based on the copy and paste technique. In simple words, Cloning is a process of copying the contents of an entire hard disk or selected region to another hard disk or image file. Cloning helps in keeping a second copy of your important data safe, which can be used in case you lose your data to the failure of the original hard drive.
Disk Utility provides an option to help you create a clone of your Mac media. Below process will guide you clone the hard disk, using Disk Utility:
Boot your system from the Mac OS X start-up disk that had come with your Mac. While booting continuously press the key, ‘C’ from the keyboard.
Select your preferred language and from the menu bar, click Utilities > Disk Utility.
In Disk Utility, click the tab, ‘Restore’ and select the source drive, which you want to clone. Similarly, select the destination drive in which you want to save the clone image.
Finally, click the button ‘Restore’ and the destination drive will have a complete copy of your hard drive.
But, there are certain doubt over this process, as Apple has never promoted the option, ‘Restore’ for cloning drives. Moreover, the option may be meant for backing up image of your Mac hard drive rather than creating another bootable copy of your original hard drive.
Hence, for cloning you must prefer a full-fledged Mac drive clone utility, like Stellar Drive Clone. Drive Clone is a complete cloning utility with option to create either an image of an exact replica of your source hard drive. Apart from creating image of the entire hard drive or any specific folders, the software also allows resizing volumes on the destination drive. Moreover, with distinguished cloning options and interactive graphical user interfaces, Stellar Drive Clone is much easier to use in comparison to Disk Utility.