SuperDuper, also referred to as SuperDuper!, is a fantastic backup and cloning program that comes with an easy-to-use interface and uses understandable simple language. SuperDuper’s features are that it can make reliable bootable backups and has a built-in scheduler to keep your backups up to date.
This allows you to backup all data on your computer and then boot from backups where you’ll find everything from the computer that you backed. This means that when you delete an important file mistakenly or encounter hard drive failure, you can easily restore your system or files without needing to reinstall/restore your entire computer. For detailed information, please see the SuperDuper User Guide.
Unfortunately, SuperDuper only works on Mac OS on Apple computers (PS: Backup software for Mac). So, does SuperDuper have a Windows version? Afraid not. At the moment Shirt Pocket doesn’t make a Windows version of this amazing backup program.
Let’s find a SuperDuper Equivalent for Windows
Even though SuperDuper doesn’t have a Windows version, we can still find good backup software on the internet. Unfortunately, when we search Google loads of results for apparently equivalent programs come up. How can we know which ones are reliable?
First, we need to check if the programs duplicate the functions of SuperDuper and if they include a ‘Backup’ feature that is actually producing bootable backups. If the program doesn’t have a bootable backup function, then we need to check whether it contains both a ‘backup’ feature and a ‘bootable media’ creation tool. If it has both of these, then the last thing we need to check is whether it has the ability to schedule backups so that they are always kept up to date.
Next, we need to check if the software has the ability to backup and restore data in a user-friendly manner without including loads of jargon. If it doesn’t use clear language, then we need to find another program as just one mistake could cost you all of your data.
Lastly, we should look for an application that has a range of useful functions baked into it. For example, when you schedule a back up to external hard drive, it should have the option to choose incremental or differential backups as these are a great way to save drive space. If you choose to do a full backup it will take up much more space and take longer to complete than an incremental or differential backup. You can learn the differences between the different types of backups in our article on incremental & differential backups.
The Best SuperDuper Windows Equivalent to Protect Your Data
AOMEI Backupper Professional Edition is our recommended SuperDuper Windows equivalent backup application. It has all of the features of SuperDuper but importantly works on Windows and is compatible with multiple versions (Windows 10, 8.1/8, 7, and XP). AOMEI Backupper provides you will the ability to backup and clone your drive, utilize incremental or differential backups, and create bootable backups. Now, we will walk through how to create a bootable backup in AOMEI Backupper.
Luckily AOMEI gives every user a 30-day free trial. So please download and install the software before we begin.
Step 1. Insert a USB or CD/DVD and create a bootable media using AOMEI Backupper. Once the process has been completed the program will be pre-installed on the bootable drive.
Step 2. Connect the external drive that you will use to your store backups. Go to Backup > Disk Backup in order to backup everything on your drive including the system programs and files and personal data. You should select the source disk and destination path.
Step 3. Click Schedule to set up ‘auto backup’. You have either Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event-trigger options to select from. Click Start Backup to run the backup immediately or just add it to the schedule.
System Backup, Partition Backup, and File Backup are all available depending on your needs.
Scheme: manage your backup images by automatically deleting old backups.
Backing up to NAS, network storage, USB drives, thumb drive, etc. are all supported.
If you need a particular file in the disk image, you can explore images from My Computer.
After following the guide above you will always have up to date disk backups and a bootable device in case anything goes wrong. If you do experience hardware failure or a system crash just boot into Windows via the USB and perform a disk restore.
Clone Bootable Hard Drive via AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper’s Disk Clone feature has the same effect as using SuperDuper, yet it works perfectly on Windows PCs. AOMEI Backupper provides Disk Clone, System Clone, and Partition Clone tools that can help you clone bootable internal hard drives to external hard drives or SSDs, either for duplication purposes or for disk upgrades. The cloning tools will allow you to boot directly from the cloned drive, however, if you choose to leave both drives in the system you will need to change the BIOS order in order to boot from the cloned drive.
Step 1. Connect the target disk to your computer and launch AOMEI Backupper. Next, click on Clone > Disk Clone.
Step 2. Select the source disk and the destination disk.
Step 3. Click Start Clone.
By default, AOMEI Backupper clones hard drives using intelligent mode. This means that it only clones the used blocks on the source drive. This allows you to clone larger hard drive to smaller ones.
Sector by sector clone feature clones every section on the hard drive. This requires the target disk to be equal to or larger than the source disk. This mode can be used to recover deleted files and partitions.
Tick SSD Alignment if you are cloning your hard drive to an SSD.
Important: If you want to clone your disk using a laptop you will need a USB-to-SATA cable. Some USB bridge chips reserve some spare sectors to store internal data on the hard drive, this means that when you use a USB interface the reported maximum LBA will be smaller than when you use a native SATA controller. This can lead to the partition mapping function being incompatible with the altered maximum LBA settings and results in the cloning speeds slowing down. In some cases, it may even cause the target disk to be unbootable. As a result, we recommend you use the backup and restore method on laptops. For more information on this, please see SONY laptop hard drive upgrade.
When you’re considering a SuperDuper alternative for Windows, AOMEI Backupper does a fantastic job. Both SuperDuper and AOMEI Backupper are designed to protect users, their systems, and help them manage their data. Once disaster strikes both SuperDuper and AOMEI Backupper can help you recover all of your important data and restore it to your new system (make sure you regularly backup your data).
If you want to protect an unlimited number of computers within your company, you should choose AOMEI Backupper Technician Edition. With the inbuilt AOMEI Image Deploy tool, you are will be able to deploy/restore system image files on a server-side computer to multiple client-side computers over your network.