How do I clone a Mac drive that also has an NTFS partition on it?

Discussion in 'Backup Software' started by Mark F, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Mark F

    Mark F Guest

    How do I clone a Mac drive that has an NTFS partition on it?

    I haven't had a Mac before but I need to get a Mac that I will also
    run Bootcamp and perhaps a VMware virtual machine on that uses a full
    partition rather than a container file for the virtual system's drive.

    The drive will therefore have Mac partitions, one or more NTFS
    partition on it, plus whatever diagnostic partitions that Macs
    come with.

    Is there a disk clone program that works? (I have various Acronis
    products, but the Acronis site says that non of their products
    work for Mac disks.

    I think I have to run "forensic" software which will do sector by
    sector copying, but I'm not sure all such programs will work with
    Mac disks. (I typically use X-Ways products, so my first thought
    is X-Ways Imager and I am waiting for them to say that their
    product supports such functionality.)

    My disk will be at least 50% full and only a few hundred gigabytes.
    Since my Windows systems typically have 3 terabytes of data on them
    backing up a couple of gigabytes extra is not an issue.

    I'd like to use software that can change the partition sizes
    for the output during the copy, rather than just sector by sector

    Thanks for your help.
    Mark F, Feb 9, 2013
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  2. Mark F


    Feb 26, 2013
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    That is a dangerous way to change your partition size, so that the lost data is overwritten. And you should remember that the faster you unformat the hard drive, the more chance you'll have to recover your lost data.
    Jimes118, Mar 12, 2013
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