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TRI-EDRE is pleased to announce the avaibility of Clone X 4

Clone X is a disk copy utility for Mac OS X, native for Intel.

Clone X features the copy of an entire disk to another disk. Copies are fully functional. Clone X provides restoration features as well.

Clone X offers a set of tools to efficiently do your copies, including:

- the copy of entire disk with all their caracteristics, applications, users and their documents and settings
- the copy of disks, without the Users data (for example to create a master that can be used to install the same System and applications on different machines).
- the restoration of your disk, to put it back into a previous state and contents (as it was during the copy).
- the creation of disk with a minimal System (for a small or emergency disk, for test, etc.).
- disks comparison.

Clone X was specially designed for Mac OS X (10.6 or later).

This version can be downloaded here:


A trial version is available and features all functions.

Comparison with Version 3:

- Clone X 4 now copies hard links, meta data, and extended attributes.
- Clone X 4 is faster than Clone X 3 (1.5 time faster on our test machine).
- Clone X 4 interface is more simple to use, focuses on ease of use for a majority of users.
- Clone X 4 is compatible with Mac OS Lion (10.7)

What's new in this version?

Version 4.3.2
- Minor changes and improvements.

Version 4.3.1
- Minor changes and improvements.

Version 4.3.0
- Compatibility Yosemite Mac OS X 10.10

- Minor changes and improvements.

Version 4.2.9
- Compatibility Yosemite Mac OS X 10.10

- Minor changes and improvements.

Version 4.2.8
- New button to add filters to exclude iLife and iWork applications in minimal System (results in a smaller disk).
- Correction of errors that could be reported when copying iCloud temporary items.
- Minor changes and improvements.

Version 4.2.7
Minor changes and improvements.
- Compatible Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.9.

Version 4.2.6
- Improved handling of bad ejections of volumes (unplugged).
- Correction of a small memory leak.
- Correction of a bug that may prevent launch on some 10.8 systems.

Version 4.2.5
- Solved an issue with 10.8.2 on some machine, the clone may get stuck at login screen.
- Various minor improvements for Mac OS 10.7 and 10.8.

Version 4.2.4
- Boot volume is displayed in menus.

- Some enhancements for retina display.
- Better handling of full destinations.
- It's now impossible to set the Boot volume as destination.

Version 4.2.3
- Solved a problem with the Save and Execute tool for Network volumes.

- Several major code modifications.

Version 4.2.2
- Retina Display compatible.
- Improved behavior with OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.0)
- Several major code modifications.
- Corrected: On some French Systems, OS 10.8 may not correctly detect the language and use English instead of French.

Version 4.2.1
- This version is compatible with OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.0).

Version 4.2.0
- Minimal System: Clone X displays filters only from the current source volume.
- Minimal System: Xcode 4.3 new path is now excluded by default.
- French localization update.
- Bad detection of a few GUID disks using FileVault 2 and Mac OS 10.7.3 corrected.
- Correctly detects all OS Versions in all volumes.
- Several code improvement.
- Application is now signed.

Version 4.1.1
- Clone X 4 does not copy local TimeMachine snapshot folder (Lion).

- Minor user interface update.

Version 4.1.0
- Boot Camp not supported warning is now displayed.
- Minimal System: Clone X automatically adds new filters for items at volumes's root level that are not created by the System.
- Clone X displays OS Version in Summary window if the volume contains a System.
- Compatible with Mac OS 10.7.2.

- Corrected a problem that may cause Clone X 4 crash when refreshing volume menus.
- Better handling of Aliases under Mac OS 10.7 (Lion).
- Various minor corrections for better copy and behavior under Lion.
- User guide updated.

Version 4.0.2
- Clone X can create a disk image on a remote volume automatically. (on TimeCapsule or shared disks on the Network).
- Clone X is now compatible with Clone X 3 remote disk images.

- Minimal System: Clone X excludes non-apple applications in sub folders of Applications folder.
- Better handling of symlinks in specific cases.
- Clone X forces the copy of files if size is different and attributes are the same.
- Clone X reloads Volumes menu if a volume is mounted or unmounted in the Finder.
- Problem in Filters management for Mini System copy corrected.
- Keep fsevents uuid for destination volume.
- Minor changes in error handling and interface behavior.

Version 4.0.1
- Minor updates of the French localization.
- Minor changes in the User Interface.

Version 4.0.0
Brand new version of Clone X, it includes latests Apple technologies to create fast and reliable copies of your System.

Clone X 4 needs Mac OS 10.6 or 10.7. It's a full 64 Bits application.

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