• Stellar Drive Clone

Stellar Drive Clone

Helpful Mac cloning software that creates exact replicas of Mac hard drives and partitions


Complete Mac Hard Drive Cloning utility that clones and creates disk image of the Mac hard drive and volumes. The cloned hard drive can be used as a ready-to-use copy of the original hard drive, while the image file can be useful in restoring the data, in case of any data loss or inaccessibility.

  • Mac Cloning - Creates an exact copy of hard drive and logical volumes
  • Disk Imaging - Creates image of any volume or entire Mac hard drive
  • Restore - Option to restore volume from a folder or image file
  • Mac Backup - Back up all the important files/folders in a volume
  • Support Cloning of Mac Encrypted hard drives and volumes
  • Compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan
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Key Features

The Mac cloning software conveniently clones Macintosh HD, Recovery HD and Network Volumes to another destination. It can Image, Restore important data and further create a Bootable Clone of your entire Mac system.

Clones Mac Hard Drive & Volumes icon

Clones Mac Hard Drive & Volumes

Creates a clone of any Mac based volume or the entire hard drive to another hard drive, network drive, volume, or folder. In situations of a system crash, hard drive damage, etc. the cloned hard drive can be used as a backup drive. This feature can also be useful if you want to take a full system backup.

Clones Solid State Drive (SSD) to Mac Drive icon

Clones Solid State Drive (SSD) to Mac Drive

Stellar Drive Clone has extended support to clone or copy the exact contents of a solid-state drive to your Mac hard drive. SSD drives are comparatively faster than traditional magnetic disks. They are less susceptible to damage; however, you may face data loss on these drives. To avert the possibility of any data disaster, you can create a clone of your SSD drive using this Mac Drive Clone utility.

Creates Image of Mac Hard Drive & Volume icon

Creates Image of Mac Hard Drive & Volume

Provides option to create disk image of any Mac hard drive or volumes. The hard drive image stores the content of the entire hard drive and can be useful in case of any instance of data loss or inaccessibility. The image file created through Stellar Drive Clone takes less storage space, as it ignores the bad sectors and unused file space in the source drive or volume.

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Back up Files & Folders in a Partition

With this Mac cloning software, you can select the files or folders of your choice in any partition on your Mac and create a back up file of the same. You can further go for ‘Schedule Periodic Backup’ (daily, weekly, or monthly) and the software will do the task of its own. The good thing is that you can also backup a removable media.

Restores Mac Data from a Folder or an Image icon

Restores Mac Data from a Folder or an Image

With the 'Restore' feature, the software restores the volume to its original state by copying back all the data from the cloned folder or hard drive image file. Note that the data restoration process through Stellar Drive Clone is much faster than that of the manual method.

Resizes Volumes on Destination Drive icon

Resizes Volumes on Destination Drive

Usually, after the hard drive cloning process, if the destination drive has more space, then the remaining extra space becomes useless and no data can be saved on the same. To utilize the entire space of the hard drive, Stellar Drive Clone provides option to resize the volumes on the destination drive.

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Support for ExFAT file system

Besides supporting HFS, HFS+ and FAT based drives, the software also performs cloning for exFAT based volumes or drives. With the help of this feature, you can also clone a flash drive formatted with exFAT file system. Further, the software can clone any NTFS formatted drive to exFAT formatted drive in Mac OSX.

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Support for MBR Partition Map scheme

With Stellar Drive Clone, you get the advantage of cloning hard disks formatted with MBR (Master Boot Record) partition map scheme. This is a native partitioning scheme for DOS and Windows disks. It is also used for devices that support DOS or Windows compatible file formats such as memory cards.

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Preferences to Personalize End-Task Activities

This feature of the software allows you to customize the end-task activities of Mac hard drive imaging or cloning. The feature includes options to set various preferences, such as 'Play Sound', 'Send system to sleep', and 'Shutdown system'when the job of cloning or imaging gets finished. You can also set preferences to check for Stellar Drive Clone updates at a scheduled day.

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Option to Create Bootable DMG

Provides an option to create a Bootable DMG, which can help boot Mac, in case of any instance of system failure or crash. You can include multiple applications, depending upon the space on the media and run them from the Bootable USB as well. You do not need to copy the Mac Drive Clone application to the Bootable Media, as it exists as an in-built application.

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Option to Create Mac Minimal System

Creates a minimal system with all the necessary system files, which works as a real system with bare minimum features. The Minimal System created through Stellar Drive Clone includes Apple's default applications, all the files/folders on the desktop and the applications selected by you. This system provides an empty user's folder with all the default preferences. Moreover, booting from a minimal system is faster than the Bootable Media.




The time required for creating a clone of the Mac hard drive depends on several factors:

Data transfer speed of the source and destination drive

Quantity of data

Alignment and size distribution of the files stored in the source hard drive

Data transfer method

Processor's speed and architecture

Performance of the hardware interface


Stellar Drive Clone performs cloning of drives and volumes that are formatted with HFS, HFS+, FAT, and exFAT. The software can also clone an NTFS-formatted drive to exFAT drive. If your source drive has an HFS+ partition, FAT partition, and NTFS partition, this cloning tool will copy all data from your FAT and HFS+ partitions to the destination drive with similar partitions and clone the NTFS partition into an exFAT partition on this drive. The cloned copy of the hard drive will contain data in all the three partitions. Note: Stellar Drive Clone utility clones Windows BootCamp partition to ExFAT partition.

Read: How to clone Macintosh HD and BootCamp partition to another drive?

No, the bootable media created using this cloning software can only be used to boot the same or identical system on which it is created. If you created a bootable media on an Intel machine, it cannot be used on a machine having a PowerPC processor.


Yes, the software can easily clone any particular volume of your system to a connected network drive using the 'Clone volume to a network drive' option in the 'Clone' window.


Yes, the software clones hard drives by providing you an option to resize volumes on the destination drive. You can increase the size of the volumes on destination drive to have just two partitions.


You can set preferences to 'play sound', 'send system to sleep' and 'shut down system', once the hard drive imaging/cloning process gets finished. You can also set the preferences to check for the latest Drive Clone software updates, as per the selected option (Daily, Weekly, and Monthly).

Steps to set the end-task preferences:


Yes. You can clone the data of any NTFS formatted volume. However, the cloned volume will be saved as exFAT file system.


The software does not support Power PC any longer.

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User Comments

Paul Ramirez


Stellar Drive Clone saved my important data after my Mac shut down abruptly while upgrading to macOS Sierra.



I used Stellar Drive Clone application for creating a bootable clone of my OS X 2012 with a 1000 GB HD. Though the process was somewhat time-consuming after a period, it has successfully created my bootable clone along with a recovery partition.



With Stellar Drive Clone, my backups are always up-to-date and ready for quick restoration.

James pattinson


Best cloning software for cloning SSDs to a network hard drive.

Carl Odell


There are couples of reasons I choose to clone my MacBook Pro with Stellar Drive Clone software. Firstly, it allows making a full backup through a bootable clone copy of my Mac. Secondly, it allows cloning the Windows partition to an exfat file system. The exfat will not boot the Mac but it can take hold of the important files that lies on the BootCamp partition. Thirdly, the family license gives me option to back my 3 Macs.

David Gray


After the Time Machine application, I only rely on the Stellar Drive Clone for backing up the Macintosh HD



I created a bootable clone of my MBP 2012 with Stellar Drive Clone and it helped me access another MBP which was inaccessible for a month. Superb software.

Darren Ferraro


I was unable to clone my external hard drive to another partition with Disk Utility. The process repeatedly failed on OS X Yosemite. But with the Drive Clone software, the external hard drive got cloned without a fuss.

Richard Loo


My external hard drive cloned through CCC goes corrupt each time on my iMac. I couldn't find out the reasons for it. Just changed the software to Stellar Drive Clone and everything is fine.

Larry Moses


Once I wanted to create the dmg of my Macintosh hd but disk imaging would take forever time forcing me to abort. With Stellar it did took hours but the process was completed successfully.

Michael Bird


This was my first clone utility that I used to backup my Mac and it left a lasting impression on me. This is 2016 I have been using its V3.0. Keep on the good works guys.

Lyle Schroeder


I admit, it is one of the best available solutions for Mac hard drive backups.

Tommie Clemmer


Multiple user licenses were the only reason I prefer Stellar Drive Clone software to the other Mac cloning apps.

Molly Lane


I got this good streamlined Mac OS X utility to create a bootable clone of iMac 2011 with 500GB disk. Although, the process was time consuming but created the bootable clone along with the Recovery HD partition without any issue. Moreover, this software can also be used to create an image of entire Mac.

Christopher Blanco


Forget Time Machine data backup solution, Drive clone software works much better


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