has released CopyCatX 5.0. for Mac OS X ( This updated version of their drive duplication software offers faster performance, file and folder copying, a streamlined and easier-to-use interface, and compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”).

CopyCatX utilizes sector copying instead of the “file-by-file” copy employed by most backup software. Sector copying enables the user to retain every detail of the original drive –from bootablity to the icon locations. CopyCatX is neither file system nor OS dependent; it can y make an identical copy of Mac, Linux, Windows, TiVo or other drives.

In addition to copying the entire volume or device, the latest version of CopyCatX offers the option to copy specific files or folders. This allows the users to copy only the essential file(s) they want to back up, and not spend time backing up the entire device. Presets for Mail, Pictures, Movies and other user files are available to make backing up even faster. An option to shut down the computer when the duplication has completed has also been added.

CopyCatX 5.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or above. It’s available at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US $59.95 plus shipping for the CD version or $49.95 for download only.
Users who have purchased CopyCatX 4 or below can upgrade to 5.0 for $19.95 (download) and $29.95 (CD media) plus shipping. Proof of purchase is required. Free upgrades (download) are available for CopyCatX users purchased within the past 180 days.