Hard Disk Manager for Mac®

Hard Disk Manager for Mac®


Image, Restore, and Optimize your Mac Disks!

Paragon Hard Disk Manager for Mac® protects your data and optimizes your Mac at the disk level. The ONLY solution using powerful image based snapshot technology for backup with simple data recovery, advanced partitioning including bootcamp and fusion drive support, reliable data wiping algorithms, and much more…

Boost your productivity knowing that your data is protected and your Mac’s drive is set up for peak performance!

Complete Hard Disk Management

Covers all aspects of a Mac computer life cycle, beginning from drive partitioning and regular backup to system migration, disaster recovery and secure utilization of an outdated storage. You need two or more competitive utilities to have a similar set of functions.

Regular Data Protection

Sector-level data processing through the Paragon’s Snapshot enables to do live imaging of the entire Mac including OS, applications with great perfomance. Backup to VMDK opens up an easy migration to a virtual environment of VMware Fusion. Fast restore at a granular level allows to restore only needed files through the Finder by mounting backup image.

Bootable Recovery Media

Create a bootable USB-flash stick or external storage to restore OS X system volumes or accomplish drive partitioning when OS X fails to start up or SIP doesn’t allow to perform the operations.

Boot Camp Management

Anything you may need to effectively manage your Boot Camp Windows: backup, restore, repartitioning as well as boot correction capabilities.

Secure Wiping

10 military and governmental data wiping standards as well as support of the “SSD Trim” function to safely erase all on-disk data or only remnants of deleted files on traditional rotating platter disks or solid state drives.

Backup and Recovery

Sector-level imaging Enables to significantly reduce backup and recovery times while improving general performance.
Snapshot onboard Enables to take consistent snapshots of both inactive and in-use partitions, e.g. those that host Mac OS X, providing a coherent state of all open files involved in the process and taking into account that applications may still keep writing to disks.
Full images Help to secure your software environment, including OS, applications and data. Full copies of disks and partitions enable to recover your system to a working state within several minutes.
Core Storage Backup & Restore Supports Core Storage backup and restore (including FileVault2 and FusionDrive)
OS protection Any Windows or Mac OS X resided on your disks will be detected automatically. Just make your choice and let the program do the rest.
Incremental imaging Minimizes backup storage footprint for several time stamps of the same data.
pVHD support Paragon Virtual Hard Drive does away with all limitations of a standard virtual drive format, such as a poor compression ratio, lack of integrity control and encryption capabilities.
Backup destination pVHD images can be saved to a local volume, external storage (USB, FireWire, Thunderbolt) or a network share.
Fast bare-metal recovery OS X system volumes can be restored from a special bootable USB-flash stick or external disk in one action without the need of re-installing the operating system.
Selective restore You can mount an existing backup image in the read-only mode, thus getting access to its contents through the Finder. This option can help to quickly retrieve individual files without accomplishing a full restore operation.
Multi-platform backup Our program supports GPT and MBR disks formatted to any of OS X, Windows, and Linux file systems.

Advanced Partitioning

NEW  Partitioning in El Capitan In the latest OS X layout of the system disk is not allowed to modify by any third-party application until System Integrity Protection or SIP is deactivated, which is not an option for many users. Our program detects an active SIP and prompts to create and use a special bootable USB-flash stick or external disk to do drive partitioning.
NEW  Redistribute free space Increases free space on one partition by utilizing the unused space on the adjacent partition.
Resize/Move partition Enables to move the left or right border of the selected partition, thus not only resizing, but moving it on the disk.
Undelete partition Helps to find and recover any lost or accidentally deleted partition.
Convert partition table Helps to do non-destructive conversion between GPT (GUID Partition Table), MBR (Master Boot Record) or a hybrid GPT+MBR partition tables.
Change partition properties Mount or unmount a partition, set it active or inactive, change its identifier (ID), etc.
Rich file system support Create, format, resize, change properties of HFS+, NTFS, ExtFS, FAT and exFAT partitions.

Boot Camp Management

Resize Boot Camp Redistributes free space between Mac OS X and Windows OS volumes in Boot Camp with minimal effort.
Easy Windows OS migration Through restore of a Boot Camp image on a different Mac computer.
Fix Windows boot issues If a Windows OS doesn’t boot after replacing a failed hardware device or you’ve got any other boot issue resulted from a human or program error, or a boot virus activity, first try our boot repair tools before taking more radical actions.

Extra Functions

Copy disks and partitions By copying contents of your disk to a new larger one you can tackle the problem of free space shortage without reinstalling OS and applications. Besides the disk copying can be used as an alternative way of data protection.
Data wiping To irreversibly destroy all on-disk information or only remnants of deleted files and directories, thus making sure confidential data doesn’t fall into wrong hands together with your old disk.
Fix partition problems Checks integrity of a file system to detect and repair errors before copying data or performing drive partitioning.
NEW  Boot Media Builder Helps to create a bootable USB-flash stick or external storage to restore OS X system volumes or accomplish drive partitioning in El Capitan. The tool doesn’t delete all information from the drive, so you can write bootable files next to your personal data.
Easy System Integrity Protection disabling Disable System Integrity Protection easily and perform all needed operations with system partitions in OS X.
Software update center Get notifications about new updates and perform them by clicking only one button. That’s all you need to do to keep your software updated.

Supported Operating Systems

OS X 10.12 Sierra
OS X 10.11 El Capitan
OS X 10.10 Yosemite
OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Other Limitations

  • Support for VDI backup creation is removed from the UI (not implemented in the engine).
  • Support for VHD backup creation is removed from the UI (will be returned back in some future updates).
  • Disk management and backup operations with NTFS encrypted with the Bitlocker are not supported.
  • A default iCloud Keychain may need to be re-created after a full system restore.
  • Restore of a FAT32 volume can be done either as is or with resize up to 32GB, which is the Windows safe size FAT32 limitation.
  • The task scheduling is not included.
  • The convert file system feature is not included.
  • Resize for exFAT partitions is not allowed due to the exFAT licensing issues.
  • Backup & Restore of a Core Storage configuration to a brand new disk requires additional preparations.
Incremental backup

Regular data protection

If you develop a specific project on a day-to-day basis and have to make a backup every evening so as not to lose the progress of your efforts, you need to back up regularly. With Hard Disk Manager for Mac you can do an initial full image of individual volumes or entire system followed by incremental updates. By merging contents of an increment with its parental image you can optimize existing backup chains, as processing many increments in a chain during restoration takes extra time. This option can also help to save the backup storage space by getting rid of obsolete time stamps.

Boot Camp resize

Boot Camp partition resize

If initially allocated space for the Boot Camp Windows partition has turned out to be insufficient for your current needs, you can take some space from your Mac partition, thus redistributing the unused space between the partitions, and all that without the system restart.

Selective restore

Selective restore

You’ve accidentally lost your e-mail database. Restoring the whole backup image because of one file is long and irritating – with Hard Disk Manager for Mac you can extract data from backup images selectively, thus considerably saving your time.

Mac recovery

Mac disaster recovery

Your Mac fails to start up and you don’t even know what’s wrong with it. Use our bootable recovery media to start it up, find out what’s wrong with it, and finally get the system back on track or at least retrieve valuable information from the failed storage device.

Back up to virtual container

Backup to virtual container

You need to try new software but are very much concerned about its stability. Moreover, you do suspect it could damage your system. The best way out is to back up your Mac to VMDK and launch it in a virtual environment of VMware Fusion to try and decide whether new software is safe and exactly what you need or not.

Copy and wipe

Migration and wiping

You’re willing to sell your old Mac. Make a clone of your old disk, resizing partitions while copying proportionally to the size of the new storage device or how you need it, and all that while you continue working under OS X. Once done, wipe data to make sure confidential data doesn’t fall into wrong hands together with your old disk.

Boot correction

Boot correction

Your Windows Boot Camp doesn’t start up. Before your initiate restore from a previously made backup image, try our boot correction tools to get it back on track in minutes instead of hours.

Product Size Manuals
Hard Disk Manager for Mac Manual 4.2 MB
Product Datasheet
Hard Disk Manager for Mac Datasheet

Backup your system and data
Secure your software environment, including OS, applications and data


Reliable data and system disaster recovery


Free space redistribution among Mac partitions

It’s fast and easy to increase free space on one parittion by utilizing the unused space on the adjacent partition


Smart free space clearing

Clear any free space on your Mac volumes to make sure no sensitive information can be restored.


Free space redistribution between OS X and Windows partition


Undelete accidentally lost partitions

Did you delete a partition by mistake? No matter what file system it has, Paragon Hard Disk Manager helps get the lost data back. Use the “Undelete partition” wizard!


Safe Data transfers

Transfer any data securely with the Copy Partition wizard.


Secure HDD and  SSD wiping on Mac

Irreversibly destroy all on-disk information or only remnants of deleted files and directories, thus making sure confidential data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands with your old disk.

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