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balenaEtcher Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to balenaEtcher for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is UNetbootin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to balenaEtcher and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to balenaEtcher are dd, ApplePi-Baker v2, USBImager and ROSA Image Writer.

balenaEtcher alternatives are mainly Bootable USB Creators but may also be Disk Imaging Tools or Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of balenaEtcher.
This page was last updated Jun 16, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card...

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  1. UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can load Linux and other distributions to a partition or USB drive.

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    Most users think UNetbootin is a great alternative to balenaEtcher.

    It doesn't appear to just write images to disk

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    I cannot choose Winshit 10

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    dd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    dd, that stands for ‘data duplicator’, is a command-line utility for Unix mainly used for copying and converting data.

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    Almost everyone thinks dd is a great alternative to balenaEtcher.
    sharmaganesha2

    It's command line. That means it does not have garbage inside the program. But it might freak some people out. But Literally, you have Git Bash so you can use DD on Windows.

    The usage:

    $ lsblk /dev/sdb 28G /dev/sda 931G $ dd if=popos.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M status=progress

    It's really nice.

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    POX

    A good command-line alternative that comes with Unix-based operating systems. It's what I use on my MacBook to burn Linux ISO images on my USB drive.

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  3. Restore/Backup Utility, initially intended for Raspberry Pi users, but very suitable for all SD cards and external disks.

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    ApplePi-Baker v2 vs balenaEtcher opinions
    Most users think ApplePi-Baker v2 is a great alternative to balenaEtcher.
    Luismart89

    the level of customization at the time of restoring and image file to an sd card or usb drive, somethin that etcher lacks of it.

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    Ponyboy47

    Automatic backup of images Easy to use Great design

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    USBImager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi

    USBImager is a really really simple GUI application that writes compressed disk images to USB drives and creates backups.

    Linux
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    rescuezilla

    USBImager is a 300 kilobyte download compared to balenaEtcher's 80+ megabyte. They're both cross-platform (Windows/macOS/Linux). The reason is USBImager is a native app while balenaEtcher is an Electron app.

    balenaEtcher is still a bit more user-friendly, but USBImager is by far the best cross-platform alternative right now.

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    ROSA Image Writer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular.

    Discontinued

    Last update was in 2016.

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    Deepin Boot Maker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Deepin Boot Maker is a boot maker developed by Deepin Technology Team. It is simple in interface and easy to operate. It helps users to easily make deepin boot disk.

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    Raspberry Pi Imager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspbian

    Use Raspberry Pi Imager for an easy way to install Raspberry Pi OS and other operating systems to an SD card ready to use with your Raspberry Pi.

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  8. Mac Linux USB Loader is an application that allows you to create bootable USB drives containing a Linux distribution that can boot natively on Apple's Macintosh computers using their EFI system, regardless of whether or not the selected distribution has UEFI support.

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    KDE ISO Image Writer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Write an ISO Image to a USB Disk.

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  10. UUByte ISO Editor icon

    UUByte ISO Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows

    UUByte ISO Editor is a full ISO toolkit for burning, creation, extracting and editing. Powered by a simple user interface, it is quite easy to make a bootable USB or DVD in a few clicks.

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