Nick’s Swift Copy was a 1984 release. It was Much more than just the Best Copy Program and Copied “almost all’ protected disk (what does that mean?). Could handle disk errors, had a quick format. A disk analyzer to detect errors, 1/2 tracks, extra sectors, non standard SYNC, etc).
Nick’s Swift Copy is referenced very frequently in the CLONE NEWSLETTERS also found on the blog here. Click Clone Newsletters on the right side bar.
It took YEARS, but the program was found: Nicks Swift Copy 2.0
PLUS the Manual is here: Nick’s_Swift_Copy_Manual
Copymachine-1 by Kalevi Kuha.
Here is a recently found ad for this software. Copyright date of 1992. Make high quality copy of a whole disk in one 1541 drive in 1-3 minutes. FOUND, Thank you Stephan Andres for the file.
DOWNLOAD this program here: Copymachine_v1.1_1992_Kalevis_Kuha
Copymaker by Microtech
This ad ran in April 1984 in RUN magazine. I could not find a copy of this software anyplace. If you have this program please let me know, so I can post some screenshots of it.
The 21 Second Backup used special hardware
Claims: The worlds fastest copier! It takes only 21 seconds to duplicate an original diskette, one keystroke provides the user with a complete backup. It works every time!
Also 21 Second backup will not work with the Burst Nibbler Cable. The program looks for this cable and will not work if the Burst Nibbler cable is found. This is because the cables are different.
Here is the software and build notes of this kit: 21 second backup Plus
CLONE MACHINE by Micro-W
This is the 1571 version as shown on the bottom of the front cover.
From the Back Cover:
Take Control of your 1751 drive with this indispensable tool. The GCR Clone Machine is now the latest state of the art Back-Up software.
Here is the MANUAL: Clone1571 manual
The D64 is here: 1571 Clone
Ad from June 1986
Backadisk II was sent to me from John Barrell (Thank you)
Format a disk in 20 seconds
Analyze a disk for errors
Write errors 20, 21, 22, 23 27, 29
Erase errors and reformat single track
Write & Unwirte protect disks
Copies a disk in 4 minutes
Download Disk Images here: BACKADISKII