Why need online backup
In the current state there is a lot of important irreplaceble information on personal computers and lots of failing hard drives. The most irreplacble information is not the movies or music you purchased, but rather your pictures, your home videos, electronic finantial data, and many office documents. If not counting purchased music and movies, there is about 30-40GB of irreplaceble data on my pc, so I decided to look for a good backup solution. I should say that physical hard drive backup is not a viable option for me (higher chance of loosing back up data due to disk faliure, to store off site I have to bother freinds or family members, too time consuming).
There are lots of choices, but I needed certain features:
1. Automatic backups.
2. Enough space to atleast save most important info.
3. Company with solid backgound (to protect my data – secure, and to be sure it is future proof – company not going out of business as with many before).
So here is my findings.
|Free account space||2GB + 250MB bonus*||50GB||2GB||1GB||paid only||Uses your network computer space|
|FTP access||No||paid only||No||–||–||–|
|Automatic backup via soft||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Paid service||$4.95/month ($59.40/year) Unlimited||$13.95/month ($139.50/year)
|$4.95/month ($59.50/year) 150GB||$7.99/month ($95.88/year) 6GB||$4.92/month ($59/year) Unlimited||NA|
* If you use our link to sign up you will get additional 250MB bonus
** Some services remove files from online backup if you delete them from your backed up folder. Uplink leaves files online so it is safe to delete files from your computer, you would still have access to it online.