10 Best Cloud Storage solutions for Your Computer
Your computer has a lot of important data such as pictures, videos and documents etc stored in it. So backing up your data is a very wise thing to do. This will help you a lot in case your data is somehow lost. Storing your backup files in the cloud means less investment upfront and unlimited storage, and the ability of accessing it from anywhere. There is a big competition among the cloud backup services, so you can get unlimited storage for very little money. A lot of cloud backup services are available out there, but finding the really good ones for less money is not that easy. So in order to help you out, today we have a list of 10 Best Cloud Backup Solutions for Your Computer. Check them out!
IBackup is a bit expensive as compared to the others. It offers both personal and Enterprise plans. It meets many Federal and State compliance, and this fact makes it quite easy for you to make a choice. The good news is that it is currently offering promotion plans that bump your plan’s normal disk quota as much as by 5 times. It doesn’t provide any free storage space.
CrashPlan offers plans for personal and office PCs regardless of the OS it is running. Its free version doesn’t provide any online storage space, but it lets you backup the data across various destinations offsite. A home user should always check out the plan comparison chart before paying up. All the plans can only backup one PC, except the top tier plan.
Dropbox needs no introduction. This awesome service shows how amazing the cloud can be. Dropbox lets you back up files that we use the most. Teams are offered terabytes of storage, but individual users are limited to 100 GB of storage space.
SugarSync is a Dropbox clone. It lets you sync, backup and share files anytime, anywhere. It provides affordable pricing and a lot of storage when compared to Dropbox. Definitely a good option for everyone who wants plenty of storage in less money.
IDrive offers something more than simply backing up your files. It allows managing them as well as creating multiple accounts and letting other people manage the files too. Another great thing about this service is that it retains and lets you to restore the last 30 versions of all files backed up to your account. These versions are saved for free and they don’t add up to your storage quota. In case your computer crashes, you can even order for a portable hard drive for quick retrieval of data. Quite handy, right?
Mozy is one of the most popular cloud backup service. It provides reliable backup solutions for personal and enterprise use. Users who wish to use it for personal use are offered 125 GB (additional storage comes with a price), and enterprise users get virtually unlimited storage. It even works with and old OS like Windows 2000. A plan is also available for those planning to backup their severs too. You can get Free Storage 2 GB.
This one has three different plans and the awesome thing is that all these plans boast unlimited storage space. You are required to pay for backing up data from external hard drives, for creating a mirror image of your hard disk (with OS and programs installed) and for gettingn the backup disks sent to you. It does not have any monthly subscription plans, but has only annual ones.
Backblaze offer extremely good service. It is one of the best in the market. They boast an open source hardware specs, which are totally amazing. The recent 2.0 version allows backing up files of any format and size. You should definitely check it out.
This service claims to at the top in both US and Europe. It allows backing up your PC, syncing files across your PCs and accessing your files from the web etc. If you wish to backup and sync all your PCs in a single go, then this service will prove to be really helpful for you. It is an affordable plan and that do the work for you.
SpiderOak combines a suite of services into one consolidated tool. It provides free online backup, synchronization, sharing, remote access and storage. It is a really good service. Adding more storage space to your account is also possible if you exceed the limit, but they come in increments of 100 GB. On the whole it is a good service.
What are your favorite backup solutions? Tell us in comments below!
Thanks for a great article.
Have you tried CloudMe?
I actually think that it is one of the best solutions available.
Yes, I am involved in the company, but I still think that it is worth mentioning 🙂
There is another option to backup data to cloud storage powered by Amazon S3. Check out CloudBerry Backup http://www.cloudberrylab.com/amazon-s3-microsoft-azure-google-storage-online-backup.aspx It is onetime fee and the rest what you pay for Amazon S3. Besides, there is no proprietary data format and you can access your data using other Amazon s3 tools. It supports all AWS regions, Reduced Redundancy Storage and access to cloud storage using the virtual drive.
CloudBerry Lab team
Nice roundup. Thanks for sharing !!