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By 24 Feb'17 2017-02-24 06:05:13—
Hard drive failure is inevitable, studies have shown it to be simply a matter of time. Which is why an off-site cloud backup solution is important in 2017. We loved Carbonite and runner-up CrashPlan.
Almost everyone knows about the importance of backing up files.
It goes without saying that being able to restore information in the event of a system meltdown is important.
Which is where we need some sort of external storage device, to safeguard precious information and memories.
In order to help you find the right service for the job, we’ve compiled a list of the five best online backup services for PC in 2017.
While Linux and Macintosh systems are renowned for their stability, unfortunately, Windows PCs are not.
Can turn a powerful computer into a lump of formerly useful plastic. Once you get a system back up and running, it’s not uncommon to have lost everything.
While in some cases apps will have to be reinstalled, at least you can access important files anywhere if they’ve been backed up online.
By saving information to online backup services, it’s possible to ensure that your information is always available, no matter what happens.
Most responsible PC owners will at least have an external hard drive to backup information.
However, while that is a great idea, it is not foolproof and shouldn’t be the only way users save their information. External hard drives are just as easily corruptible as internal ones.
While an external drive is good in a pinch, it is impossible to access files from anywhere other than a home terminal, unless you carry the drive everywhere.
Many online providers allow clients access to files from anywhere there’s an Internet connection, via a web browser or mobile application.
Carbonite is our top choice when it comes to backing up data, because of its limitless backup and files sizes, not to mention the varied file type support.
Carbonite offers unlimited file backup, and accepts unlimited file sizes, it also accepts a wide variety of file types.
While there’s no free plan, Carbonite does offer a 30-day free trial. The evaluation period allows a user the chance to become familiar with the interface and determine if Carbonite meets their needs.
After the free trial, a year of service costs $59.99.
Users can choose the Plus or Prime options, which come with cool perks such as external hard drive backup, mirror imaging and auto video backup. The service also allows file access from anywhere in the world, through a handy innovation called the internet.
Unfortunately, at this time, each account is limited to one PC at a time.
Basically, five PCs will need five accounts.
15-day free trial
Automated backup system
Simple user interface
30-day deleted file restoration limit
No file sharing or syncing features
Limited to annual plans
Basic plan lacks auto video backup
Each computer needs a new plan
CrashPlan is certainly a behemoth among online backup companies. We love the service for its unlimited storage, free local backup and wealth of customization options.
CrashPlan is one of the few services that has a free option, acting as a secondary system or external hard disk drive.
Unfortunately, the free plan does not provide an option to backup online.
Apart from online backup, paid subscriptions come with the benefit of unlimited versioning, which restores any previous version of a file to your desktop whenever you want.
With CrashPlan, users can choose to automatically save files when the system is not busy.
By choosing to backup during downtime (late at night for example), a user doesn’t have to worry about the backup process eating CPU resources.
For those who want to access files from anywhere, a paid plan is obviously the better option.
Plans start at $59.99 per year for a single system.
Unlike the competition, this service has a multi-system option which costs $149 per year.
Customers can also choose monthly payments as well.
Choose of cloud storage or backup
Easy file sharing (business version)
Limited free plan
Online for paying customers only
Confusing user interface
Slower backups in Non-US countries
Backblaze is probably the easiest to use online backup service out there. The system work on an exclusion based model: Backblaze backs up everything on your computer, unless you tell it otherwise.
A novice user needs something without a complex interface or a lot of confusing features, Backblaze is that something, and it comes with great security to boot.
Backblaze offers military grade security with end-to-end encryption.
Users do not have to worry about data being stolen once it is on the company’s servers.
In addition, users don’t have to worry about information being intercepted during a PC-to-server transmission.
Like the others providers on our list, Backblaze offers unlimited storage space.
Customers can upload any file type, and also choose to backup an external hard disk drive to their online service, giving consumers added protection.
Backblaze is a no frills service and has one of the easiest to use interfaces–Noobs can start working with the system right away.
Setup takes just a moment and consumers can choose which files to save and which ones they aren’t as concerned about saving at the moment.
They can also decide when to auto-upload, therefore freeing up CPU resources.
Military grade security
Encryption key stays with user
Backup to external hard drives
No file sharing features
Uploads can be slow
No network drive backup
Backup is exclusion based
IDrive impressed us with a plethora of backup features, likely to satisfy even the most sophisticated backup enthusiast. Also, IDrive has been one of the fastest services in our tests.
IDrive offers remote access and file management. Files can be restored online, up to 3TB of data is retrievable via a physical storage device sent directly to a user’s home.
This service is called IDrive Express, and was made to easily restore large amounts of data without using any bandwidth.
Users can also save important social media photos, from Instagram and Facebook for example, including any photos in which the user maybe tagged by their friends.
Another nifty bonus of using IDrive is the tying of multiple social media sites, computers, tablets, and phones to one account.
And IDrive’s apps work across various diverse OSs.
Our tests revealed IDrive to be one of the fastest services around, but a lot of the offers come with restrictions. For example, unlike Crashplan, IDrive only allows 10 file types.
Easy-to-use web app
Restore wizard for easy restoration
Social Media backup
Only yearly contracts
End-of-term price hike
Features may overwhelm some users
Limited storage space
Last but not least, there’s SOS Online Backup, a dinosaur of the online backup world. While we do appreciate the switch to unlimited backup, they do lack a few features the competition doesn’t.
For those who want to set hourly, daily, weekly, or even monthly backup schedules, SOS Online Backup is a trusty solution. There’s even a timed backup feature which can save content from a USB device or external hard drive.
SOS Online Backup never deletes anything, files located in the archive can be restored if desired, at anytime.
Unfortunately, this can be a problem for someone who wants things to permanently disappear.
SOS Online Backup offers month-to-month payment at $7.99. Annual prices start at $79.99 per year.Users can protect up to five computers for $39.95 per month or $399.95 a year.
Each plan also allows for unlimited tablets and smartphones.
Flexible storage solutions
Military grade online backup
Personal employee accounts
NAS backup protection
Can be expensive
No free trial
No file syncing
Clunky iOS features
No matter how well you take care of a PC, there’s always the chance something could go wrong.
Viruses, hackers, and even accidents can erase everything.
By choosing an online backup service provider you can keep precious information from getting lost forever.
If you have any advice or experience to share on the topic, go ahead and start the conversation in our comments section below.
||$ 5.00 per month||Unlimited GB||www.carbonite.com|
|2||$ 5.99 per month||Unlimited GB||www.crashplan.com|
|3||$ 5.00 per month||Unlimited GB||www.backblaze.com|
|4||$ 4.34 per month||1000 GB||www.idrive.com|
|5||$ 4.99 per month||50 GB||www.sosonlinebackup.com|