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Best online data backup service?

For a long time, I have been thinking of how to best backup my computer.  Having now ~1TB of the total of 3TB HD space used, I have lots of valuable images and videos to loose. So far,  external hard disks have worked out for me, but now having  already 4 different HDs with slow USB 2.0 connector, I decided to investigate option of storing all my data to the cloud rather than investing on Apple’s Time Capsule.

After reading several reviews about online backup services, e.g. reviews on toptenreviews.com and lifehacker.com, I had 2 candidates:

As a  note, I was also investigating option of using Amazon Glacier.  There are many backup clients available like

Glacier is very cheap  & secure way to store data,  Amazon guarantees average annual durability of 99.999999999% for an archive. However, it may get costly to actually restore data from the cloud, see the Cost Calculator.

I wanted to have an easy, hassle free solution, pricing of which is fixed, not variable. That’s why, I excluded Glacier.

So, my pick was CrashPlan that charged $59,99 for a 1 year unlimited subscription. Now, I am curious to follow-up, when I have the first backup ready.

It may take for a while… 😉

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