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.
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… 😉