A couple of years ago I bought an external hard drive to store my pictures, music, docs, and other precious files in the unlikely event that my PC crashed.Â Unfortunately, it was the external drive that crashed, so now I’m left paranoid on what to do regarding backing up my files.Â I’m not interested in burning a plethora of CD’s, so I decided if there were any online options.Â I found two companies that look promising and fairly the same, and was wondering if y’all had any thoughts or experience with them.
- Carbonite – $49.95 / year – 1 Computer – Free 15 Day Trial and it has a cool name
Carbonite installs a small application on your computer that works quietly in the background looking for new and changed files that need to be backed up. It looks and feels just like part of your computer, and is integrated with your desktop â€” there’s no new interface for you to learn.
When your computer is idle, Carbonite automatically backs up your new and changed files. You don’t have to do anything! When you’re using your computer, Carbonite goes to sleep so it will never slow you down or interfere with your Internet connection.
f you accidentally delete or otherwise lose files, it takes just a few clicks on your desktop to get them back. If your computer is damaged, stolen or â€œjust diesâ€ and you lose all your files, just visit Carboniteâ€™s website from a new computer. Within minutes you’ll be able to begin restoring all your files.
- ElephantDrive – $49.95 / year – 1 Computer
ElephantDrive Home Edition plans provide unlimited online storage for your photos, music, video, documents, and all other valuable files you have!Â Pre-made categories and our simple wizard make sure that all your important data gets automatically backed up!