Single Computer Backup Plans is a very popular plan, just about all backup companies offer them. Prices Range from $5.00 to $15.00 per month and data storage can be from 10GB to unlimited.
Standard features can include, incremental backups (only changed files are backed up), background backup (computer backs up when idle) and bandwidth throttling (the percentage of bandwidth used can be set).
Restore time is a often overlooked feature. When a file is lost, it should be restored right away and not in a couple of days. Be sure to check the editor and user reviews for file restore times.
More than one computer to backup? Read our expert picks for Multiple Computer or Family backup plan.
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MyPC Backup is quickly making a name for themselves. They have an excellent product. It is very easy to install, configure and use and able to get you backed up in no time.
When we took MyPC Backup for a test drive for our full review we were able to get the software installed in 3 minutes and immediately started our first backup job. Everything was easy to understand and configure.
For most people the basic backup plan is all that is needed but if you need additional features MyPC Backup has them available.
Expert Rating: 9.1 User Rating: 6.6
Backblaze started in 2007 in Palo Alto, CA by Gleb Budman with a mission to simplify online backup by offering an unlimited data storage service. Backblaze’s ideal customer are individuals or families as well as is a small businesses. Many traditional backup companies view them as a strong competitor because of their unlimited plans at a very competitive price
After reviewing other popular “unlimited backup” companies, it became clear that Backblaze’s simplistic design and useful features exceed expectations. The software is easy to use, requires minimal computer resources, while the settings are easy to understand and the restore is lightning fast. Starting at $5 a month for unlimited storage, it’s hard to beat this simple, well designed service.
Expert Rating: 9.0 User Rating: 9.6
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There is a lot of competition for price. Make sure you get a good deal.
This can seem like a hidden restriction. If you are planning large file backups then double check with the company to understand their upload requirements.
Unlimited space can seem like a good deal, but may come at a price. They can have a smaller list of features, not be completely reliable or have proper tech support.
Making sure you understand the restrictions for upload and storage of your files is your responsibility too. Most companies provide a good service, but always understand the terms.
Poor tech support can be a huge problem. Do do research about each company's support options and see if other users have been satisfied.