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Homepage DeskThere are many different threats to keeping your data safe. Hard drive failure, computer theft and disasters like fire and flood can cause you to lose all of your precious personal and work files in an instant. Backups are essential to keep your data safe and thanks to the improvement in cloud storage and backup solutions you have a number of choices to keep your data safe and sound. With so many services available to the consumer it can be difficult to sort through all of the options to find the best for you. Take a look through our reviews and our ratings to help you find the perfect cloud storage or backup solution for you.

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Our 2014 Top 10 Cloud Backup Services

These ten services are our top choices when it comes to cloud backup.

  1. BackblazeRead our review
  2. CrashPlanRead our review
  3. SOS Online BackupRead our review
  4. CarboniteRead our review
  5. SpiderOakRead our review
  6. ZoolzRead our review
  7. SugarSyncRead our review
  8. IDriveRead our review
  9. ElephantDriveRead our review
  10. MozyRead our review

Latest Posts from the Blog

  • SpiderOak Offers Discount on Golden Frog’s VyprVPN I like SpiderOak, it is one of my favorite cloud backup and sync services, and if you are a SpiderOak user you might want to take a look at their latest blog post offering 25% off of VyprVPN. Before you do that though here are a few things to consider before you go and sign up ...
  • Bitcasa Alternatives There is no love for Bitcasa out there anymore and users are now appearing to be leaving in droves. Browsing through the Bitcasa forums or doing a search on Twitter will turn up a torrent of colourful tweets directed at them. Some of my favourites: My fav storage service @Bitcasa is extorting me ("pay or we ...
  • Bitcasa Officially Ends Infinite Storage Plan It has not even been a year since Bitcasa announced new pricing plans and today they announced they are upgrading their storage infrastructure and killing off all Infinite storage plans. While I know little about what Bitcasa is actually doing to their storage infrastructure, they toss phrases around such as zero-knowledge, but the reality is ...
  • Edward Snowden Again Recommends SpiderOak SpiderOak continues to get high praise from Edward Snowden in a recent interview he did for the New Yorker Festival. According to the TechCrunch article on the interview he stated: He added that on an individual level, people should seek out encrypted tools and stop using services that are “hostile to privacy.” For one thing, he ...
  • The Fappening, The Snappening and 5 Tips to Stay Safe in the Cloud There has been a lot of news since the end of August about all of the leaked celebrity photos, often called the fappening, and most recently the news of a huge collection of photos leaked from Snapchat, often called the snappening. It is particularly worrisome that these events have occurred, not only from the perspective ...
  • Dropbox Cuts Pro Pricing Add Features I have to hand it to Dropbox, they regularly respond to increased competition by cutting prices for their paid service and by increasing features. There is no doubt that the cloud storage market has been getting cheaper and cheaper for storage. Google only charges $9.99 for 1TB of storage and even Bitcasa also is $10.00/month ...
  • Backblaze Releases Android App Well it took awhile but Backblaze finally delivered an Android app to access your backup. The app is very similar to the iOS app and allows users to browse files in their backup, download files and share files right from your Android smartphone or tablet. While I am glad Backblaze has finally released an Android app ...
  • CrashPlan Back to School Discount Here where I live it is almost to 3 weeks before kids go back to school but CrashPlan is getting a head start for all the parents and college kids that are heading off here in the fall. Until September 30th, 2014 you can save a sweet 20% on all new CrashPlan home annual plans. Update: ...
  • Genie 9 Zoolz Home Raises Prices If you have not noticed Genie 9 the owners of Zoolz have all but eliminated unlimited storage and raised prices significantly. They now have four home plans starting at $14.99/year for 100GB, $49.99/year for 500GB, 1TB for $79.99. The Unlimited plan is now $199.99/year but does support up to five users. Previously Zoolz Home was ...
  • Edward Snowden Endorses SpiderOak, Slams Dropbox Edward Snowden in an interview with The Guardian endorsed SpiderOak and their Zero-Knowledge service. The interview was published today on The Guardian website. The article talking more about SpiderOak and the some of the problems with Dropbox can be read here. You can also watch the whole interview here. Mr. Snowden had this to say about ...
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