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Free Cloud Backup

In these tough economic times it can be difficult to spare a few dollars to backup your most important files online. Making regular backups to CD/DVD or an external hard drive can keep the majority of your files safe. For your newest files or for your most important files you can use one of these cloud backup services that offer free space. You won’t be able to backup your entire photo, video and music collection but your latest term papers, reports and important files should fit and allow you to keep them safe.

Here is the list of cloud backup companies that offer free backup space.

CompanySizeOperating System
Bitcasa5gbWindows, Mac, iOS & Android
Cyphertite8gb FreeWindows & Linux
ElephantDrive2gb FreeWindows & Mac
IDrive5gb FreeWindows & Mac
Memopal3gb FreeWindows, Mac & Linux
MiMedia7gb FreeWindows
Mozy2gb FreeWindows & Mac
MyOtherDrive2gbWindows, Mac & Linux
OpenDrive5gbWindows & Mac
SafeCopy3gb FreeWindows & Mac
SpiderOak2gbWindows, Mac & Linux

Some services offer extra space for referring others so you can earn more free space. SpiderOak and SugarSync are two of the better programs that come to mind.

A quick overview of all the services I have listed I found the following companies offering free space for people to backup. I have not had a chance to test each of these services yet so how reliable they are and easy to use I do not know. Feel free to test them out and let me know what you think of them.

CompanySizeOperating System
ADrive50 gbWindows, Mac & Linux
CuckuDepends on partnerWindows
CrashPlanDepends on partnerWindows, Mac & Linux
humyo.com10gbWindows. Mac and Linux coming soon.
Orbitfiles.com6gbWindows
steekr1gbWindows & Mac
Syncplicity2gbWindows. Mac coming soon.

 
Did I miss any? What services suck? What service is your favourite? Let us all know by leaving a comment.

13 Responses to Free Cloud Backup

  1. Wazimu says:

    Dropbox did you miss. They offer 2 Gb free space.

  2. Leslie X says:

    I have been looking for something for w while and tried a few things. Has anyone tried NetCDP? It is pretty impressive. but you have to sign up with S3 yourself.

    • John says:

      I have not had a chance to try NetCDP yet. Just heard about them a little while ago. Have a few other things on the go. Hopefully I can take a look in a little while. If you try them let us know how it goes.

  3. Leslie X says:

    I have been using it for a few days and it is probably the easiest I have seen and works better than I thought. Their web site needs more work but the software is a lot better than how their web site looks.

    All you need to do is setup with S3 account and is sync your changes almost in real time. There is no UI, you use Windows explorer to browse and restore the files like local files.

    I strongly recommend it. I have not paid yet, the free version seems to work fine with me.

    • Jesse says:

      To Leslie X or anyone,

      Has anyone used any of these services to backup a Windows based phone and THEN transfer the information to an Android phone? Seems that the SugarSync may be the answer…

      Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

      Thanks!

  4. willemijns says:

    VMN offer is dead

  5. Meckydavid says:

    I use SafeCopy online backup for all the backups i need.With SafeCopy,my files are secure.It is cheap and offers very relaible services.SafeCopy is so compatible with my Mac computer.

  6. Bert says:

    humyo.com is now SafeSync of Trend Micro.
    https://www.safesync.com/Pages/Welcome.

    Already tested by somebody?

    Regards,
    Bert

  7. AB says:

    - Please add http://www.cx.com: 10 GB free online storage.

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