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.
|Bitcasa||5gb||Windows, Mac, iOS & Android|
|Cyphertite||8gb Free||Windows & Linux|
|ElephantDrive||2gb Free||Windows & Mac|
|IDrive||5gb Free||Windows & Mac|
|Memopal||3gb Free||Windows, Mac & Linux|
|Mozy||2gb Free||Windows & Mac|
|MyOtherDrive||2gb||Windows, Mac & Linux|
|OpenDrive||5gb||Windows & Mac|
|SafeCopy||3gb Free||Windows & Mac|
|SpiderOak||2gb||Windows, 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.
|ADrive||50 gb||Windows, Mac & Linux|
|Cucku||Depends on partner||Windows|
|CrashPlan||Depends on partner||Windows, Mac & Linux|
|humyo.com||10gb||Windows. Mac and Linux coming soon.|
|steekr||1gb||Windows & Mac|
|Syncplicity||2gb||Windows. Mac coming soon.|
Did I miss any? What services suck? What service is your favourite? Let us all know by leaving a comment.