28 Oct 2007
Online Data Backup with Mozy or Carbonite – Better Than Hard Disk & DVDs
The best best-selling hard drive is 500 GB for the external, and 120 GB for the portable hard drives but a lot of users are turning to the internet for backup data using Mozy or Carbonite.
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Compare Mozy vs Carbonite for Online Data Backup – Part I, Part II
USA Today – Two companies, Mozy and Carbonite, now offer unlimited storage for about $50 yearly, or about half the cost of a 500-gigabyte hard drive. Mozy has 350,000 subscribers while rival Carbonite says it has more than 100,000 subscribers.
To back up to online, most services ask you to download a small piece of software, which resides on your computer and acts as a virtual drive. The programs can be set up for automatic backups, or you can drag and drop individual files.
Delivery depends on your connection speed and how much data you are sending. Video files tend to be the largest type of data. Link
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