Friday, November 16, 2007

Your Personal Hard Drive on the Internet

Daily backup data is important to us. It is also important to make sure that backed up data is located somewhere other than where primary data is - so one disaster won't take out both sets. Nowadays, there are many online services that can be used for online storage.
The basic promise of online storage is the security and peace of mind of having an offsite copy of your data. Offsite online storage can also make your data more accessible if you want to share it. But how do you choose which service to go with? It all depends on what you want out of your online storage service. In this review, we'll take a look at six popular online storage services: Xdrive, MediaMax, IDrive-E, Omnidrive,, Carbonite and Mozy. Each of these services offers a free trial that does not require a credit card for signup - so after you read this article, you can go and try them out for yourself.

1 comment:

Dave Friend said...

Hi, I'm Dave Friend, Carbonite's CEO. I want to point out that there is a difference between online storage and online backup. Storage is just extra space, like an external hard drive in the cloud. Any product with the word "Drive" in it is probably just storage. You can use storage for backup, but you have to do it yourself, and that's a pain. You have to remember to drag new files into your backup just as you would with an external drive or burning DVDs. Carbonite is really backup – it's an application that automatically finds new and modified files and backs them up continuously. Once installed, you never have to think about backup again. Both backup and storage have their uses, but it's important to understand the difference. Our experience is that if you have to think about backup, it doesn't get done.


Dave Friend

CEO, Carbonite Online Backup