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Welcome to the world of online storage & reviews.  We take the guess work out of choosing an online backup/sync solution.  We’ve tested/researched all of the major companies and have presented our findings below.  We provide honest reviews to help you select the best, most secure and cost effective solution.  After all, we personally have data to backup too and only want the best, but want to keep prices reasonable as well.  Therefore, without further ado, down below you will find out our in-depth ‘online storage’ comparison chart, recently updated with new plans available from several of the top online backup/syncing companies.  And here is our shorter summary:

Rating

Company

Storage*

Price/year**

Sync vs. Backup

1

MyPCBackup

Unlimited

$59.40

Backup & Sync

2

Backblaze

Unlimited

$47.50

Backup

3

SugarSync

60 GB

$99.99

Sync & Backup

4

SpiderOak

100 GB

$100

Sync & Backup

5

Mozy

50 GB

$62.90

Backup

*please note that SugarSync, SpiderOak and Mozy all offer larger plans if you need them (we just listed the most popular plans above)
**please note that the price per year listed above is the best available price and may require a multi-year plan; not really a big deal as most people intend to backup their data for more than just 1-year ;)]

The best free plans:

Company

Free
Space

Add’l per referral

Other add’l

Total add’l limit

Adrive

50 GB

SkyDrive

25 GB

mimedia

7 GB

 1 GB*  5 GB

IDrive

5 GB

SugarSync

5 GB

500 MB

750 MB

No limit

Box.net

5 GB

OpenDrive

5 GB

Amazon
Cloud Drive

5 GB

Apple iCloud

5 GB

Live Mesh

5 GB

Dropbox

2 GB

250 MB

1 GB

8 GB

Mozy

2 GB

SpiderOak**

5 GB

1 GB

50 GB

Wuala

2 GB

ElephantDrive

2 GB

* 1 GB per every 5 referrals (kind of like getting 200MB/referral).  You also receive a $25 gift card for any referral that purchases a paid plan.
** Use code hurricanesafe to receive 5 GB for free instead of 2 GB

For pure online backup (no syncing data across multiple computers), we recommend Backblaze.

For a combination of secure online backup and the ability to sync across multiple computers, we recommend  MyPCBackup, SugarSync or DropBox (slightly pricier than SugarSync but a bit easier to use), or SpiderOak if you want to backup your external drives as well.

Full Online Storage Summary: (click image to enlarge) [UPDATE:  please note that while we haven’t yet updated our table below, BackBlaze no longer has a file size limit of 9GB.  They now offer unlimited backup & unlimited file sizes]

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