I have to say, I was a bit skeptical when I started using cloud backup services on my two computers. I wasn’t quite sure they were all they were cracked up to be, and I was concerned about uploading files over the internet. Well, I underestimated my internet connection speed. It’s super easy these days to get a high speed internet connection, and using services like Backblaze and MyPCBackup you won’t even notice the uploads in the background as you can throttle them to whatever you want.
I was especially surprised with Backblaze – I used that service on my desktop PC where I do a lot of video editing. My video files are priceless and can’t be replaced if lost – and so I do two stages of backups. I back everything up on an external hard drive, and I also let it upload to the cloud. Now, I won’t lie – I have gigabytes worth of video files. And it took a long time for it to all get up on the cloud server. But now it’s there – and I can rest easy knowing that they are backed up in two places, including one off-site. Off site backups are important – what if something happens to your house or apartment, like robbery or a fire? Then you’re SOL my friend. You’re never getting that data back.
I also like the cloud approach because I can access those files anytime, anywhere. It takes a bit of getting used to, and sometimes I don’t remember that I can do that, but it’s a great resource.
I also use MyPCBackup on my work computer. MyPCBackup has a bit more flexibility when it comes to accessing those files that I need from a mobile device. This makes it easy to get to them when I need them. It’s just as fast although it doesn’t have an unlimited backup feature like Backblaze does. It’s a bit more nickel and dime, but I like it for a few different reasons.
After using both, I would definitely recommend either one. If you’re not that tech savvy I’d say use Backblaze. If you like flexibility then I suggest checking out MyPCBackup.