We test 10 services that offer secure online storage of all your important information.
up important computer files to a secure, offsite location used to be
done only by large companies and at considerable cost. These days it’s a
service available to everyone and a relatively low cost for personal
users - in many cases it’s actually free.
services are springing up all over the internet, allowing you to
automatically encrypt and back up all your important files as means of
protection against fire, theft, natural disaster or PC failure. Some
also allow file sharing and collaboration, media hosting and
synchronising files between computers, even on different operating
systems. Many services also let you access your files from almost any PC
with an internet connection.
Don’t throw away your backup
hard drive yet. We tried out 12 online storage services to see how they
compared for performance and ease of use and to see what features they
had to offer.
- MozyHome Free
- Windows Live SkyDrive