If something happens to your computer, you have a backup drive. But what if something happens to the backup drive?
That’s one reason many people are turning to “the cloud,” or remote computers that encrypt and store files. The other reason? By keeping your data in the cloud, you can access it from any computer or smartphone with an Internet connection.
Looking for a safe place to store digital content? Consider these three services:
1. Carbonite.com: You get unlimited storage from one computer for $54.95 per year.
2. Mozy.com: Back up 125 gigabytes of data from up to three computers for $10 per month, or 50 gigabytes of data on one computer for $6 per month.
3. Backblaze.com: Unlimited backup for $5 per month per computer.
Tip: The initial backup-to-the-cloud process can take several days. Once finished, files update quickly.