What is CrashPlan? You’re likely familiar with online backup services like Mozy and Carbonite. You install an application on your computer, buy an account with the cloud-based backup provider, and then it uploads your files for safe keeping. CrashPlan is like Mozy/Carbonite on steroids. Instead of limiting you to simple cloud-based storage, CrashPlan offers a multi-tier backup strategy that includes the following: Cloud-based storage (for pay, but very reasonably priced), Remote storage (friend-to-friend backups), Local network backup (backup to home server or NAS unit), and Folder backup (backup to secondary or external hard drive).
Everybody gets 5 GB free in Amazon’s new Cloud Drive, and those who buy any MP3 album get 20 GB. Make more of that web-based space with Gladinet Cloud Desktop, which just updated to support Cloud Drive and integrate it like a network-attached folder.
We recently reviewed a few popular cloud storage services in an attempt to help you choose the best one, but why should you necessarily have to choose just one? Instead, use them all to create an organized online backup system that’s completely free. The concept is pretty simple: sign up for as many free cloud storage accounts as you need and utilize each one to back up different kinds of files.