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Published September 6, 2010 - 8 Comments

Online backups are the topic of the day again!  If you haven’t jumped to signup for a Dropbox account, shame on you.  When your hard drive goes south, and you lose a bunch of pictures (like I did not too long ago), you’ll be wishing that you had listened to me.  I haven’t heard anything back from the people who did install Dropbox, so I’m hoping that it’s working out well for you.  I use it almost daily now.  If I’m at work, and I want to see a file in my dropbox, I just log into my account through any web browser.  That’s what I’m doing right now.  I wanted to look at a Word document that I keep on my laptop.  Rather than fire up the laptop, it was easier just to open the Word document in Dropbox, and I have full access to it.  From there I can edit, save, delete, or share it with anyone.  It’s a fantastic service.  And… it’s free for a 2 GB account!

But in the interest of fairness, there are other online backup services out there.  Which one is the best solution for you?  I recently took note of this review site, BestBackupServices.  It has a very nice, simple, straight forward breakdown of many of the best online backup services available.  I really like the comparison chart they have.  There’s nothing fancy about it.  It tells you straight up what each service offers.  And if you click on the Backup Providers tab, you can see the pros and cons of each of the services.  It really is a true review, rather than just blowing sunshine at you.

So take a look at BestBackupServices, and decide whether you want to chance not having your files safe and sound somewhere you don’t have to worry about them.

Oh.. and if you do still think that Dropbox is the way to you, please consider signing up through one of the links on this page.  It helps us both out with an additional 250MB of free storage.