MozyHome
MozyHome

Best online backup service

MozyHome has earned accolades for its easy-to-use interface and fast uploads, and offers automatic local backup to an external hard drive in addition to online storage. Mozy also offers a free account with 2 GB of online storage. The backup service is compatible with Windows and Mac, and has mobile apps for Android, iOS and Amazon Kindle Fire devices.
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Est. $6 per month for 50 GB Estimated Price
CrashPlan+
CrashPlan+

Local and online backup service

Critics give Crashplan+ high marks for value because you can back data up to three different locations -- online, to an external hard drive and to another computer -- which provides better security for your data. It's available for Linux as well as Windows and Mac. Reviewers say Crashplan+ is simple to use.
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Est. $33 per year for 10 GB Estimated Price
SOS Online Backup
SOS Online Backup

Cloud service for small businesses

If you want more features and greater control over your data, reviews point to SOS Online Backup, which provides backup for up to five computers or Apple devices. Facebook profiles can also be backed up. Mobile support is robust and SOS Online Backup has unlimited file versioning. Reviewers say it has more functionality than any other online backup service.
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Est. $10 per month for 100 GB and 5 computers Estimated Price
Dropbox
Dropbox

Best cloud service for file-syncing

Dropbox is a file-synchronization service that is a good option for free cloud storage. It earns numerous awards, and reviewers say it is one of the easiest backup services to use. You can store and access files to and from multiple computers, smartphones and tablets. Dropbox runs on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms as well as most mobile devices.
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Free up to 2 GB Estimated Price
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