A couple of months ago a friend contracted a particularly nasty virus on her PC and after many hours spent trying to resuscitate the machine, I had to break the bad news that she had lost everything on there. If only she'd had backed up her system using Carbonite, she would still be watching those dubiously-downloaded James Bond films today.
The software allows you to keep a backup of your entire hard disk on the company's servers, so that if the worst ever happens, you've still got a copy of everything safe and sound. After registration with the site and installation of the client, Carbonite connects itself to the Net and automatically begins uploading your data to its backup server. This process can take a long time so you need a quick Internet connection to make it as painless as possible.
The great thing about Carbonite is that it's so simple to operate and you get unlimited storage capacity for your backups, although I noticed you cannot backup personal video files over 2Gb. Once your data is uploaded onto the Carbonite servers it can perform regular backups at a rate of 2Gb per day. Provided you're comfortable transferring all your data to an external server, Carbonite makes for the perfect way to ensure you never lose any of your data.
Very uncomplicated interface
Unlimited backup storage
Performs regular backups
Requires a fast Internet connection
Carbonite backs up all the irreplaceable files on your PC automatically over the Internet for just $50 a year. Just install the 15-day free trial, choose what you want to back up (or let Carbonite choose for you) and Carbonite goes to work backing up your files.
Backup happens while your PC is idle, so Carbonite never slows down your PC s performance or your Internet connection. Once your initial backup is complete, Carbonite runs in the background, constantly updating your backup with new and changed files.
"Great idea for 5GB Average Customer!"
I have been using Unlimited Online Backup now for over 12 Months and because of the throttling back of Carbonites Bandwidth when your backup becomes too large for them my awaiting backup gets larger I was 5GB from having full up to date backup after running the backup for 12 Months iMac on 24/7 but now its 30GB and rising so I had to uninstall it even though I paid for 3 Years.
How does the advert go your life is on our computer back it up.
Well Carbonite Online Unlimited Backup not bad if your life is very short but if you have 80 Years or more of family pictures on your computer like myself you need a good reliable backup not Carbonite.
Carbonite works ok at first Carbonite customer service tell me now that their average customer has just 5GB of backup that works ok but if you have more than that like me they cut the upload band width to a unusable trickle.
Full up to date backup never possible due to slow upload speed.
Hard drive intensive disk always running.
Carbonite say that their average customer have 5GB of backup.
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