I tried Carbonite, but quit when the program indicated it would take 6 to 7 days to do my back-up using my high speed Internet connection. Unusable.
That might be the throttling. A buddy of mine was complaining about the throttling that is why I this article caught my eye.
My friend has tons of movies and other media he backs up so he went over the throttling limit. He wasn’t happy.
I don’t know about Carbonite but with Crashplan, you can upload to their cloud for 5 bucks a month or you can seed your backup with a 1 TB hard drive for a one time $130 charge.
I have over 1 TB so I chose the seed option...they sent the drive and I put my most important 1TB of data on it and sent it back....2 days later it was on their server and I just filled in the blanks. Now, the 5 bucks a month syncs my 1.5 TB to their cloud which takes very little bandwidth.
If you have a system crash, they’ll seed the drive and send it to you. You do your restore and send it back.
It’s a great system.
The Pro version is even cooler.
Before I signed up with cable, our DSL was slow, slow, slow.
The Carbonite thingie said my backup would take a year.
Needless to say, I backed out of the free trial (1/12 of a year) and bought an external hard drive.
Now, I have two external hard drives. I keep one in the house and one in the car.
What are the odds of having my car stolen right after my house burns down?