Skip to comments.Carbonite: Will it back you up or stab you in the back?
Posted on 03/17/2012 10:18:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Question: When is a friend not a friend?
Answer: When his name is David... David Friend.
You may have heard the ads on the radio that Carbonite is the way to go when it comes to saving back-up copies of your computer files. Well it's not the only way to go. Take my Seagate one-hundred gigabyte back-up drive, it does everything that Carbonite does and for less. But I'm not here to shout out about Seagate nor any other storage device manufacturer...I'm sure there's other reputable builders out there. What I am here to talk about is the hypocrisy of Carbonite's CEO, David Friend.
Over at World Net Daily (WND) today there's a piece about Carbonite's stock taking a dive after the Rush Limbaugh incident (apparently investors are on Limbaugh's side but that's another story). What I find most disturbing about the WND article is the following:
"The Washington Times noted Friend has a long history of contributing to left-leaning candidates and causes. Citing Accuracy in Media, the Times reports Friend donated generously to the Howard Dean, John Kerry, and Barack Obama presidential campaigns, as well as several 527 groups such as "America Coming Together," moveon.org, and "Texans for Truth."
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I have lost data, due to a hard drive failure. It was technically recoverable, but the local geeksquad charged alot to recover it...so I let alot of it stay lost.
I would never use an online backup system, though. It always struck me as an odd way to do it.
Some years ago, when 750 meg drive was a biggie, a free off-line photo storage outfit went out of business, but allowed members to buy their own photos back (on a CD). Lotta ticked off people. Never bothered with them for the same reasons mentioned here - don't trust the integrity of them or their system.
great find. thanks for posting.
libreals make their money off the backs of conservatives.
I'm with you. Banks, gubmint organizations, etc. can't even keep their databases safe. How many times do we hear about Megabank getting hacked? It's bad enough that the companies I deal with trust my personal data with buck-o-five-an-hour Indians and Filipinos.
I worked around an IT helpdesk for an Air Force organization for fifteen years....with 300 customers in the group. We had one guy who lost his data in that period of time. He had hooked up some external hard drive and was backing his own data up when he accidentally bumped the on/off switch. He lost six years of email data on his pst file....while we saved everything else.
I know of people who’ve had laptops that they lugged around and destroyed the hard drives on these...but that’s an accepted risk whenever you start walking around daily with your laptop....carrying it home from work, etc.
Acronis True Image. Inexpensive. Does a great job.
A 1T HD ($109.00 ) in a docking station ($20.00 ) is safer, faster and far more flexible than even Carbonite premier.
Its like getting FREE after the first year too.
Rush could start one up.
Exactly. However, I was too dumb to originally do this & signed up with Carbonite for a yr six months ago. My son is changing this soon as posssible so I can tell Friend & his lib buddies goodbye.
save for later once my current subscription runs out.
Bears repeating, Acronis saved me more then once!
Had a Dell laptop about two years when the HD developed a read head problem. Bought a new HD, installed it and used Acronis to restore the entire old drive on the new one and was up and running within two hours....with everything restored.
I highly recommend it.
I don’t understand why Rush was doing business with such people to begin with. They have no morals and they are unreliable. It’s simply not wise to do business with people of bad character.
The "cloud" is being promoted by the same folks that once promoted "Internet push" as the next great technology.
The biggest cloud users on the planet are the ones with a vested interest in the concept (although there are certainly some legit corporate users out there as well - but they are all foolish).
I listen to Rush on a station from Buffalo NY. Rush is doing ads now for LifeLock, which is in the same business as Carbonite. We’ll see how long this lasts.
So, David Friend supports communists and their causes. Wow. What a moron.
What a selfish freaking moron.
I hope Carbonite tanks and goes belly up.
I don't think so.
One is identity protection while the other is file backup.
There is simply no way I would trust anyone, much less an extreme left-wing company like Carbonite, with my data. I encrypt it myself and copy it up to secured backup sites. No way in Hell would I trust Carbonite to do that for me.
“fireproof safe in the basement.”
Basements, also known to fire departments as “Built In Swimming Pools”. They tend to get filled up by the fire department when they pour water all over your burning house. You might want to also ensure the backups are not only fireproof but water proof as well.
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