There are PC backup options at about every price point. From $1 per month for a few CD-Rs (and some time…) to well over $100 per month for the most expensive automatic backup services.

But all of these costs pale in comparison to the costs of data recovery! If you need a company to recover data from a crashed hard drive, you can expect to pay about $1000 or more! And that is if the data is even recoverable!

Check out the chart below to compare prices:

 

  Prices (per month)
  25 GB 50 GB 100 GB 250 GB Unlimited
SpiderOak $8.33 $8.33 $8.33 $25.00 N/A
SOS Online Backup $6.66 $6.66 $8.33 N/A N/A
Mozy $5.49 $5.49 $9.16 $22 N/A
Elephant Drive $8.29 $8.29 $8.29 $16.63 N/A
Dropbox $8.25 $8.25 $16.58 N/A N/A
KineticCloud $16.45 $28.95 $53.95 $128.95 N/A
SugarSync $4.17 $8.33 $12.50 $20.83 N/A
MyPC Backup $4.95 $4.95 $5.95 $5.95 $7.95
IDrive $4.13 $4.13 $4.13 $12.46 N/A
IBackup $8.29 $8.29 $8.29 $41.63 N/A
Carbonite $4.92 $4.92 $4.92 $4.92 $4.92
Backblaze $4.17 $4.17 $4.17 $4.17 $4.17
CrashPlan $4.17 $4.17 $4.17 $4.17 $4.17

 

Looks like Carbonite, BackBlaze, and CrashPlan tied for first! Less than $5 per month no matter how much you use – you get unlimited space!

Why don’t you read the reviews and then decide: Carbonite Review and Mozy Review. (Both are great choices!)

 

*Based on annual subscription prices where possible. (For example, many $5/month services are $50/year – pay for a year upfront and get two months free.)

*Last updated July 2012. For current prices, see the company websites. We are not responsible for typos or errors.

*Next update is scheduled for September 30, 2017.

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