Which is The BEST Online Backup?

I have been building websites and doing graphic design for more than 8 years. I used Windows initially and have now switched to Mac. I've learn to keep my computer well maintained. Unfortunately, no matter how good you are taking care of them, hard-disk-crashing is the thing you can never avoid. Be it a PC or Mac; be it comes with warranty or not, when crashes happen, your data is gone!

I've solved my problem with online backup for some time already. If you are here to look for the best online backup for your data, I've made the comparison table among the best as shown below. I've made the comparison as helpful as possible and I'm sure it gives you a good overview. Also don't forget to check out my complete online backup reviews, learn from my experience!

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Reviews JustCloud Review LiveDrive Review MyPCBackup Review SugarSync Review
Plan Name JustCloud Premium Briefcase MyPCBackup Premium SugarSync 60GB
Pricing Information JustCloud LiveDrive MyPCBackup SugarSync
Fre Trials 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 30 Days
Coupon/ Discount 70% Off! (See how here) 27% Off (with 1 year upfront payment) 35% Off (with Secret Link) 50% Off (Offer available only ONCE during your first sign in)
1 month $9.95 $2.98/mo $15.95 $9.95 $6.36/mo $9.99 $4.99
6 months $8.95 $2.61/mo $95.70 $8.95 $5.56/mo $59.94 $29.97
12 months $7.95 $2.23/mo $191.40 139.95 $7.95 $4.76/mo $99.99 $49.99
24 months $6.95 $1.86/mo $382.80 $279.90 $6.95 $3.96/mo $198.98 $99.49
Money Back Guarantee 30 Days None 30 Days None
Online Backup Features JustCloud LiveDrive MyPCBackup SugarSync
Storage Amount 250GB 2TB 250GB 60GB
Archival Backup 250GB 250GB
Synchronized Backup 20GB (Upgrade Needed) 20GB (Upgrade Needed)
Individual File Size Limit 5GB None 5GB None
Support for External Drive Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for Network Drive Yes Yes (Additional $7.95/month) Yes Yes (Not Available for Synchronized Backup)
Usability JustCloud LiveDrive MyPCBackup SugarSync
# of Devices Unlimited 1 Computer (Upgrade Available) Unlimited Unlimited
Mac & PC Compatible Yes (Work on my Mac OSX 10.6 & Windows 7 32bit)
Support Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS Yes (I've personally tested on iOS 5.1.1, Android 2.2 and BlackBerry OS)
Windows Supported Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 (32 & 64bit) windows XP & Above (32 & 64bit) Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 (32 & 64bit) windows XP, Vista, 7
Mac OS Supported OSX10.5 & Above OSX10.6 & Above OSX10.5 & Above OSX10.5 & Above
File Type Restrictions Customizable Under Backup Settings No
Easy File Restoration 1) Restore individual file online
2) Restore right from local client
Usability JustCloud LiveDrive MyPCBackup SugarSync
Video & Music File Streaming No Yes No Yes
File Sharing with Family & Friends Yes (Username and password will be provided to your friends) Yes Yes Yes (Public link is created for sharing purpose)
Upload File by Email No Yes No No
Control Upload/ Download Bandwidth Yes Yes Yes Yes (Can only customize download speed)
Automatic Scheduled Backup Hourly, Daily or Date of Choice No (Backup as it Happened) Hourly, Daily or Date of Choice No (Backup as it Happened)
File Versioning 7 30 7 7
Drag & Drop Backup Yes Yes Yes No
Data Secutiry JustCloud LiveDrive MyPCBackup SugarSync
Date Encryption AES-256bit (aka Military or Banking Grade) 256bit 256bit 128bit
Data Center Amozon S3 with In-houst Tuning In-house datacenter (located in UK) Amozon S3 with In-houst Tuning Unknown
Customer Support JustCloud LiveDrive MyPCBackup SugarSync
Technical Support 24x7 By Email/ Ticket System Email & Ticketing Email & Ticketing System Email & Live Chat
Support's Email support@justcloud.com Ticket System support@justcloud.com support@sugarsync.com
Knowledgebase/ Tutorials Huge Database! Sufficient Sufficient Sufficient
Telephone Support Only for Billing
US - 18883205483
UK - 08444457768
US - 2677023992
UK - 02031376446
Only for Billing
US - 18888510954
UK - 08444457025
Unlimited telephone support is available for extra $99.99/year (6am - 5pm)
Others JustCloud LiveDrive MyPCBackup SugarSync
Reviews JustCloud Review LiveDrive Review MyPCBackup Review SugarSync Review
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If you did notice, all 4 online backups proses great features. However to summarize, these are the major strengths they have in common.
  1. The 4 online backup services support all devices available in the market - laptops, smartphone and tablet. So long you are connected to the Internet you can access your files anywhere. There is no problem with various Operating Systems too. I have personally tested them on 5 different OS - Windows 7 64bit, Mac OSX 10.6.8, Android 2.2, iOS5.1.1 and BlackBerry OS. With that said, your files are literally at your fingertips anytime.
  2. They are providing notably good support - Both email and ticket supports. The 4 providers claim to reply your email and ticket within 24 hours. Well in fact they do better than that. I got their reply in less than 6 hours.
  3. File versioning prevents permanent data loss. Whenever you update a file, they will keep a backup of the old version so that you can still retrieve the data if you need it. And they keep as many as the past 7 versions! FYI Livedrive keeps a stunning 30 versions!
  4. They offer free trial with NO credit card info needed! You are able to access to their full service for as long as 14 days (and 30 days in the case of SugarSync!). All you need is your email address and name.
As like all other consumer goods, try before you buy, buy only if you like! Do read my online backup reviews for my experience with the services.