I have been worried about my computer lately since it has been doing some weird things, like stalling and freezing and taking a long time to do anything. I kept hearing about Carbonite and decided to try the 15 day free trial since it would be a tragedy to lose all of our financial data, and Mr. A’s business files.
Coincidentally right around the same time, AJ decided to try Mozy.
The biggest complaint I have so far is that Carbonite makes my computer even slower than it was before. It decides to scan my hard drive even when I tell it not to, and that makes anything I do take twice as long. Seriously.
It took twelve days to backup my files, the total of which was 35GB. That gave me two days left to decide if I want to pay for a yearly subscription. I have unfortunately read some scary negative reviews on getting your files back after a crash, but I realize that people are more apt to complain about a product than sing its praises when they are happy with it.
I am going to go ahead and pay for the year subscription, and I hope it does the job.
I don’t really like having my computer on 24 hours a day, seven days a week so I need to take the time to figure out how to program Carbonite to save when it’s convenient for me.
I will also be asking my son for a report on how Mozy is working out for him.
Have you tried Carbonite or Mozy?