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|Pricing||2GB Free account, $5.95 a month for 50GB (1 computer) and $9.95 a month for 125 GB (3 computers).
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|Backup Options||Yes, download the Mozy client for Windows or Mac, and it automatically backs up all selected files and folders in the background.|
|Photo Sharing Options||None, this is strictly a backup service|
|Video Sharing Options||None, this is strictly a backup service|
|General File Sharing Options||None, this is strictly a backup service|
|Offline Access?||Yes, with Mozy 2xProtect, you can backup files to the remote cloud and an external hard drive at the same time! Double the backup, very cool feature.|
|Mobile Device Access / Apps||Yes! Free iPhone app allows you to send files as an email attachment, as well as view files (for file types that your mobile platform can render). You can also see photo thumbnails, and download the full photo (even at high resolution) for any photo or photos you choose.|
|File Size Limits||No file size limits|
|Use your own Encryption Key?||Yes! This means that only you can access your data.|
|Mac and Linux Versions?||MozyHome supports Windows 7, 2000, XP, and Vista (32 & 64 bit), and Mac OS X 10.7, 10.6, 10.5, & 10.4.|
Mozy is one of the most trusted online backup services around. Actually, their slogan is "The Most Trusted Online Backup Solution". So why are they the most trusted? Well to start with, they are owned by EMC corporation, a fortune 500 company known for elegant and secure data storage solutions. MozyHome is super simple to use, and is really a "set it and forget it" type of product, where once it is setup, it will just run in the background (unless there is a problem). Mozy also provides excellent support, with live 24/7 IM and email ticket support available.
Mozy takes your data safety and security very very seriously. They are one of the only online back up services that actually lets you specify your own encryption key. Why is this important? If you use your own key, that means that Nobody, including the employees of Mozy, can see your data. If you ever lose that key, your data will be totally useless. All the online backup services we reviewed encrypt your data, but most use a key that is accessible by their own employees (for a variety of reasons). So for those that wan the #1 product in privacy, Mozy is it. Also, we really like the Mozy 2xProtect feature, which backs up your data securely to an external hard drive if you desire, so that you have a local and remote backup of your computer. Pretty cool! The rest of the Mozy features are on par with the industry average, which include automated seamless backups from multiple computers, data encryption, multiple data storage facilities, etc. Overall, we give them a high, 4 start, rating.
The only downsides of Mozy are the lack of sharing and syncing features. Mozy is designed a backup solution only, so some of the cool features (Like Livedrive's Briefcase) are just not available. It was designed this way, so if you need those features, you will have to find a different product, or many people use both a backup solution like Mozy and a Synchronization service like LiveDrive or Dropbox.
Really, the main difference is that Mozy Home is designed for the home user or family, and Mozy Pro is designed for companies with more than 3 computers. Mozy Pro is priced on a per user / per GB basis, so the scaleability is really unlimited. Read more about MozyPro here.
We think Mozy is great, and definitely a great backup service. Like we mentioned before, it is not everything to everybody, but sometimes simplicity is better than too many un-used features. If you want a solid and super-secure backup service, Mozy is the one for you!
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