MyPC Backup Review

MyPC BackUp is an online backup service that is well-known in the United Kingdom and is attempting to gain a following overseas. Their website urges visitors to secure their data and shows a statistic gleaned from CNN which states that ‘a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds’. If you have online backup (and presumably insurance), your loss will be minimal as you can simply retrieve your data from them.

What Does MyPC BackUp Do?
MyPC BackUp is fully automated which means that backing up your files is a walk in the park. When you use this application, it will appear on your desktop and it doesn’t take up a huge chunk of memory. With this desktop application, you will be able to view all the files you have backed up thus far. This is a unique feature and differentiates MyPC BackUp from other online storage methods.

In terms of price, MyPC Backup keep things extremely simple. You pay between $4.95 and $9.95 a month for the service. Multiple computers can be used and it is compatible with Windows 7, Vista or XP. You have unlimited storage space and a 14 day free trial to see if this is the online backup service for you.

Pros
It is almost mandatory these days for an online backup service to be easy to install and MyPC BackUp doesn’t fail to deliver. Just go the their website, download and choose one of the available deals. It takes approximately 2 minutes for the application to be downloaded. When you log in, all you need to do is enter your account information and you will be able to manage all your files with ease. You have the option to manually select the files you want to backup though this could be a time consuming process.

There are some online backup services that limit the amount of storage space. MyPC BackUp is not one of them. The moment you become a customer, you have unlimited storage capacity, a bargain for less than $10 a month. You can also customize the backing up of your files. This means you can schedule the system to backup the files at any time you choose. Changing the scheduling is child’s play and is achieved by altering the easy to use control panel. With 24/7 technical support and a free trial, MyPC BackUp makes it as alluring as possible when it comes to using their product for backing up your files.

Cons
The biggest disadvantage of MyPC BackUp is the lack of compatibility with Linux and Mac users. It is only designed for Windows which is a real shame. One hopes that the company finds a way to increase compatibility. Another minus point is the fact that file sharing is impossible. This is a standard feature of most online backup companies.

Overall Review of MyPC Backup
Despite these issues, MyPC BackUp is one of the best value for money online backup services on the market. The flexible subscriptions on offer are the icing on the cake. You can utilize a month to month plan, a 6 month package or 1 and 2 year packages. All in all, this is an online backup service worth considering. You should at least try the 14 day free trial to see what the fuss is about.

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  • I used to use mozy backup but I like mypc backup a lot better. It just does things that mozy doesn’t, the auto-backup and mobile log-in make this software really easy to use.

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