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Box.netSugarSyncAcronisNortonElephantDriveDropboxMozyCarbonite
PricingBox.net
Box.net
SugarSync
SugarSync
Acronis
Acronis
Norton Online Backup
Norton Online Backup
ElephantDrive
ElephantDrive
Dropbox
Dropbox
Mozy
Mozy
Mozy
Carbonite
Free TrialBackup Free TrialBackup Free TrialBackup Free TrialBackup Free TrialBackup Free TrialBackup Free TrialBackup Free TrialBackup Free Trial
Price (starts at)$9.95/month$4.99/month$69.99/year$49.99/year$9.95/month$9.99/month$4.95/month$54.95/year
Money back guaranteeYes, first 30 daysYes, first 30 daysYes, first 60 daysYes, first 30 days
Box.netSugarSyncAcronisNortonElephantDriveDropboxMozyCarbonite
Intended UseBox.net
Box.net
SugarSync
SugarSync
Acronis
Acronis
Norton Online Backup
Norton Online Backup
ElephantDrive
ElephantDrive
Dropbox
Dropbox
Mozy
Mozy
Mozy
Carbonite
Home/Individual
Small Business
Corp./Enterprise
PC
MAC
Linux Business only
Box.netSugarSyncAcronisNortonElephantDriveDropboxMozyCarbonite
FeaturesBox.net
Box.net
SugarSync
SugarSync
Acronis
Acronis
Norton Online Backup
Norton Online Backup
ElephantDrive
ElephantDrive
Dropbox
Dropbox
Mozy
Mozy
Mozy
Carbonite
SpaceStarting @ 10GBStarting @ 30GBStarting @ 5GBStarting @ 25GBStarting @ 100GBStarting @ 50GBUnlimitedUnlimited
SecuritySecure SSL EncryptionSecure SSL EncryptionSecure SSL EncryptionSecure SSL EncryptionSecure SSL EncryptionSecure SSL EncryptionSecure SSL EncryptionSecure SSL Encryption
Automated BackupsAutomated Backups

Set your backup solution to copy files on a recurring schedule or when the computer is idle.

Catastrophic RecoveryCatastrophic Recovery

Restores a full backup of your entire hard drive.

Single File RecoverySingle File Recovery

Restore a single file or group of files instead of a full recovery of your entire computer.

Locked File SupportLocked File Support

Allows the backup program to save files which are open or locked (a common scenario for Microsoft Outlook or QuickBooks files).

Incremental BackupsIncremental Backups

Backup only changed items rather than re-saving files that have already been saved.

Backup Multiple MachinesBackup Multiple Machines

Multiple computers can be backed up on a single account.

Restore to 2nd ComputerRestore to 2nd Computer

Allows you to restore files to a computer other than the one that was originally backed up.

Web InterfaceWeb Interface

Allows you to manage your backup account directly through an online site.

Mobile AccessMobile Access

A backup program that comes with a mobile application, allows mobile access, or both.

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Geographic Redundant StorageGeographic Redundant Storage

Files are stored in multiple locations. If something happens like a fire or a disk failure, a copy of your files are still secure in another location.

Remote AccessRemote Access

Allows you to gain access to backed up files from other computers over the Internet.

File SharingFile Sharing

Allows you to share access to a single file rather than your entire backup.

VersioningVersioning

Saves multiple versions of a file allowing you to restore to a previous copy.

Full-text searchFull-text search

Allows you to search for keywords within your backed-up files.

Box.netSugarSyncAcronisNortonElephantDriveDropboxMozyCarbonite
SupportBox.net
Box.net
SugarSync
SugarSync
Acronis
Acronis
Norton Online Backup
Norton Online Backup
ElephantDrive
ElephantDrive
Dropbox
Dropbox
Mozy
Mozy
Mozy
Carbonite
Phone SupportBusiness onlyBusiness onlyBusiness only
Support Availabilityphone, email, and dedicated account management depending on planphone (some plans), email, forums, knowledge base, and, tutorialsknowledge base, and user guidesphone, chat, email, and knoweldge baseemail, knowledge baseforums, wiki, online supportphone, chat, videos, community, and knowledge basephone, chat, email, knowledge base, online tutorials
Cost for support?NoYes, $14 (month, year?)NoNoNo