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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great, great service. I LOVE it!"

    March 4, 2012  |   By 1sdman

    Pros

    FAST
    NO THROTTLING like some other programs,
    Backup speed settings are per your settings
    Can backup your system to a drive or another computer.
    Resident program is imperceptible
    Service is relatively inexpensive
    No hiccups, no crashes since install, 3 months now.
    Tech Support has been very responsive, even for simple questions.

    Cons

    none! seriously, and it has more features than I expected.
    no complaints

    Summary

    Can backup online (main purpose) with NO THROTTLING like some other programs (shame on you Carbonite), all backup speed settings are per your settings (pre-set and easy to change). I had Carbonite before, and since they throttle, after a year I was still not fully backed up when my PC was stolen, so I lost files. I got a refund and got CrashPlan instead, and so HAPPY since then! I really appreciate CrashPlan, works very well.

    I can also backup to a drive or another computer with CrashPlan if desired. So you could set up a drive at another location and backup to it as well as the CrsahPlan home site. This is nice if you have some sensitive info (or extremely high volumes) but want to ensure it's backed up offsite.

    It has some other features as well, but most will use the online backup. Their resident program is imperceptible and backing up all the time, it kicks into high speed when you are idle on the pc/mac for 5 minutes.

    I got the single license to start, but just upgraded to 2-10 pc licensing. We will have 2 Macs and 5 pc's being backed up using the Unlimited Family Plan. The Family plan is the cost of a 2-pc license, but can be used on up to 10 pc's with unlimited data. All our pc's/macs have close to 1TB each so this is a great price, definitely cheaper than buying 2 hard drives for off-site rotation for each computer!

    In short, a near perfect online, off-site, simple to use, reasonably priced system. GET IT! I love it!

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