MyPCBackup Review

MyPCBackup Top 10 Best Online Backup

Saving your personal files is important. If you want to get the best value for your money and the peace of mind knowing that your files are safe and secure, look no further than MyPCBackup. With MyPCBackup you can feel confident that when your computer crashes or is lost, your important files are backed up and secured with the best online backup service out there.

Price

MyPCBackup offers Unlimited backup storage space at a great price. If you signup for a longer subscription, you can save even more money. Chances are that you want your files backed up for a long time, so signing up for a 1 or 2 year subscription is the best choice.

UNLIMITED Storage Plan:

Monthly 6 Months 1 Year 2 Years
$12.95 / mo $11.95 / mo $9.95 / mo $6.95 / mo

250GB Storage Plan:

Monthly 6 Months 1 Year 2 Years
$9.95 / mo $8.95 / mo $7.95 / mo $4.95 / mo

70GB Storage Plan:

Monthly 6 Months 1 Year 2 Years
$8.95 / mo $7.95 / mo $6.95 / mo $4.49 / mo

MyPCBackup is offering deals all the time, so check the website for the latest offers which could be up to 70% OFF. You can easily signup and download the MyPCBackup software from their website (www.mypcbackup.com). They allow you a trial of their software, but only give you 15MB of trial storage space. You can easily upgrade to the paid plans with unlimited storage space using their software program. They also offer an "Anytime MoneyBack Guarantee", which is comforting, and a 14 day free trial period.

Features

MyPCBackup includes all the features you would expect from the best online backup services. Recently they added mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Android devices. You can easily access and sync all your files using these mobile apps. When you take a picture with your mobile device, the app will automatically copy your photo to your other devices. You can also stream your music from your desktop or laptop to your mobile device. This is a great feature that we really like because you will always have access to your most up-to-date playlists.

MyPCBackup offers a neat feature, a "Sync Folder" which will synchronize any files or folders across all your devices. They also have a "Drag & Drop" backup, where all you have to do is drag your files to the Drag & Drop window, and they are automatically backed up. You can configure backups to occur manually, on a set schedule, daily, or even hourly. Most users will like this ability to configure their backup schedule, although we recommend performing daily backups. This ensures that all your most recent files are backed up and won't be lost.

Be aware that MyPCBackup only allows you to "backup" 1 computer per account with unlimited backup space, but you can "sync" as many devices as you would like. Your sync space is limited to 20GB. "Backup" is the process of actually copying your files to MyPCBackup's servers for remote storage, whereas "sync" is copying the files to your other devices. You must install the MyPCBackup application on all devices you want to sync. You can access your backed up files from anywhere using a mobile device or another computer through their webpage.

They also offer a really cool new feature, a device locator. This can help you locate your computer in the event that it is lost or stolen. We really like this new feature and it was fairly accurate at locating our PC.

Features
Unlimited Disk Space
Sync Multiple Devices
Encrypted and Secure
100% Automated
Access Files Anywhere
Mobile Access
Share Files & Folders
File Versioning
Sync Folder
Drag & Drop Backup
Computer & Device Locator
 
OS Support
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS X 10.5+
 

Screenshots (click to enlarge):

Main Screen View Your Files Backup Selection

Ease of Use

MyPCBackup is very easy to use for novice PC users, but also has some nice advanced features for more experienced users. The software installs quickly and is very easy to configure. Their small desktop application runs seamlessly in the background and is easily accessible from an icon in your system tray. You can choose to backup your My Documents folder or select which folders to backup. By going to the Settings page, you can easily make your backup selections. You can also easily see all your settings from the main page of their software.

MyPCBackup's "Sync Folder" feature and "Drag & Drop" window are really simple ways to make sure your files are backed up and accessible from all your devices. Just copy a file to the "Sync Folder" and it is available on all your devices. Just click and drag a file to the "Drag & Drop" window and the file is automatically backed up, no settings to configure.

When you click on some features from the MyPCBackup software program, it takes you to a secure web page to view or adjust those features. We found this a little confusing at first, but the webpage is also very easy to understand and use, so we were okay with this layout.

Speed

MyPCBackup is one of the faster online backup services we tested. As with all online backup services, your initial backup may be a bit slow. However, subsequent backups were very fast. This is because they use incremental backup and only upload files that have changed since the previous backup. MyPCBackup offers a Speed Test on their support page. By clicking on the Speed Test, they will test your internet connection to show how fast your download and upload speeds are, giving you an idea of how long your backups should take. Remember, when backing up, you are "uploading" not downloading. MyPCBackup has tailored their service to be the fastest by not throttling upload connections to their servers.

Security

MyPCBackup uses the latest encryption standards to protect your files both while storing them on their servers and during the backup process. It can be a little nerve-racking sending your files off to the cloud, so rest assured that MyPCBackup takes security seriously. They use 256-bit AES encryption for your files and secure socket layer connections to upload your files. This is the same level of encryption used by banks. Your files are stored in their high tech cloud data centers which are monitored 24/7.

Customer Support

MyPCBackup is so easy to install and use that you shouldn't need any support, but it is still nice to know that a knowledgeable support staff is there for you. Although they don't have live chat or phone support at this time, their email responses were quick and to the point. Plus there are many video tutorials, an FAQ section, and a community knowledge base available on their support page so you have plenty of support options at your fingertips.

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A while back my computer crashed and I lost all my personal pictures. I wish I had found MyPCBackup before this happened. It was so easy to install and setup. Recently I got a virus and again lost my pictures, but this time they were backed up online. I have everything back now! I'm really glad I signed up for online backup.
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