Cloud-based backup services come as close as you can get to making this necessary, but oh-so-avoidable chore hassle-free. Even if you already back up your data to an external hard drive, you need a cloud service in case that drive is destroyed along with your PC and the original data if a catastrophe strikes.
Many cloud services promise to simplify and automate the tedium of data backups, but some are too expensive, some are too complex, and some simply fail woefully. Here are four that deliver.
It doesn’t get much easier than Backblaze. Once you install the software, it scans your computer and backs up your data. For $5 a month, or $50 per year, Backblaze will back up an unlimited amount of data, including data stored on external drives or across multiple Windows or Mac PCs…
Read the full article at PCWorld: Easy Save: 4 services that take the pain out of backups.