I’m a simple man with simple needs. I assume there are others out there with similar needs. In a free market, one would assume that the needs of a viable consumer base would be met, perhaps even prior to that consumer base being aware of their own need. And yet I have been looking for two years for an online backup solution that either; 1) does not exist, or 2) is so poorly marketed that after two years of searching I cannot find it.
All I want is an online backup solution that; 1) gives me 2-3 TB of space, 2) allows me to automatically back up data on external drives, 3) works for Mac. Apparently it ain’t Carbonite, SugarSync, Mozy, or Dropbox. And yet it seems like any one of these companies or a score of others could easily add this service. How hard is it to allow me to backup external drives? It can’t be that hard. Most of these services already work on a Mac, so that’s not an issue. And yet virtually all these services either put a limit on the total data I can back up, or they limit me to only backing up the data I have on my internal hard drive. Why? I’m willing to pay for more space. SugarSync gives me 500GB of space for $40/month. I might not be willing to pay six times that for 3 TB of space, but I might be willing to pay 2.5 times ($100/month). Is it really not profitable to offer 3 TB of online backup for $100/month?
Surely this service will be offered within the next few years as bandwidth and data storage become cheaper. But why not now? Why not three years ago?
If there is a service out there that provides what I need and I just haven’t run into it, please enlighten me and point me in the right direction.Liked it? Share it!