Mozy: The Review.

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When I found out last week that Mozy was available for Macs, I wished that it it was also available for Windows so that I could post about it here… Then, I signed up for an account and found out that it is available for both! Mozy is, simply put: secure online backup. They use 448-bit Blowfish encryption for security so that no one but you can access/open your backed-up files. The best part is, it’s free for up to 2GB of backed-up data, and even unlimited storage comes at a great price: $4.95 per month.

I installed Mozy on both my Mac and PC this weekend, and these were my results… I backed up around 2300 files. I’ve got a typical 4Mbps cable internet connection, and my transfer speed to Mozy fluctuated between 500-600kbps… not bad, but not fantastic either. The first time you sync your files with Mozy, it will probably take awhile, but after that it should be reasonably speedy because it does block incremental backups, which means that not only does it only copy the files that you’ve changed between backups, it takes it a step further and only copies the portions of those files that have changed. This ensures that your data is always backed up, but that it doesn’t take very long or even much bandwidth to stay up to date. Common internet speeds aren’t at the point where you’ll want to be uploading gigs and gigs of data (my 80Gb+ music library is something that I would never dream of trying to back up over the internet.) Mozy is a good solution for backing up those documents and settings that you don’t want to lose… redundancy is good.


If you get other people to sign up via an affiliate link and they actually use Mozy for backup purposes, you both get extra disk space for your backups. The link above is an affiliate link with my code in it. If you don’t want to use it, you can just go to instead.

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