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Both Bitcasa Drive and are shutting down in May. These aren’t the first cloud storage services to shut down and leave their users hanging, and they likely won’t be the last. If you’re wondering where you should put your data after they’ve closed, you’ll be happy to know that there are many suitable alternatives to these services.

Backblaze vs CarboniteBackblaze and Carbonite are two of the leading online backup services.  They both offer unlimited cloud storage, affordable pricing, and similar features.  Carbonite has been in business a couple years longer, and is a $300 million publicly traded company.  Backblaze on the other hand has taken the online backup industry by storm, and is now storing over 100 petabytes of customer data.

The Carbonite mobile app can be hard to uninstall.  If you try to uninstall it using the official Carbonite instructions, it might not work.  This is because the Carbonite app installs itself as a device administrator, which is needed for the “remote wipe” feature.  This leaves the Uninstall button grayed out in the Apps section of your Android device.

CrashPlan vs CarboniteCrashPlan and Carbonite are two of the biggest online backup services out there.  They both provide unlimited cloud storage to backup and protect your computer files.  They also have similar pricing and features.

So which one should you choose?  I’ll take a look at them both in this head-to-head comparison.

Carbonite is a secure, automatic, and affordable online backup service.  You may recognize Carbonite from radio ads, at least that’s where I first heard about them.  Carbonite claims to have “a plan for every business and a price for every budget,” and it can backup everything from precious family photos to servers required to run your business.

Is Carbonite a service you should consider using?  I’ll take a look at how it performs in this in-depth review.