There is a lot of talk about initial backup speeds – and usually these conversations are in the context of “initial backups are slower than molasses”. This is because a system designed to do small back ups is being asked to do a very large backup – like a business might do. It’s also because many online backup software solutions don’t want to move backups to the cloud quickly. It’s more expensive than moving it at a “slow as molasses” pace.
You know the old phrase “slow and steady wins the race”? That definitely doesn’t apply to online backup.
SOS Online Backup is designed to do fast initial uploads. We understand that you’re putting your data in the safety of the cloud because you want it to be secure. Getting data up into the cloud faster allows it to be secured and protected much more quickly.
SOS Online Backup conducted an off site speed test against Mozy home software and Carbonite home software. The results were surprisingly stark. SOS Online Backup won the speed test. SOS Online Backup was able to do an initial upload 20.2 GB of data in just 23 hours and 29 minutes.
We certainly recommend factoring in initial upload speed into determining the general quality of the online backup software you purchase for your home or business. A slow initial upload will mean that there may be additional hurdles and limitations yet to be discovered.
Have you heard? SOS Online Backup just launched a 15GB secure online backup plan for Android backup and PC backup! Download it in the Android market today for just $3.95 (this price is good through March 12th).