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We use Carbonite to backup our files.  We are looking for a cheaper solution.  What are your thoughts about using Dropbox instead?
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I just set up a company on drivehq.com for a backup solution and they are very satisfied. Cost depends on how much data is being backed up, but when I called their sales department, I was offered about a 50% discount from their listed prices on their site. So it's worth it to call.  It also comes with extra storage, folder syncing, etc.
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i would highly recommend sugarsync
Its not as expensive and the features are superb
check out the comparison here
https://www.sugarsync.com/sync_comparison.html
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ok but what are your thoughts about dropbox, since that is what he is comfortable with?
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Dropbox's main function (as I understand it) is a central place where you can 'drop' files and allow other users you give access to the ability to download those files, wherever they are in the world. I've never heard of it being used as a practical and professional Backup solution.
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Dont these online backup programs tend to slow the computer down a little??
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Backups are usually at scheduled times (generally when the computer won't be in use), so no. With drivehq.com, the very first backup might take awhile (because it backs up every file/folder you specify), but every subsequent backup then skips over any file that hasn't been modified since the last backup, and it takes considerable less time.
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