Backify is a new company which offers a series of different online storage services. What makes Backify interesting when compared with other similar companies is the fact that they offer up to 512GB of free storage. Yes, you read it right, that is 512GB of totally free storage. For example Mozy charges $6 a month for 50GB. Backify also provides other deals with unlimited storage and a Dropbox-like briefcase storage - i.e. Backify creates a folder on your computer and the files in that folder are then synced to all linked computers. 

  Backup Backup + Briefcase
Backup Storage 512GB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Briefcase Storage N/A N/A 512GB 1TB 1.5TB 2TB
Number of Computers 1 Up to 5 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Monthly Price Free $6 $10 $15 $20 $25
Yearly Price Free $36 $60 $80 $100 $120

All plans include automated backup utility, which is available for Windows, Mac OS X and iOS (no word on Android support). Your data can also be accessed through Backify's website, meaning that your files are available anywhere you go. Briefcase plans also include document editing support within the browser.

Backify's speciality is streaming. You can stream music and movies to your iPhone and iPad straight from the cloud, no download is required. Cellular network is supported too so you aren't even stuck with Wi-Fi. Streaming also works through Backify's website, and all you need is a gadget with Internet access. 

If Backify can provide all this, it sounds like a killer online storage service. The storage you get is massive, 512GB, and that's without paying anything. For as low as $3 a month, you can get unlimited storage. For example Apple's iCloud offers only 5GB and Dropbox 2GB of free storage. We hope to review Backify in the near future to see if they keep their promises. 

Source: Backify

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  • Golgatha - Monday, October 17, 2011 - link

    Killed this offer before it had a chance to live. Reply
  • mfeller2 - Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - link

    It's a lot of storage, but in case it doesn't pan out...raised rates, becomes a failed startup, etc., I am thinking about a strategy of using multiple services as they come along.

    For critical/sensitive files, my idea is to put them in a Truecrypt store, and then back *that* up to the "cloud". It won't hurt having multiple copies off-site.
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  • Fluence1st - Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - link

    http://fluxuz.tumblr.com/post/12879563686/backifya... Reply
  • teedeedet - Monday, February 20, 2012 - link

    I use Iozeta.com and I've never had any problems. Reply
  • Ghost 519 - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - link

    AnandTech should make a note that the company was a fraud. Reply

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