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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  • Arsynic - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    Mozy used to be unlimited too until they reached a certain number of subscribers. This sounds like bait and switch material. I'm sorry, but I'm staying with the devil I know, CrashPlan.
  • Kristian Vättö - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    Yeah, that is the concern I have too. Mozy used to be great, but now it's overpriced.
  • webmastir - Sunday, October 16, 2011 - link

    True but CrashPlan will soon be going that route soon. They all will eventually. It's impossible this day and age to offer unlimited space when it becomes open to the public.
  • LeftSide - Monday, October 17, 2011 - link

    Crashplan is great because you can backup to friends. If you have multiple gigs of family photos and videos, you can seed the upload with an external drive. It would have taken 3 months to upload all my photos and videos, but I brought my parents computer to my house and it took 2 days.
    It work the other way around as well. If you have a tornado, it doesn't take a month to download everything, you just get it locally from your backup location.
  • imaheadcase - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    Yet the chart you posted shows $6 a month unlimited. Already i'm fishy about the service.
  • Kristian Vättö - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    It's $3 a month if you pay the yearly fee ($36). If you subscribe for only one month, then it's more expensive.
  • CFJ90210 - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    Aw, was just about to point that out to imaheadcase.
  • imaheadcase - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    ah ic. Seems pretty cool. I just really worry about new startup's like this. They can come and go fast it would seem to me.

    Granted I only have maybe 5gigs of crucial files i would like to keep, I already use WHS to backup computers, been looking for online solutions.
  • hifiaudio2 - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    So I just called their toll free number to ask how the software would deal with a USB attached 8 bay drive tower. First, the person just answered the phone with "hello" .. not "Backify".. so that was funny... and second the answer was "I don't know... just install the free account and see if it works.

    They literally went live yesterday he said (10/13).

    I think I will give this a good while before trusting my data to them.

    Sounds great in theory though!
  • CU - Friday, October 14, 2011 - link

    What prevents you from setting up multiply accounts? One for each computer you have. I just set up CrashPlan with my parents and we are backing up to each other. I would have considered this if it had came out a few days earlier.

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