Windows has maintained their position as the most popular operating system on the market for many years. Windows operating systems tend to harbour software problems however, which lead to lost or compromised data. This has created an overwhelming demand for a quick and secure cloud backup solution, that is easy enough for individual users to navigate as well as businesses.

The team at Best Cloud Backups has provided a list of our top five picks for Windows cloud backup solutions. In the following chart, we have broken down each product’s features into four important categories (pricing, ease of use, support and technology). Whether you are looking for the most affordable solution, the highest level of security, or the fastest service, you will be able to find the perfect solution based on your individual priorities.

Best cloud backup comparison table:
Jungle DiskCarboniteData Deposit BoxBackBlazeSpiderOak One
Pricing
  • No free trial
  • $8 USD/month
  • Free demo upon request
  • @15 day free trial
  • $6-$50 per month (depending on the number of devices)
  • Discounts available for long-term contracts
  • 14 day free trial
  • Pay for use only
  • Unlimited devices and operating systems
  • $.10/GB USD
  • $20/month USD min.
  • 15 day free trial
  • $6 per month for unlimited data storage (restoration limited to zip files)
  • 21-day free trial
  • $60 per year for 5GB
  • $129 per year for 2TB
Ease of Use
  • Quick setup
  • Minimal data information available
  • Simple user interface
  • Compatible with Amazon S3 data
  • Centralized management
  • Mobile applications available
  • Simple interface
  • Slow initial backup
  • Initial backup must be done manually
  • Quick setup
  • Centralized management
  • Mobile applications available
  • Simple interface
  • Automatic continuous backups
  • Simple interface
  • Automatic backups
  • Slow backups
  • Bugs in software
  • Quick backups
  • Block-level backups
  • Mobile applications available for management
  • Complex interface
  • Limited data information available
Support
  • Phone support available during business hours
  • Request form
  • Email support
  • Online informational resources
  • 24/7 live chat support
  • Online knowledge base
  • FAQ articles
  • Phone support
  • 24/7 live chat
  • Email reports
  • Phone and email support
  • Online help desk
  • FAQ
  • Chat support during business hours
  • No live support
  • Request form
  • Informational pages on website
Technology
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Encryption
  • Password manager
  • File-sharing
  • Sync folders
  • Backup vaults
  • Limited storage space
  • AES-128 encryption
  • Private encryption available
  • Unlimited data storage
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Limited file types supported
  • Continuous backups
  • Versioning technology
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Military grade encryption
  • Automatic continuous backups
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Encryption
  • Versioning technology
  • Slow drive scanning
  • 256-bit encryption
  • TLS/SSL protocols
  • Local database storage
  • Limited storage
  • Unlimited deleted file retention
  • Versioning
  • File-syncing
Summary of Pros
  • Data is highly secure
  • Low price
  • Compression vaults available for fast backups
  • Amazon S3 compatibility
  • Unlimited storage
  • Excellent security features
  • Ample support resources
  • Reasonable price for storage and technology
  • Ample support resources
  • Excellent security features
  • Easy and accessible product
  • Low price
  • Easy to use
  • Some support resources available
  • Unlimited storage
  • Data is highly secure
  • Unlimited file retention
  • Fast backup service
  • File-syncing
Summary of Cons
  • Difficult to access data information
  • Limited storage space
  • No free trial
  • Complicated initial backup
  • Limited file types
  • High price for the features available
  • Limited data storage
  • Slow zip file restoration (large files)
  • Slow processing
  • Bugs in software
  • File type limitations
  • Poor interface
  • Limited data information available
  • High price
  • Limited support resources

 

Summary

Overall, BackBlaze offers the lowest monthly price, which may be suitable for those who are willing to compromise on other features to ensure the lowest cost. However, in terms of overall value, Data Deposit Box is the frontrunner due to their pay per use policy, as well as their product’s impressive features.

In terms of user-friendliness, Jungle Disk and Data Deposit Box present easy-to-use interfaces and product management centres. The Jungle Disk cloud backup solution for Windows however, fails to provide details regarding data backup activity, where the Data Deposit Box solution allows the user to view all necessary information.

We believe that a combination of phone and online support is the best way to provide customers with the resources they need to navigate a new product. Jungle Disk, Carbonite and Data Deposit Box all offer various methods of contact including phone, email, and informational web pages. Additionally, Data Deposit Box offers daily email reports, which is a unique feature that keeps users up to date on product information.
SpiderOak One and Data Deposit Box offer the most impressive technological features in their cloud backup solutions for Windows. These products offer extensive data protection, file retention and fast backup technology.