Cloud Backup or Physical Backup? Which one do you prefer?

  • Cloud Backup

    Votes: 16 38.1%

    Votes: 26 61.9%
  • Total voters


Level 29
@Vasudev my boot disk is a simple 1TB Micron M600 which I got for INR 11 379 on ebay. My backup SSD is a strange 960GB Liteon ect-960n9s rated 1 disk write a day for 3 years, MTBF 2.5 million hours and power off data retention guaranteed for 1 year. They're not the fastest in benchmarks but they are fast enough.
I thought M600 kicked the bucket, didn't think it'll last that long. Liteon uses Toshiba or Micron or Sk Hynix SSD ICs so you should be good for 10-15 years.


Level 17
Content Creator
My cloud fav is Backblaze B2. All my cloud content is encrypted, including file and folder names. It's not the easiest place for a newbie to begin, but there are free software packages that help do the heavy lifting.


Level 42
This is one of the reasons I don't very much depend on Clouds. Any cloud provider even the biggies can do this kind of things, if they want to concentrate on some other business.
Cloud should be one of the many options for back up, like you have one physical backup and another cloud back of the same data. Its much more secure in the way that both may not go bad at the same time.
Also, as @Music4Ever has done, keeping one backup at some one else's place is a really good idea.
I've used for almost 4 years now. Mostly because it's zero knowledge and compliant with all international standards for privacy and security. Also their app is generally the most reliable. But I got tired of the yearly fee so I got baited into the pCloud special deal, which I regret heavily now.

I will be reversing my charge on them after around 8-9 more days and giving them time to handle it. What I don't get is, companies think they can fight chargebacks, when they really can't as the rulings are heavily tilted toward consumers. In the end companies have to not only get the money taken back out but they have to pay chargeback fees which end up costing them more money. It's easier to just refund people. pCloud's 10 day refund policy absolutely indicates they don't believe in their own service enough to offer a 30 day. It's really just a shell company from what I can find so far..