Updated May 2013
Unlimited online backup plans allow you to backup as much as you want - 250 GB, 1 TB, 50 TB, etc. - making them perfect options for the data hoarders out there. You know who you are!
Below are monthly calculated prices for all available unlimited plans from popular online backup services, assuming you prepay for the designated time frame. The least expensive plan for each term length is in bold.
Note: Please let me know if any of these prices have changed and I'll be happy to update the table.
Unlimited Online Backup Price Comparison
|Unlimited Backup Plan||4 Years||3 Years||2 Years||1 Year||M2M|
|McAfee Online Backup9||→||→||→||$5.00||←|
Note: All prices are in USD and calculated per month and for a single computer. M2M means month-to-month. The → and ← mean that the listed unlimited online backup plan is not offered in the term length listed. Just follow the arrow to see the equivalent price for that length of time.
ADrive also offers unlimited storage but only in their Business plan which requires that you request a quote before receiving pricing information.
AVG LiveKive has a plan they refer to as "unlimited" but their fair use policy caps the storage with that plan at 500 GB.
 Backblaze total costs are as follows: $95 for 2 years ($3.96x24) or $50 for 1 year ($4.17x12).
 BackUp Solutions costs $99.95 per year ($8.33x12).
 Carbonite Home costs $59 per year ($4.92x12).
 Carbonite HomePlus costs $99 per year ($8.25x12) and offers both external hard drive and mirror image backup support in addition to the features available in Carbonite Home.
 Carbonite HomePremier costs $149 per year ($12.42x12) and offers courier recovery service in addition to the features available in Carbonite HomePlus.
 Total costs for CrashPlan+ Unlimited are: $189.99 for 4 years ($3.96x48), $164.99 for 3 years ($4.58x36), $114.99 for 2 years ($4.79x24), or $59.99 for 1 year ($5.00x12).
 CrashPlan+ Family Unlimited supports backup from up to 10 computers. Total costs are: $429.99 for 4 years ($8.96x48), $399.99 for 3 years ($11.11x36), $289.99 for 2 years ($12.08x24), or $149.99 for 1 year ($12.50x12).
 Livedrive's Backup plan has a 1 year cost of $84.00 ($7.00x12) and a 2 year cost of $144.00 ($6.00x24).
 McAfee Online Backup has a 1 year cost of $59.99 ($5.00x12).
 MyPCBackup total costs are: $214.80 for 2 years ($8.95x24) or $119.40 for 1 year ($9.95x12). A 6 month plan is also available for $71.70 ($11.95x6). JustCloud and ZipCloud are identical services with identical pricing.
 Nomadesk costs $108 for 1 year ($9.00x12).