(2016) The Best Cloud Storage Backup Solution: Dropbox, Onedrive, Amazon, Google, Carbonite

In this video we look for the best cloud storage solution provider. We compare features, price, and security to find the most comprehensive option for storing your files in the cloud. We compare Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud, Carbonite, SpiderOak, and Tresorit. Additionally, we touch on BoxCryptor for easy local encryption.

*This video and the commentary inside is for educational purposes only. The information listed and features were based on the companies websites and/or public information as of 5/2016. The features and prices are subject to change. The commentary is solely my opinion and should be used at the viewers own discretion and research. There is no perfect security solution and there is no guarantee any of these services, providers, or options presented can keep you 100% safe.


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Shore Sitter says:

Amazon works with the CIA, that’s why their security issues are cryptic.

Dave Paws says:

Great video but some of your information is incorrect.

Tresorit DO offer a permanently free account [link below] which offers “3GB secure storage space”. The “14-day trial” you refer to in your video actually relates to their paid plans. People who choose to use their ‘Basic’ offering get exactly the same end-to-end encryption but are limited to 3GB:


In regards to their version history it is “limited” (to 10 versions) on their ‘Premium’ plan but with their ‘Business’ and ‘Enterprise’ plans you get an unlimited version history. If you click the link above, scroll down and then expand the ‘>’ rows in the table you can see a full comparison.

You DO get mobile upload capability on all of their apps (Windows, iOS and Android, BlackBerry) along with the option to have your camera roll synced if you so wish.

In terms of drive mirroring they DO offer that functionality although the method of doing that is not intuitive:


Tresorit are also one of the few companies to offer a Linux client (in addition to their Windows, Mac and web interface).

Interestingly they offer Digital Rights Management (using Microsoft’s Information Rights Management Service) which allows you to share documents whilst preventing/limiting: viewing, editing, sharing, deleting, commenting, copying and pasting, screenshots and printing.

I’m surprised that the Tresorit representative, Alice Ruddigkeit, didn’t pick up on these points!

Angelinacode says:

Thanks so much for the info! the spread sheets made it nice and clear:)

Alice Ruddigkeit says:

Hey! Cool video! Just one extra info: Tresorit actually has mobile sync apps for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone & Blackberry 🙂

Khalid Al-Tayaran says:


r Miller says:

do you recommend the newest Kaspersky for its online backup? i see it can use dropbox…

quicksite says:

Also — meta question — DASGeek, what screencast recording software do you use? The sharpness of the speadsheet is far greater than on most video files uploaded to Youtube. Thanks!

quicksite says:

DASGeek— Darn, I wish you’d included iDrive — because i’ve been doing this exact research, because i am sick of paying $10/month for Dropbox — and their not even providing “Folder Size” data. A file yes, but folder no. So I;ve been looking, and various Google searches show that iDrive is often in the top 5, but I have not yet given it a try. If you have tried it, please provide some feedback here in comments?

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