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After helping my mom over the phone last week with her dying hard drive, I realized that perhaps I should look into a backup. I considered USB devices, burning DVDs, and then looking into online solutions. I finally settled on Carbonite Online Backup. Carbonite.com is a steal at $5 per month for UNLIMITED backups. I am backing up about 49 GB worth of data myself.
Here’s the reason why I am pimping Carbonite here. If you sign up as one of my friends, I get three free months, but you get one free month, so we both come out ahead. If you want to sign-up for Carbonite through me, send me an email using the contact me form on the right and just mention Carbonite and I will send you a referral.