Hello everyone, my name is tylerp and I work on Mozy’s Support eServices team with zachm. I am an intern for our team manager and project manager. I have been with Mozy since the beginning of May.
I use a hand-me-down laptop and a few weeks ago the hard drive crashed. Luckily, I had set up a Mozy Home Free account to do some testing and it backed up all of my files. I was surprised that the free 2 gigabyte backup saved all of my files, because I had a mix of documents, pictures and videos.
People hear the word back up and they think external hard drives holding terabytes of space. Is that needed to back up your important files? For an average user, it is not. Videos, pictures, and music can take up a lot of space, but documents barely take up any space. What can you actually back up?
If we take the Mozy home free account, as an example, you would get a total of 2 gigabytes of online backup space for free. How much can that actually hold? A Word file is usually around 100 KB if it is a bigger file. If you were to only back up Word files, you would be able to back up over 20,000. If your pictures average around 4 MB, which is standard for an 8 megapixel camera, you would be able to back up around 500 pictures. An mp3 file ranges around 10 MB which would be around 200 songs.
This fall will be my final semester of my university career. I will be putting together a senior project. If I were to lose all of my school files, I would be in a tough place. Thanks Mozy for the awesome internship experience and backing up my files.