Terabyte drives for less than $100 – an interesting sign of the hardware times, and an attractive dynamic for Mozy to build on
EMC's Mozy online backup service just got a lot more compelling--because it's not just online anymore.
Version 2.0 of the cloud backup service, released late Monday, adds a very useful option to store your data on an external hard drive, too. Storing data remotely is well and good, but a local backup is easier if you need to restore files, and setting it up was as easy as plugging in a drive and telling the software to use it. External USB drives are economical these days--less than $100 for 1TB--and it's nice not having to configure two different backup systems.