Hey, I am currently searching for an affordable online backup solution for my photos (RAW, JPEG, TIFF, ...). At the moment I have accumulated around 500GB of photos, videos snippets and other stuff which should go into the backup. My current backup strategy consists of an external 2,5" hard drive (the working drive), a time machine backup to a 2,5" hard drive connected to my Airport Express and a CarbonCopy clone of the working drive to another 2,5" external drive. The CarbonCopy backup is only executed once in a while as I have the harddrive at my work place - an off-site backup so to speak. From that regard, I consider myself as fairly safe in terms of loosing my photos. I have to state here that I am not working as a photographer. I am a pure amateur, happily snapping some pictures. The thing is, however, that my "off-site" backup is only performed very unregularily. Only once a quarter I remember to bring the harddrive from work and run CarbonCopy. Additionally, I am not sure whether our IT department is so happy about bringing alien harddrives to work, even though I am not connecting it to my work PC. Since I changed my Internet subscription to a VDSL line (50MBit/s down, 10MBit/s up) I am thinking about an online backup in order to supersede the off-site backup drive. Ideally I would love to have a background process syncing from my working drive (such as TimeMachine does). Dropbox comes to mind, however, paying $50 per month is to expensive for me. Googleing the topic lead me to Backblaze. They offer a very affordable service (max. $5/month) with the kind of software I am looking for (I do not need a older copies of my files such as TimeMachine offers. A single backup of the files is fine for me). They offer a 15 days trial which I happily subscribed to yesterday. After the initial euphory, however, I was put down by the upload speed. My network activity monitor showed up to 200kByte/s at times (~1.6MBit/s). These 200k where only reached periodically, however. The upload stopped in between completely and sometimes only trickled with a couple of kB/s. A testfolder, I choose for the backup (nearly 2GB), took all afternoon. When I stopped after like 5 hours, 1.2GB where still left to upload. This averages to 45kBit/s. :-( Can you hint me on some other services similiar Backblaze, etc. you are happy with? Maybe one which operate datacenters in Europe as well (that might be the problem with Backblaze as they only have two storage locations in the US). Thanks!