SOS Backup Review

Quick Intro: SOS Online Backup ( is one of the cloud storage providers that have been on the scene for a number of years. SOS Backup was developed by Infrascale, a leading cloud software company with offices in California, Russia, England, India and Australia.  Infrascale employs over 100 people.

Select a tab below to see our detailed review of SOS Backup:

  • Review Summary
  • Storage & Features
  • Screenshots
  • Installation

SOS Backup is our top recommendation for personal users. Why? Simply because it offers every feature you can possibly need, unlimited storage, unlimited versioning and top of the line security strandard ( UltraSafe MAX) at the lowest price on the market.

EC_logo_lgIMPORTANT: It is important to note that SOS Backup is our #1 recommended online backup service and cloud storage solution for those with 1 computer to backup. If you need to backup 2 to 10 computersCrashPlan has a better offer. For more than 10 computers, we recommend Carbonite‘s $20.25/month plan that covers unlimited computers. (See our Top 5 Multi-Computer Backup Services page for more details) 

We loved SOS’s light interface and array of features. SOS lately added multiple features, including a Facebook backup functionality. They also reduced their pricing and are now offering Unlimited storage at the most affordable price on the market (as of March  2015). SOS Online Backup is also a 4 year winner of the famous PC Mag Editor Award. They have also been recommended by the likes of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and LAPTOP Magazine. With SOS Online Backup, you get unlimited data storage, unlimited file size and unlimited versioning. You can basically backup any file you want without having to worry about the file type or size.

Pros of SOS Backup

  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited File Versioning
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited File Size
  • Unlimited Syncing
  • Fast upload speeds
  • File sharing and syncing
  • Apps for Android and iOS
  • Unique Facebook Backup Feature

Cons Of SOS Backup

  • Limit on file size for sharing (not for uploading)

SOS Backup Storage Space & Pricing

All of the plans with SOS provide infinite (or unlimited) cloud storage.

Personal Cloud – good for one PC or Mac and unlimited smartphones and tablets

$59.99 for one year, $99.99 for two years (provides 4 months free) or $129.99 for three years (provides 8 months free)

Family Cloud – good for up to 5 PCs and/or Macs and unlimited smartphones and tablets

$249.99 per year, $409.99 for 2years (provides 4 months free) or $579.99 for three years (provides 8 months free)

SOS Business is tiered providing you with unlimited PC backup, unlimited smartphone and tablet backup, and ForeverSave version history.

250 GB of storage is $69.99 a month and if you choose 1, 2 or 3 years in advance, you can save.

500 GB of storage is $119.99 a month and if you choose 1, 2 or 3 years in advance, you can save.

SOS Security & Encryption

Security and encryption is taken seriously with SOS. All of the files on the desktop and mobile devices utilize a 256-bit AES prior to transferring. No two users have the same key, offering you added protection. This is the same level of security that is used by banks and military.

Files are transferred to/from the cloud with SSL connections. Once in the cloud, they are under a second layer of 256-bit AES encryption.

This basically means that no one else but you have access to the content of your files. (government-proof)

SOS Bandwidth and Upload/Download Speed

There are no restrictions with bandwidth on SOS. It is also smart, so it can continue your backup no matter what. Instead of restarting the download because of an interruption, it will pick up where it left off. Slow and spotty Internet connections are not an issue.

The upload/download speed is dependent solely on your network connection. If you want to speed up the uploading and downloading speed, you can upgrade your own Internet connection to cable, DSL or even T1.

SOS File Versioning

SOS file versioning is the best in the industry. They have a feature known as ForeverSave. If you delete a file from your computer, it and all of the past versions are stored in the cloud. You can access the file forever, so you don’t have to worry about it disappearing after 30 or 60 days. You can choose to manually delete a file if you no longer need it.

SOS believes in backing up files forever, and this includes all versions of a file.

SOS File Sharing

File sharing is possible through SOS. Instead of sending large and unsecure files online, you can select as many files as you need to share with someone. There is a 500MB file limit when it comes to being able to share. There are iOS and Android apps to help with sharing.

SOS Syncing

Syncing is made easy with SOS. You can choose an app for your Android or iOS mobile device. This allows you to have access to all of your information at any time. If you make a change on any device, it is updated in the cloud and on all of your other devices. This ensures you never use outdated information.

SOS Maximum File Size Limit

There are no file size limits with SOS. You can ensure that all of your files are able to go into the cloud. You are also not restricted by the file type. There are no limits to the sizes, types or files. The backup will work through network interruptions.

Download: Click here to sign up & download SOS Backup (Free Trial Version)
SOS is very simple to set up on your computer.

1. Download the file

2. Establish what files and folders you want to backup

3. Choose the frequency to backup

4. Make any custom changes to files and folders to backup

The system will run in the background, even when there are network interruptions. You also have access to customer service in the event that you have a question about settings or setup.

Select a tab below to see our detailed review of SOS Backup:

Review Overview

Value for Money - 95%
Storage Space - 100%
Ease-of-Use - 87%
Features - 90%
Security & Privacy - 98%
Speed - 90%
Customer Support - 90%



Summary : Unlimited everything. Low Price. Highest Level of Security. Recommended for everyone. Download their free trial to see if you like it.

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