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Does Speed Matter? Ask Forbes.

We’ve mentioned before that our backups are truly unlimited. No file type restrictions, no size restrictions and we never, ever throttle your bandwidth.

Marketing copy fluff? Not according to Forbes:

“A Carbonite spokesperson confirmed the bandwidth throttling, and sent me a link to where it is clearly spelled out in the Carbonite customer knowledge base. Carbonite claims that average users actually only achieve upload speeds of 3GB to 4GB per day for the first 200GB.

At that rate, it takes nearly two months just to upload the first 200GB of data, and then another 300 days to finish uploading the remaining 300GB.”

We’re glad the facts are getting around.

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