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At a Glance
  • SpiderOak

    Macworld Rating

SpiderOak's interface is garish and hard to navigate for users familiar with any other software package, but the program's main problem is that it sucks up a ton of CPU power when dealing with large files with lots of changes to them. File restore is still a work in progress, despite a new version that was released in response to review testing feedback that improved speed, but not results.

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating


    • None


    • CPU usage with large files made computer unusable, also preventing restore operations from completing
    • Scheduling option doesn’t allow a duration or stop time
    • Pricing comparatively high compared to most of the other services
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