Dell DataSafe Online helps protect your music, photos and other important files by placing backup copies on a secure storage site using your internet connection. For your security all data is encrypted and compressed before ever leaving your computer.When I got my Dell computer, along bundled with the software was Dell DataSafe Online - this is a free online service (with 2GIG Plan) to allow you to automate backing up for pictures, documents and other important files on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. While I discarded this to begin with – I have took another look at this and will explain how it works and how it is different from say dropbox.Every Dell netbooks are equipped with Dell DataSafe Online service as a standard feature. Suit with its self-explanatory title, Dell DataSafe Online works to keep the data in your netbook safe, by keeping it at online storage or also called ‘cloud storage’ as more known today. This is simplified with the backup/restore function available in this service.