Upload & Sell: Off
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Lars, if I read it correctly, $ 0.01 per GB for storage, the upload is free (its priced at 0.00 because their other services DO have a cost for both upload and download), and $0.12 per GB for download. They also have a price for requests (like listing and file search type stuff, not actually using a file, but asking for a reference of it)
So for your 5TB, you'd pay nothing to upload, but $50.00 per month for maintaining it, and if you ever needed to download it, about $600 to retrieve it.
I'm at nearly 5TB myself, and this is why I can't go with these services. They just don't scale costs in a manner that would benefit me. Now if my archive was say more like 300GB, then $3.00 a month to store, and $36 for a full retrieval would be cheaper than Crashplan or Backblaze.
BTW I use Backblaze cause I've had them for years. Downside? Limited download options, and external drives must connect once a month or they could be removed from the backup. But at $95 for two years, I've been a customer for 4, and have not had any problems.
If I had started my backup more recently, Crashplan would probably get my money now. But when I first decided I needed to do this, they had not offered an unlimited plan for business, only for personal use. I was wary of breaking their TOS and finding out after uploading 2 plus TB (at the time) of data.