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Overview

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pCloud Business is a secure cloud storage and fast digital asset management service with solutions for web, Windows, Mac,...

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IDrive is a cloud backup and storage service with folder sync, bandwidth controls, and file-sharing capability for the corporate...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

7.99

/user

Per year

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

99.50

Per year

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

178

5

4

3

2

1

116

49

4

4

5

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

4.6

1K

5

4

3

2

1

743

228

41

8

22

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

It is super easy to set up. I love that it integrates with the iPhone and iPad so I can access my things everywhere.
The most important bit for me using pCloud is the ability to email direct download links to files or folders of files. The next favorite feature for me is the ease of navigating the pCloud web app.
Rather than being a decent replacement, it has proven itself a much more capable platform. Great service, great integration (especially impressed with how well the Linux client integrates).

Pros

Express Backup with free physical hardware shipment for initial backup was awesome and convenient. Ability to integrate with Synology DSM is important.
I am happy with the value. So long as you don't expect any wow factor in speed, customer service, and snag free customized setup, I would recommend to anyone looking for a value service.
With cloud storage pricing increasing, IDrive offers a great solution for those looking to switch over to their platform. They offer awesome deals for users that are first time users.

Cons

Syncing can be a problem with pCloud because sometimes the software does not sync very well causing the file to be corrupted.
Every other week I get a new notification that the software has been updated. Also, the ads to upgrade your plan or whatever promotion they are running can be slightly annoying.
Only real complaint is that the features tend to lack in areas. Built-in compression tools, organization features, etc can be improved.

Cons

Fails from time to time, not sure why. Have to leave the computer on all the time and takes a long time to back up a small amount of files.
Most of the time the backup works as it should. Other times it fails to back up to the cloud my files/folders.
The feature missing that I would want the most is continuous backup. The scheduler allows a daily, and weekly backup and hourly backup only.
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Key features

  • Total features42
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Bare-Metal Restore
  • Cloud Backup
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Document Capture
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Alerts
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Historical Reporting
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Offline Access
  • Policy Management
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Remote Server Options
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • VM Backup
  • Version Control
  • Web Access/Restoration
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features45
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Bare-Metal Restore
  • Cloud Backup
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Document Capture
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Alerts
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Historical Reporting
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Offline Access
  • Policy Management
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Remote Server Options
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • VM Backup
  • Version Control
  • Web Access/Restoration
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations4
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations1
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier

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Luca C.

Entertainment, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

Best backup software ever tried

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

I've tried many products (Sync.com, IceDrive, pCloud, etc.) but nothing compares to IDrive: it took only 1,5 days to backup and encrypt 2TB of data. Everything is easy to use and interface is top quality. Will be user for many years :-)

Cons

No cons at the moment, I'm really satisfied with this product.

AM
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Anil M.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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IDrive

Good in certain aspects but needs improvement

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

Backup and scheduling options are good Pricing is competitive

Cons

CloudDrive is not as usable as other drives like GoogleDrive or Pcloud. On occasions, I had trouble opening up web portal I found that photos backup from iphone were not reliable - You have to open the app and manually do it even though I selected autobackup

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Amit S.

Printing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

iDrive recommended

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

The software is easy to install, easy to setup and affordable for a small business our size

Cons

Have not noticed any concerns yet. May be compatibility with Mac is one feature we can ask

MK
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Michel K.

Photography, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

Huge storage with good management

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

I liked that first year is almost free. And the basic plan is enough for my business

Cons

Uses professing power more than I expected

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Felipe M.

Pharmaceuticals, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

We use iDrive for ALL our files.

Reviewed 4 years ago

We store all of our business and personal files online.

Pros

This system is amazing. After an initial backup this software updates EVERY file we change in real time. It's unbelievable. ALL in the cloud. Also SUPER affordable.

Cons

So far we love everything we have experienced using iDrive and have no complaints whatsoever. SO GOOD.

CB
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Celeste B.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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IDrive

IDrive Review by Education Equals Hope

Reviewed 2 years ago

Our organization did not have a backup process in place before finding IDrive. Knowing that our data is secure and available online gives confidence of our systems to our Leadership Team.

Pros

IDrive is very easy to use and the process to integrate with our business systems was simple and convenient.

Cons

I do not know of any features that could be improved at this time.

MS
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Melanie S.

Professional Training & Coaching, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

iDrive saved my business after hard-drive based backup equipment failed!

Reviewed a year ago

online/cloud-based backups of essential files to run my business

Pros

incredibly easy and intuitive to install, set up and begin using immediately

Cons

nothing I can think of at right at this moment

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Frank A.

Alternative Medicine, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

Low cost for effecient backup with loads of storage

Reviewed 2 years ago

We never worry about losing important data.

Pros

Daily back up is essential for our small business. Extremely easy to use & maintain. IDrive runs likes it's on autopilot.

Cons

Easy to merge with our current storage capacities.

RW
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Richard W.

Automotive, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

Great product for the price

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is a very safe backup of important business information, Setup and scheduling was easy.

Pros

The ease of setup and the encripted cloud storage

Cons

There are no cons as far as I am personally concerned.

MB
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Mohamed B.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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IDrive

Great and cost efficient option

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

The 5TB offered on the base plan is great and sufficient for most small business owners.The ability to do incremental backups is also very useful.

Cons

The need to have a machine continually connected is a hassle.The transfer speed could benefit from improvement.

AJ
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Ashlee J.

Retail, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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IDrive

File Sharing

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall we had a great experience. Unfortunately, we were not able to keep it but should our business grow we would try again.

Pros

When we setup iDrive it worked super well. We were able to share files between the two computers we had flawlessly. When we lost files, we were able to go into the back up (it backs up every day) and redownload the file.

Cons

The price we were paying was a bit much for our small business. We had to find an alternative that was not as pricey per year but with the same great functions or at least some of the functions.

KS
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Kirsten S.

Hospital & Health Care, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

Reliable, secure, yet simple to use

Reviewed 2 years ago

My relatively new business PC developed a Windows issue & needed serious fixes, which entailed losing all data, documents & apps. iDrive made it easy to backup what was on my hard drive & to be confident in a cloud storage system with easy access to my information.

Pros

IDrive was simple to set up, and seamlessly became part of my SOP. I have confidence in its security & encryption, which is super important in my business

Cons

I have yet to find anything I dislike, am hoping & assuming that I never will!

KB
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Karoly B.

Animation, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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IDrive

Idrive Review

Reviewed a year ago

Fast & reliable, file-sharing working properly. I'm using this feature constantly with my clients, due the excessive amount of files / file-sizes, which occurs in our business. If you don't have to restore accidentaly deleted files, you got a great service for your money.Take a bit of time to learn the process, some things are not enough intuitive from user perspective.

Pros

Fast & reliable, file-sharing working properly. I'm using this feature constantly with my clients, due the excessive amount of files / file-sizes, which occurs in our business.

Cons

Uploaded files are NOT moveable to another folder, when already in Drive. Deleted files restoration is a literal pain, the system is not capable of handling well, not enough functions in the trash bin part. (if accidentaly files were deleted from drive, you should contact with the customer service to restore, otherwise, you can do it FILE-BY-FILE, which is VERY INCONVINIENT!)NO DARK MODE ON THE IDRIVE APP (on win atleast), we are in 2023!

SE
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Steve E.

Photography, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

Great for my photography business!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I really enjoy using it and plan to keep it for a long time.

Pros

Very easy to use and backups started very quickly. This is a huge relief for my photography business as I need a way to back up my clients photos.

Cons

I’m on 50 meg internet currently, so it takes time for the uploads. It’s not iDrives fault however. I am upgrading to 1GBPS later this month so really looking forward to that! It will make things much quicker.

AR
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Verified reviewer

Computer Software, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

iDrive Backup Solution

Reviewed 2 years ago

IDrive solves the business problems I have at this time and allows me to backup multiple devices for a reasonable price.

Pros

Love that I can backup multiple computers plus a NAS to the same account. Storage tiers make sense and are cost effective.

Cons

Haven't found anything yet, need to keep things simple and cost effective.

AM
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Amy M.

Retail, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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IDrive

Works Well

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

As a small business owner, I am bogged down with daily administrative tasks. It is a game changer to be able to schedule a back-up to occur on a daily basis.

Cons

It takes a while to set-up with all the nuances of the software and implementation.

GS
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Glynis S.

Insurance, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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IDrive

Dive In with Confidence

Reviewed 2 years ago

We now have a secure backup system that gives a peace of mind for the most important component of our business, client data.

Pros

As our first Cloud type backup system ever used, the process was comfortably easy. The ability to see the upload begin after 2 steps, was a good indicator of much desired user friendliness.

Cons

As the process was generally unfamiliar, a few reviews of the instructions yielded clarity. The backup began and reran without much notification. There were no major disappointments.

AB
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Andrew B.

Architecture & Planning, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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IDrive

Constant Improvement

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

This platform seems very capable across platforms and the amount of storage online is worth the learning curve. It appears to be making a strong position against the larger brands in the small business backup game.

Cons

The OS specific versions need work to be more consistent and usable. I would like a top level pause or stop sync option.

KN
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Kevin N.

Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

iDrive - Why use any other service?

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, this is a must have service for business that need to have critical files stored safely and protect yourself from mechanical failures with machines.

Pros

Back up and synchronisation speed and the value for money with space available is AMAZING!

Cons

Backing up large datasets is a challenge. Additionally, I have been unable to find file versions which is very important within the sync function incase of accidental edits or deletion. The synchronisation log can be significantly improved. I would love to see a good and much longer log of what file has been synchronized when. And similarly go directly to that file location right from the log.

GG
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Greg G.

Photography, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

A backup platform that doesn't quite work as a cloud storage solution.

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've been wanting to back up my image archive for a few years now, after a few scary experiences with FreeNas and TrueNas. I'm just a small photo business with around 30TB of assets and yet the likes of Google and Amazon treat me like I'm Nasa and want to sell me enterprise-level solutions. I don't have time to wade through their incomprehensible marketing and no need for their features, just a little...

Pros

Good initial space allocation that is suited to the needs of content creators. Great price. Simple to use once set up.

Cons

Designed for backup so all its features want to mirror what's on your server / workstation. It doesn't work very flexibly as a stand-alone cloud drive. You can't manage your files once in the cloud with the same flexibility as an OS. The website doesn't state how much the product costs after the introductory offer which I'm sure holds a lot of people back. There is no feature to expand storage on personal accounts beyond the original 10TB offered as of May 2022.

ME
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Marcus E.

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

This will give me piece of mind

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am a new user and loving it so far. Like I said, mobile, PC, laptops and the price is great. I know its a promotion but hey so far so good. I am still trying to recover my family pics and videos prior to using iDrive. Having iDrive makes me feel safe and secure that I wont have to worry about losing them again.

Pros

Easy to use and that it does incremental backups when I choose. Did you check out the price? What is there not to like. I even backup my phone pics and videos.

Cons

Well, have to say. I was a little worried about the backup speeds. My speed test revealed it wasn't iDrive but my ISP upload limitations. Hooping the change of ISP that has higher upload speeds will solve the problem because my current ISP doesnt have the option without having to shell out for a business account.

PB
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Paul B.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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IDrive

Cost Effective, Good Capacity & Features

Reviewed 2 years ago

We are still in the early days of exploring this product, with quite a lot of discussion about moving most of our vital operations to cloud for business continuity. Idrive has potential.

Pros

Cost, amount of storage, plus the ability to have sync folders / backups of devices, locations with additional access.

Cons

It isn't the most "intuitive" product. Android app - I cannot see how synced files from a desktop can be readily accessed

AR
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Research, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Idrive Review < 6 months for the home user with NAS

Reviewed 6 months ago

I would recommend Idrive to anyone with a home or small business based NAS. I would also recommend Idrive to anyone who wants to backup their client (laptops, tablets, etc) at home.

Pros

I would list them as follows: 1. Low Cost 2. Flexible Offerings (meaning tiered costing levels) 3. Ability to backup a Synology NAS (having software available to from IDrive) 4. Having a web based account as well as a normal client app account.

Cons

At this point I'm still exploring. At this initial point, I would say the possible complexity of the software for the more complex backup routines. But, I have not used it enough to be completely honest with this opinion.

RM
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Rob M.

Insurance, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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IDrive

It Just Works

Reviewed 10 months ago

I've used iDrive for several years for both business and personal use. It is what I recommend to friends, family, and other businesses when they ask for my recommendation for a cloud backup solution.

Pros

The scheduled backups rarely fail, and when they do it's usually due to a network interruption. The Continuous Data Protection feature is the best. As soon as a file is saved or modified it is backed up immediately. I like that files remain in the backup even when they are deleted from my devices.

Cons

I can' think of any features that I want that are missing. One of the best features about iDrive is its simplicity.

DW
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David W.

Accounting, 1-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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IDrive

Noisy & interfering

Reviewed 2 years ago

Not happy. The noise could be due to incorrect Settings but changing the Settings had no apparent effect. Also iDrive had to be turned off to do any worthwhile online banking business with NatWest.

Pros

Ease of initial set-up and use of the software

Cons

Continual noise caused by the software taking over 10% - 20% of the CPU

Vendor response

Hi, we appreciate the review. Can you please reach out to our support team so we can see if we can get this figured out for you -- idrive.com/support