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Overview

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Fast, secure backup software for businesses and IT providers. Comet is a flexible, all-in-one backup platform available...

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

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  • Web-based
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  • 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

49

Per month

  • 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

4.7

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4.6

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95%
would recommend this app

Pros

I like that it's pretty customizable and the one time I did contact support, they were friendly and helpful. It's just worked since I got it installed.
The ability to self-host the server out of a docker container and scale it in our existing compute resources (Kubernetes) is an excellent option that we take advantage of.
The pricing is very fair for a product like this and I love that you can brand the client to look and feel like your business.

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

Storage vaults is bit confusing. Local vault and UNC file might have a problem connecting.
The interface is a little confuse, paths to the options are not directly.
Linux client support poor. Setup wizard needs to rerun for changes.

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 features80
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Bare-Metal Restore
  • Cloud Backup
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compression
  • Content Management
  • Continuous Backup
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Replication
  • Data Retention Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deduplication
  • Differential Backup
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Duplicate Detection
  • Email Alerts
  • Encryption
  • Event Logs
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Filtering
  • Full Text Search
  • Graphical User Interface
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Multi-OS
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Policy Management
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Remote Server Options
  • Remote Update/Installation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Server Monitoring
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Storage Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • VM Backup
  • Version Control
  • Virtual Machine Encryption
  • Web Access/Restoration
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting
  • Total features45
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Bare-Metal Restore
  • Cloud Backup
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compression
  • Content Management
  • Continuous Backup
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Replication
  • Data Retention Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deduplication
  • Differential Backup
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Duplicate Detection
  • Email Alerts
  • Encryption
  • Event Logs
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Filtering
  • Full Text Search
  • Graphical User Interface
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Multi-OS
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Policy Management
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Remote Server Options
  • Remote Update/Installation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Scheduled/Automated Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Server Monitoring
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Storage Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • VM Backup
  • Version Control
  • Virtual Machine Encryption
  • Web Access/Restoration
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting

Integrations

  • Total integrations21
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations1
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Teams
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

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Medical Practice, self-employed

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

IDrive User

Reviewed 2 years ago

Backing up data

Pros

Lots of storage space is available for good price.

Cons

Difficult to use Cloud Backup. Slower backup

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Mike G.

Primary/Secondary Education, 11-50 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 is affordable and Easy to use with a lot of imortant option.

Reviewed 10 months ago

File backup and image backup of my server is supported. Having the option of Cloud and local backup is key for gives me the safety of off-site backup and the ease of quickly restoring from a local backup.

Pros

I like that I can backup my server and user files using shared storage.

Cons

I think the management console could be better with more functional control.

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Patty B.

Motion Pictures and Film, 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 New customer review

Reviewed 5 months ago

I had a great experience with customer service and their website is really user friendly which was important to me as I'm new to backups. I thought it was one of the best in value as far as the price goes.

Pros

I like the fact that I can backup and do cloud storage in this program

Cons

The speed it took to backup. It took 11 hours first backup

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David M.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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IDrive

IDrive for Business

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have been able to restore data on the fly in the event of a hardware failure to any registered device quickly. This has turned out to be the best feature.

Pros

Data is encrypted for security is critical. The cross platform support makes it ideal for Windows, Mac OSX, and Apple phones and tablets.

Cons

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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Tony M.

Telecommunications, 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 recommend8/10

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IDrive

Well priced and easy to use cloud storage

Reviewed 10 months ago

I wanted a second backup to a hard disk backup drive

Pros

I liked the low initial cost for the amount of storage I needed and the ease of use in sign up and selecting files for transfer

Cons

Two or three of the first backups failed and I couldn't see why. I reinstated them and they eventually went through. The online help was pretty useless, though. I could not find anything that would tell me what the problem might be. I felt the backup was very slow, given the relatively small size of the files I transferred, but this may just be a feature of my broadband provider. I have no benchmark for this.

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Deven P.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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IDrive

Best Bang For Your Buck

Reviewed 2 years ago

Fantastic Product

Pros

All features are perfectly attuned with the pricing structure

Cons

No deduplication, backup infrastructure can be confusing without S0n-Father-Grand Father backup architecture.

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Paul B.

Consumer Goods, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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

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IDrive

Great value

Reviewed a year ago

Secure backup

Pros

Easy to use and reasonable intro pricing

Cons

Cost after trial period. Good customer support

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Syed Salman N.

Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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IDrive

Top Ranked Cloud Backup Software

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Backup is fast and reliable. Doing backup on routine basis smoothly

Cons

Some features which are in one drive like sharing or uploading directly from the windows folder.

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Ben W.

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

Great free version with 5GB of online storage and full control, but customer service needs work.

Reviewed 6 years ago

5GB of online backup and unlimited local backup (depending on drive size) for free! Great experience overall, especially when compared to other online backup options.

Pros

The free 5GB option is much better than a 30-day trial like some other online backup providers offer. I constantly get offers from IDrive to upgrade to a paid version but I know I will upgrade when I need more than 5GB of online storage. The local backup option is also great since you're only limited by the space of the of an external or mapped hard drive and it's included in the free version. Full control over what exact files are backed up and/or restored. Some programs force you to backup the entire C drive or only allow certain folders to backup. Easy to use interface with simple controls for the things you do most. The program is very straightforward and self-explanatory with little to no learning curve.

Cons

Customer service was difficult to work with when a backup error occurred. They claimed the backup was failing due to the 5GB quota being reached and that I needed to upgrade to solve the problem. After finally convincing them that I was only using 75% of the 5GB, it turns out I just had to reinstall the desktop app to solve the issue. With this kind of support for something as important as backing...

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Colby M.

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

All the features, none of the hassle, and a fair price point.

Reviewed 7 months ago

I used a competitor for over ten years, which was becoming less and less feature-rich and the price kept increasing. I’m so glad that I switched! IDrive is so much easier to use, being intuitive while at the same time feature-rich. It allows you to actually backup instead of just sync which is a major difference, they send you a drive through the mail so you can sync right away which is great if you have 7T and don’t want to use all your bandwidth. It allows you to backup to a local drive. I called to confirm something that I thought I understood and the technical support was fabulous. All the features, none of the hassle, and a fair price point.

Pros

Real backup system instead of just syncing. Intuitive to use and great technical support if needed Local backup capability Real-time backup

Cons

It took a while for me to research to find it. I wish their promotional material was more accessible to compare between services, but I think that none of them want that.

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John T.

Medical Devices, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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IDrive

Works Well

Reviewed 2 months ago

Works better than my previous cloud backup, uses less resources, backs up quicker

Pros

Easy to set up, reasonable price, reasonable speed

Cons

When 1 or 2 files failed to backup, hard to see which ones failed to backup

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Brandon T.

Aviation & Aerospace, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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IDrive

Simple Setup = Peace of Mind

Reviewed a year ago

I have only used it for a few days so I can't comment on many of the features and value of the product. However, it has been easy to use and configure so far and I'm happy to know my data is safe.

Pros

Installing and getting started with iDrive was fast and easy. The ability to not only backup my important files but my entire computer gives me peace of mind if something happens to my equipment.

Cons

It wasn't intuitively obvious to me what the different "Backup sets" were when scheduling my backup job.

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Michelle J.

Graphic Design, self-employed

Used monthly 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

Ease of use and ease of mind

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Such an easy way to backup- and a TRUE backup! No more of this delete from the phone and it deletes from the backup

Cons

Doesn't seem to backup all the pics at first, but then it restarts. As long as it gets them all!

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Nicholas C.

Media Production, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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

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IDrive

Great product

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Large storage options, consistent backup, scheduling. The only backup system we use!

Cons

No cons that we have, would like to be able to scale storage without needing to add more users.

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Richard F.

Building Materials, 10,001+ 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

iDrive the best of Online Backup Offerings

Reviewed 8 months ago

Excellent, used Acronis, Veem and others, and iDrive is by far the most intuitive and easy to use.

Pros

Ease of use, and scheduling. Set it and Forget it.

Cons

Sometimes fails on certain files, as does any backup. Not clear which files cause backup operation to fail.

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Jacob S.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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IDrive

Good product great price

Reviewed a year ago

Cheap backup capacity.

Pros

I drove is easy to use, cheap for large capacity, and has a Synology app.

Cons

Had some trouble with the windows app but got it working.

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Ted H.

Publishing, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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IDrive

Excellent Backup, Confusing to Buy and Install

Reviewed 6 months ago

Very good now that it is installed and working.

Pros

Backup is easy and automatic. I get reassuring reports that backup has actually happened.

Cons

It was hard to figure out where to go to buy iDrive and install it. In retrospect the free version would have provided enough storage but I had to buy the smallest pay version because it was the only way I could find to actually get the product.

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Michael W.

Architecture & Planning, self-employed

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

Great service for the price

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Product is easy to use and once set you can just let it be.

Cons

I wish it could backup the OneDrive folder although that may be a universal issue with all backup software.

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Jerry R.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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IDrive

iDrive Backup Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

iDrive is very cost effective for many home users and for businesses that need to backup their systems inexpensively.

Pros

The software offers several agents for different kinds of backup, including file-folder backup, backup of drive images, and server backup including SQL and Exchange. One price includes an unlimited number of devices to be backed up.

Cons

Storage tiers are a bit confusing and many competitors offer unlimited storage options for just a little more money, although they may also charge extra for additional devices, whereas iDrive allows as many devices as you want within one account for one price (so long as you don't exceed the storage capacity). Also the partner program iDrive uses with IT resellers is referral and commission based, and would be better if they offered a white-label version of their products that their partners could resell.

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Jo C.

Accounting, self-employed

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 review

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

Safe backup

Cons

Nothing so far, keep up the good work, hope it stays working and reasonable

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Wallace R.

Education Management, 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

Personal private access

Reviewed 10 months ago

Backup and storage simplification

Pros

IDrive is available wherever and whenever I need it with out the need to pack and transport a remote hard drive.

Cons

Nothing at this time as I have only been using for a week or so.

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Chris N.

Information Technology and Services, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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IDrive

Inexpensive online backup with extra features

Reviewed 2 years ago

Idrive is my sole online backup, it also has a ton of other features that I have found useful. File sharing, phone photo backup and sharing, a dropbox like file synchronization. It seems like every time I check there are more features added.

Pros

The online backup, once you have it uploaded, works very well. It can be slow to upload large amounts of files to start but I use Idrive express (free) which really speeds up priming the pump. Rather than uploading 800 gb in file backups and 1.2tb in image backups, they send a hard drive, you fill it up directly from your devices and then ship it back at no additional cost. Once they receive it they put it online and you can sync your online backup and it will add the files created in the meantime. Much less bandwidth needed, and everything is encrypted in case the drive ends up lost en-route home.

Cons

Image backup takes significantly longer than regular image backup software. not something that would be tolerable as a standalone solution.

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Miguel F.

Computer Games, 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

Great and Cost Effective Cloud Storage And Sync Solution

Reviewed 2 years ago

Backup and Cloud Storage

Pros

Good quality, cost effective, practical Cloud Storage solution, highly recommend

Cons

The only feature I would like is for the addition of a "file on demand" option in the sync feature where the files are not downloaded until requested but listed in Explorer as if they were there.

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Ken M.

Financial Services, 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

Easy to use successfully!

Reviewed 2 years ago

Good inexpensive dependable backup

Pros

Full machine backups but with incremental updates

Cons

Confusing updates in reporting otherwise great

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Susanna R.

Writing and Editing, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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

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IDrive

Easy and practical alternative for daily file backup

Reviewed 9 months ago

Excellent alternative for backup service.

Pros

Ease of use. Scheduling and confirmation e-mails. Economical introductory offer.

Cons

I have had no trouble with IDrive so far.