If you don’t know, iDrive Backup Online is a backup solution for your computer, phone, and tablet. iDrive stores your data in the cloud and keeps it locked away safe and sound. It allows you to sync files on your computer and as an additional feature of this you can collaborate on a document from anywhere. The ability to sync your files across your devices is a very convenient feature for those that work on the go but do not want to have to take their computer everywhere.
If you have ever had trouble with ransomware threats in the past, I would recommend this service to back up your data. They provide you with snapshots, a historical view of your data, that allow you to perform what is called a point-in-time recovery. This way you can go to an earlier backup day prior to being attacked by the ransomware and retrieve all of your data.
Are you worried about someone breaking into IDrive’s servers and stealing your data? You shouldn’t be. They protect your files with 256-bit AES encryption using a password that you define. This password does not get stored anywhere on their servers in the scenario that it gets compromised. Encryption for your backups is also helpful for you if you have to meet certain compliance regulations.
The backup speed with iDrive is quite fast, they make this happen by only taking a full backup of your data once and then only backing up changed files each other time that it gets run. With this, you don’t have to worry about leaving your computer on for long periods of time. You could potentially start the backup and be done just a few seconds later depending on how much your data has changed.
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Now that I have told you about the product a bit, you may be wondering if this is all it is chalked up to be. It for sure is! At my workplace, we use it for our customers who want an online backup solution for their computers but don’t want to pay a lot of money. You can even try the service out entirely risk-free through their “Basic” plan and then upgrade later if you decide you really like the service.
If you decide to start paying for the service you can upgrade to “iDrive Personal” for roughly $60 for the first year and put it on as many computers as you want. Even after the first year they still only charge you $70 a year for 2TB of data to back up your files! That’s roughly 34,000 hours of music, 2000 hours of video, 620,000 photos and 1,000 hours of movies. You may not end up using all of this initially but either way, you end up with a fantastic deal.
If you are interested in trying out iDrive you can click here to sign up and get started.