iDRIVE CLOUD BACKUP
iDRIVE provides several backup and storage options for private users and businesses small and large. This review is about the personal 1 TB cloud storage space.
They also offer a free 5Gb plan FREE of charge. So if you want to try out or find 5GB cloud storage enough, setup your account for free.
There is a lot to choose from on the internet when it comes to cloud or web storage providers. Choosing becomes even more difficult if you consider the cost and provided storage space.
The Personal account offers 1 TB storage ! For private users 1 TB storage is more then enough.
Just compare iCLOUD extra space 50 GB for about $ 12 a year. iCLOUD however is integrated in OSX which makes it a little easier to work with.
iDRIVE is an easy to use backup utility, is safe with 256-AES encryption and supports sharing.
Multiple Device Backup
We built IDrive to backup unlimited PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices into a single account.
Web-based console helps you manage data backups, restores, application settings and more, on your far-away computers.
Security and Privacy
Transfer and store your files with 256-bit AES encryption using a user-defined key that is not stored anywhere on the servers.
Online File Sync
Your files and folders will be synced in real time across all the devices that you link using IDrive.
Incremental and compressed backups will ease your network bandwidth by transferring the modified portions of a file.
Real Time Backup
IDrive automatically recognizes the modified parts of files and backs them up in real-time.
Share your files/folders via email, Facebook and Twitter.
Access files backed up from PCs and Macs or synced from connected devices; protect your mobile data with our apps for backup.
Now you can easily backup Facebook photos and videos uploaded by you or tagged by your friends.
Backup all photos and videos, you share using Instagram. A single IDrive account can secure files from any number of Instagram accounts.
Search and restore files from the desktop application or via any browser; provision to recover deleted files within a period of 30 days.
No data is deleted from your IDrive online account until you manually delete
Activity reports, backup status reports, share reports – all keep you informed.
A new software feature that can restore an earlier version of a batch of files, all at once.
iDRIVE has a Windows like interface ( shame ), and a intuitive layout. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist in order to work with the iDRIVE.app.
TRANSFER SPEED iDRIVE
So how fast is iDRIVE cloud backup ? Backups are great and necessary, but if things go too slow it starts to frustrate!
Only one way to find out and thats measure the upload time to the iDRIVE server.I had data packages prepared of 5 GB mixed data.
Backup and Restore both get an average transfer speed of approx. 9.5Mbps.
So how does this compare to the competition? NOTE: This source is from Cloudwards
Google Drive scores an average of 9.5Mbps and Dropbox is 2.4Mbps using the web upload. Dropbox is really fast when using the desktop.app on OSX.
Dropbox and Google Drive are good when it comes down to speed. However they don’t offer any kind of security or syncing options.
iDRIVE performs really well with uploads and downloads through their iDRIVE backup-interface.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Setting up only takes a few simple settings.
- Once you downloaded the app in installed you need to sign up or login for an account. Now configure the wanted encryption or use of password.
– It is a really good thing that iDRIVE takes security serious and provides 256-bit AES encryption !
- Decide which folders or files to backup.
- Schedule the backups.
- Select files to share if needed
- Adjust the overall settings as preferred
- Set the syncing option if needed
Press Backup Immediately or Schedule and you’re on your way. It is really easy for every user to adjust and use this application.
Delete and restore functionality is also part of the application itself.
- Share with PASSWORD is through the web interface of iDRIVE !
- Bandwidth is adjustable.
Time Machine Backup is possible and integrated.
- Backup to local or WiFi device
iDRIVE really impressed with a fast and clean performance. An easy and intuitive layout of the interface and a great price completes this great deal.
If you are looking for a Cloud backup that supports true security, speed and sharing options iDRIVE is your best option.