Who Uses IDrive?

Consumer, SMB, Enterprise

What Is IDrive?

Versatile solution that offers backup for multiple devices, including servers and mobile devices, through one account.

IDrive Details

IDrive

https://www.idrive.com

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IDrive pricing overview

IDrive has a free version and does not offer a free trial. IDrive paid version starts at US$74.62.


Starting Price

US$74.62

Pricing Details

It is also available at $149.62/mo and $299.25/mo with additional features.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

No

IDrive deployment and support

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

IDrive Features

  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Cloud Storage Backup
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Remote Server Options
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Web Access / Restoration

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  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Multiple System Support
  • Remote Server Options
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Web Access / Restoration

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  • Bare-Metal Restore
  • Compression
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  • Disaster Recovery
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • VM Backup

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IDrive Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.3/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.1
Customer Service 4
Features 4.3
Value for Money 4.3

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Mark d. M.
President
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/02/2018

"Excellent Offsite Backup solution for a reasonable price"

Pros: I work with a number of servers. There isn't an extra charge for backing up a server like it's main competitors. There's a wealth of options that let you control what you backup, when you backup and for how long. On servers, it allows you to perform AD, SQL, Sharepoint, and Exchange server backups.

Cons: Initial backups seem to take longer than some of it's main competitors. The wealth of options may be a bit intimidating for novice users. The price increase when adding additional space above 500gb is excessive. It's cheaper to purchase a 2nd account.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/02/2018
Aviram G.
CTO
Entertainment, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/01/2020

"a Solid solution for cloud backup"

Pros: iDrive is very easy to install and set up, i was backuping all my computers in 1 hour once i've done setting up everything. the Smartphone app to monitor whats working and what is not is a nice bonus.

Cons: the UI is alittle bit outdated and sluggish, buts nothing that decrease the effectiveness of it

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/01/2020
Dustin Y.
Self
Entertainment, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/09/2020

"Great Backup Tool!"

Comments: I have not had any issues with the software and I used it for free for a year and I decided to purchase it because its a lot cheaper than most other backups and with more storage. I love having this and its very easy to access from anywhere.

Pros: What I like the most about iDrive is that you can set a backup schedule and it runs without interrupting. My computers back up at around 8pm on a daily basis so I know all of my important files are always safe. I can set many devices and computers to backup as separate backups so nothing gets replaced on accident.

Cons: Sometimes its kind of hard and slow to restore files if you have reformatted or need to restore, but overall its not bad.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/09/2020
Joe W.
Principal Consultant
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    1 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    2 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/12/2018

"Used to be good but not any more"

Comments: They used to be so good! I don't know what happened to them. New owners? New development and support team? Their Support crew didn't seem very interested and I frequently had to prompt them into action. When I cancelled my old account they still tried to charge me a subscription renewal for it - turns out they deliberately obscure the process needed to cancel so you think you've cancelled when you haven't. I'm disappointed when any company uses deceptive tactics to make it difficult to cancel recurring billing. When I cancelled my new account (because it never worked and they couldn't make it work) they would not fully refund me. That's both mean-spirited and a very foolish business decision when I can clearly show by their own email chain that they never once provided a working product. That means disputed credit charge transaction and a very expensive merchant chargeback, all for the sake of a couple of dollars. I don't know what business manager thinks that makes sense.

Pros: I used to use a legacy version of iDrive on a legacy plan. It worked great. I was always impressed with them keeping versions of files and retaining deleted files indefinitely. Nothing else out there touches it for features. Unfortunately it simply doesn't work any more.

Cons: I wanted to upgrade to a modern plan and for that I had to upgrade to the current version of iDrive. It never worked. Not once. Many emails to and from iDrive Support and they could not get it to work. Keep in mind the old version worked perfectly for years on this machine. It would hang for 12+ hours in "preparing file list" even when I reduced the backup set to a single file of only 1Kb in size.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/12/2018
Scott L.
President
Management Consulting, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/07/2020

"IDrive is a good choice for backup"

Comments: Setup was fairly straightforward. You can create as many sub-users as you want who can also back up their hard drives using a shared space. You pay per GB, not per user, which makes the product more affordable for team or family use. I have not needed tech support so far.

Pros: IDrive is a cloud backup solution that saves up to 30 prior versions of your files. This makes it a great solution to protect against ransomware. If you get hit by ransomware, you can restore older versions of the files that are not corrupted. It offers solid encryption, including the ability to define a Private Key, which means IDrive cannot decrypt your files at all...not if they get hacked, not if they have a dishonest admin, and not if a government agency demands that your files be turned over to them.

Cons: It does everything advertised. One additional feature I recommend they implement is that for their backup to an external local hard drive, IDrive should be able to encrypt the data on the external local hard drive.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/07/2020