IDrive Online Backup

IDrive Online Backup

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 57 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.2.6
File Size:
17.56MB
Date Added:
May 22, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
9,641
Downloads Last Week:
10
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

IDrive Online Backup is an easy-to-use program that allows users to back up the contents of their computers remotely. With a sleek interface and just enough features, this program is great for users of all levels.

IDrive's interface is attractive and intuitive, with graphical buttons representing its major features. After defining a username and password, users simply select the files they want to back up--the default includes the Desktop and My Documents--and click the Backup Now button. Subsequent backups can be scheduled to run automatically and only back up data that has been modified, making the process quick and efficient. Data is transmitted using 128-bit SSL encryption and stored using 256-bit AES encryption, ensuring that it stays secure. Restoring data is as simple as dragging and dropping it from the storage area to the desired location. Users can access stored data from any machine, even without the software installed. We found the program very easy to use, and we like that it offers something for users of all levels; those who aren't particularly computer literate can easily back up and restore their files without much thought, while more advanced users can customize their backup experience. IDrive's built-in Help file is well-written and thorough, explaining all of the program's features in easy-to-understand language.

IDrive Online Backup is free to try, and the free version gives users 2GB of storage space. The program installs desktop icons without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.6

    out of 57 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 24
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 12
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  • 4 stars

    "Works for Me!"

    June 05, 2014   |   By rgoeken

    Version: IDrive Online Backup 6.1.0.1

    Pros

    Easy to use---runs in the background, easy to set up, and easy to restore. I know it's there but I don't pay any attention to it as everything is automatic. Have tested once in a while just to make sure everything is OK---and it was fine.

    Cons

    They updated to a different format (not sure if it was the app or the storage) a while back that was not transparent between apps. To convert is a manual task that I just havent had the time to do yet.

    Summary

    I compared the others that were available at the time and this one was easy to use and set up. It's a "set it and forget it" application (Unless you really need it---then it's there!) Have needed to restore once then the C Drive took a bath. Restore was easy and everything went where it was supposed to go. I would recommend this program.

    Updated on Jun 5, 2014

    Typo: Read "...once then the..." as "..once when the.."

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