IDrive Online Backup

IDrive Online Backup

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 59 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.6
  • Total Downloads:
    10,384
  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2009
  • File Size:
    17.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "Product on the Mac is a fraud, basically"

    August 05, 2014   |   By SteveMatthewsCNET

    Version: IDrive Online Backup 6.1.0.12

    Pros

    1) CHEAP! $37/yr
    2) Mac runs fine as soon as I uninstalled

    Cons

    1) Trashed my Macintosh workstation, apps crash, runs super sluggish, etc.
    2) Wouldn't refund money on Day 18 (I uninstalled on day 15, but it was Friday)
    3) Doesn't Uninstall properly!!!
    4) Didn't even backup..backed up 643 files out of 42,000 over 14 days

    I am furious at myself for getting suckered but the ultra-cheap deal iDrive offers: $37 for a year of hard drive backup, compared to $60 for most everyone else was so tempting. Sadly though, their product on the Mac is a fraud. I started having all kinds of problems. Everything was crashing, etc etc.
    Apple store workers just shook their heads (implying "Yes, we know").
    Doh!

    Summary

    Never Even Consider iDrive for anything. Pay the extra money.
    iDrive A Horrible Frustrating Experience, took 15 days to figure it out
    I still need to hand uninstall stuff left behind
    ---- read the OTHER review sites

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.2.6
    Minor bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher IDrive
    Publisher web site http://www.idrive.com
    Release Date April 09, 2009
    Date Added May 22, 2009
    Version 3.2.6
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Online Storage & Data Backup
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 17.56MB
    File Name IDriveWinSetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 10,384
    Downloads Last Week 8
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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