IDrive Online Backup

IDrive Online Backup

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 59 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:
10,384
Downloads Last Week:
8
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:

    2.5

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 26
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 13
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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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