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Category: Online File Storage & Data Backup Sites (AKA Online Cloud Storage Services)
Website: http://www.idrive.com



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iDrive is an easy and cost effective way of backing up all of your important files from the computers in your home or office. The plans on offer are priced very reasonably and would be suited well to home or business users alike. For the price you get a very easy to use service with lots of useful features to take the hassle out of ensuring your critical data is safe and secure. The best part is that if you don't have too much to back up, a basic 5 GB account is completely free!

iDrive presents itself as a truly professional service right from the minute you reach the web site until the worst happens and you have to restore all your files. All the information you need on the service is provided clearly and simply in language that makes sense to someone without a degree in computing. Signing up is very simple and once logged in you can have the system automatically backing up your files for you in just two clicks. The intelligent backup process recognises where most people store their important documents and instantly backs these folders up for you whether you are using Windows or a Mac.

Once you have your files backed up to iDrive you can access them from anywhere in the world just by using a web browser. A basic account only lets you back up one computer, but if you upgrade to the family pack you can backup up to 5. If you want to share your latest home video with some friends it's as easy as clicking a button to send out a link to the email addresses you specify. Even if you're on the go your files are always at hand if you have an iPhone or Android device, with apps available in the respective app stores. Everything is incredibly simple to use and works flawlessly.

There are some more technical features to iDrive that make it stand out from its competitors who just provide the basics. For starters SSL encryption is standard on all file transfers and files are also stored in a secure, encrypted format so that your data is always safe from prying eyes. A version history of the past 30 versions of every file is also kept so that you can restore a previous version if you make a mess. Generously, iDrive doesn't include the version history in your storage space so you don't need to worry about running out. Finally, the intelligent transfer service recognises when you are using your internet connection and will slow down any file transfers that are going on to ensure you don't see your browsing slowing down.

iDrive is a great value service for both home and business users. Larger businesses might want to look for a service that can be tailored more to their needs, but small businesses should find the features and space just right for their needs. A lot of work has gone into making the backup process as simple as possible and for this iDrive should be commended. A basic home account with 5 GB of space is available to anyone completely free of charge so why not give it a try today?

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