IDrive

Get 2GB of free online backup and storage space

Despite the growing popularity of portable USB memory devices, some people still prefer to store their files online so that they are available from any PC. If you're among them, then this program is for you. View full description

PROS

  • Your files can be accessed anywhere
  • You can limit bandwidth usage

CONS

  • Slow response
  • May take a while to upload backups

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Despite the growing popularity of portable USB memory devices, some people still prefer to store their files online so that they are available from any PC. If you're among them, then this program is for you.

IDrive is a free online storage service that grants you up to 2 GB of space to store any kind of files. Its main purpose is to create backup copies of your most important documents, but I guess you can use it to save just about anything. It's a great way to share files between remote computers, or a desktop and laptop PC.

IDrive is very easy to use because its interface is very similar to that of Windows standard File Explorer. Data is categorized in a tree-like structure, and you only need to check those folders and files that you want to backup. The backup process can take a while (we uploaded about 45 MB in 20 minutes during our tests) but the good thing is that you can leave the program running in the background and even limit the amount of bandwidth used by it. Besides the Explorer-like interface, IDrive also adds a new mapped drive to your "My PC" folder where you can check the contents uploaded to the IDrive storage service.

Generally speaking, IDrive is a great idea. I think it's a good alternative to offline backups and other removable storage solutions such as USB devices or even recordable CD. On the downside, the program lacks a faster response when moving between options and menus.

A free, easy tool that enables you to have a backup copy of your files always available.

IDrive offers 2GB of free online backup space without any backup and restore restrictions or bandwidth limits or file type restrictions. Store your photos, media files or other important documents. Best suited for individuals and families.

IDrive Classic offers a very simple and an intuitive user-friendly interface similar to the native Microsoft Windows explorer that makes it easy to select files and folders for remote backup and restore related activities. It also provides a 'read only' virtual drive view of the backup data for access and restore sporting a familiar Windows Explorer like interface.


Easy and Hands-free

Complete, hands-free, automated, remote backups of your files/folders

Secure and Reliable

World-class infrastructure for the data centers, advanced data encryption

High-end Features

Versioning, incremental backup, Continuous backup, mapped drive backup, sync etc.

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IDrive 3.2.5

— User reviews — about IDrive

  • "I drive is good but...."

    after testing few online services I decided to go with idrive, mostly because it's support for maped network drives. an ... More.

    reviewed on May 5, 2009

  • Lil-Pinoy9

    by Lil-Pinoy9

    "Its freeware but....."

    Well , i think this program is good due to the extra space u will obtain for this program. It is easy to download but...... More.

    reviewed on November 29, 2007