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IDrive offers continuous syncing of your files, even those on network drives. The web interface supports sharing files by email, Facebook and Twitter. Cautious or click-happy users will be pleased to hear that files deleted from your computer are not automatically deleted from the server, so there's less danger of removing something important by accident. Up to 30 previous versions of all files backed to your account are retained.


Another thing to note is that IT admins have access to IDrive Thin Client application, which allows them to backup/restore, manage settings, and more for all their connected computers via a centralized dashboard.

For photos, you have a neat facial recognition feature that helps you to automatically organize them as well as syncing them across all your linked devices. IDrive also offers IDrive Express which sends you a physical hard disk drive if you lose all your data, allowing for the swift restoration of all your backed up files. That applies to the newly introduced disk image backup feature.

A business version exists and offers priority support, single sign-on as well as unlimited users and server backup. Furthermore, IDrive Cloud, an enterprise-class cloud object storage is also available.


EXCLUSIVE IDrive 5TB plan | $69.50 $3.48 for 1 year | 95% off
$69.50 may seem a bit pricey for a year's worth of 5TB but $3.48 for a whole 12 months is ridiculously cheap. Not to mention 5TB should go a very long way in covering your storage needs, it can hold countless hours of music, thousands of photos and hundreds of video games.
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DealHugger26/04/2020 22:49

What's the catch?


Im guessing its simply to get you on.
Once you have all your stuff backed up there, and if there normal price is competitive (it looks ok for 5tb) then your likely to stay with them.
OK, I've just realised its the difference between 5GB, and 5TB!!! Oops, sorry!

Note to self....stay off the web at 3am!!
friar_chris27/04/2020 08:01

A year's subscription costs the same as an external drive. If you bought …A year's subscription costs the same as an external drive. If you bought the external hard drive now and copy pasted the files you want backup up, it'd work out as half the price after first 13 months and a day, you wouldn't have to wait so long for backups and no company would have sight to your files. The significant disadvantages would be that you don't have an off-site backup and you have to do it yourself (and possibly forget/delete/mess up something).


321. You want 3 copies of your data, on at least 2 different media, at least 1 offsite
Assume they expect you to pay the normal price after the 1st year (normal price I believe $69.50 USD)
DealHugger26/04/2020 22:49

What's the catch?

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What's the catch?
I have been using Idrive for 2 years. It's great. Def worth it.
DealHugger26/04/2020 22:49

What's the catch?


No catch. Its a Tech Radar linked deal. Just cancel before the year ends if you don't wish to continue.
DealHugger26/04/2020 22:49

What's the catch?


Im guessing its simply to get you on.
Once you have all your stuff backed up there, and if there normal price is competitive (it looks ok for 5tb) then your likely to stay with them.
Got a good review from PCMag last year.
Assume they expect you to pay the normal price after the 1st year (normal price I believe $69.50 USD)
DealHugger26/04/2020 22:49

What's the catch?

rodney_jxl26/04/2020 23:23

Assume they expect you to pay the normal price after the 1st year (normal …Assume they expect you to pay the normal price after the 1st year (normal price I believe $69.50 USD)


This is it then Thanks!
rodney_jxl26/04/2020 23:23

Assume they expect you to pay the normal price after the 1st year (normal …Assume they expect you to pay the normal price after the 1st year (normal price I believe $69.50 USD)


Seems it's $69.50 for 2TB. This being 5TB package - it'll increase to $99.50 after first year
Let's say after the first year you don't want to continue with the 69.50 USD , we're does your data go?
If it's an American company does it mean the USA authorities can under the patriot act look at and copy your information at any time for any reason for the sake of their national security? I think I'll stick with my external hard drives and burnt DVD data discs in a fire safe.
This is a great deal! But whilst I was poking around on their site before signing up, I found this....

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....but nowhere can I find that the differences are between the free-forever "Basic" version, and the one in deal, which is a great price now, but $99 yearly to renew.

Does anyone using this company already know this information please?
OK, I've just realised its the difference between 5GB, and 5TB!!! Oops, sorry!

Note to self....stay off the web at 3am!!
mikefearn8326/04/2020 22:54

No catch. Its a Tech Radar linked deal. Just cancel before the year ends …No catch. Its a Tech Radar linked deal. Just cancel before the year ends if you don't wish to continue.


And what do you then do with your data?
trannyboy27/04/2020 01:35

If it's an American company does it mean the USA authorities can under the …If it's an American company does it mean the USA authorities can under the patriot act look at and copy your information at any time for any reason for the sake of their national security? I think I'll stick with my external hard drives and burnt DVD data discs in a fire safe.


Your hard drive needs checking.
Yeah I think most people who have the requirement to use this deal are going to be put off by the unclear date security terms. The language is vague for a reason.
rach23bargain27/04/2020 03:22

This is a great deal! But whilst I was poking around on their site …This is a great deal! But whilst I was poking around on their site before signing up, I found this....[Image] ....but nowhere can I find that the differences are between the free-forever "Basic" version, and the one in deal, which is a great price now, but $99 yearly to renew. Does anyone using this company already know this information please?


I think the difference is 5Gb Vs 5Tb....
trannyboy27/04/2020 01:35

If it's an American company does it mean the USA authorities can under the …If it's an American company does it mean the USA authorities can under the patriot act look at and copy your information at any time for any reason for the sake of their national security? I think I'll stick with my external hard drives and burnt DVD data discs in a fire safe.


What on earth are you backing up? 😃
Tannybash27/04/2020 01:23

Let's say after the first year you don't want to continue with the 69.50 …Let's say after the first year you don't want to continue with the 69.50 USD , we're does your data go?


Yep. Anyone know the answer to this
Does anyone know, is this price for new users only?

I signed up at this price a few months ago and wondered if there was any way I could stack another year? Highly unlikely not you never know!
A year's subscription costs the same as an external drive. If you bought the external hard drive now and copy pasted the files you want backup up, it'd work out as half the price after first 13 months and a day, you wouldn't have to wait so long for backups and no company would have sight to your files. The significant disadvantages would be that you don't have an off-site backup and you have to do it yourself (and possibly forget/delete/mess up something).
Edited by: "friar_chris" 27th Apr
Shame there is no PayPal payments. It's much easier to cancel recurring payments in PayPal compared to credit cards
friar_chris27/04/2020 08:01

A year's subscription costs the same as an external drive. If you bought …A year's subscription costs the same as an external drive. If you bought the external hard drive now and copy pasted the files you want backup up, it'd work out as half the price after first 13 months and a day, you wouldn't have to wait so long for backups and no company would have sight to your files. The significant disadvantages would be that you don't have an off-site backup and you have to do it yourself (and possibly forget/delete/mess up something).


321. You want 3 copies of your data, on at least 2 different media, at least 1 offsite
I’ve used IDrive for about 6 months. It’s ok, I paid about £5 for the first year, although doubt I will extend it after my year is up. Their mobile apps are rudimentary but they do back everything up, including all your images on your phone.
I’m now using K-Drive from infomaniak for my cloud storage and their solution is so much better. 2TB of cloud back up costs €5 a month which is very reasonable. They are also currently doing a 90 day free trial so give them a try.
K-Drive’s apps are superb and put IDrive’s to shame - no comparison. I’ll probably bin IDrive after my year is up but I’m definitely keeping KDrive - so much better.

infomaniak.com/en/…ve/
Anyone know if this can be used with plex?
rach23bargain27/04/2020 03:22

This is a great deal! But whilst I was poking around on their site …This is a great deal! But whilst I was poking around on their site before signing up, I found this....[Image] ....but nowhere can I find that the differences are between the free-forever "Basic" version, and the one in deal, which is a great price now, but $99 yearly to renew. Does anyone using this company already know this information please?


You get 15GB free with your Google Drive.
If after a year you need to switch and save how long would it take to download and reupload 5tb?
I_Wish27/04/2020 11:34

You get 15GB free with your Google Drive.


I've used it! I now have the next level that I pay a couple of quid a month for.

This deal would obviously be cheaper, this year! But, if I'm reading it all correctly, it would cost more next year....with all the faff of needing to transfer my data back.

Am I correct in thinking this??! Lol!
m1chaels27/04/2020 12:12

If after a year you need to switch and save how long would it take to …If after a year you need to switch and save how long would it take to download and reupload 5tb?


I think I'd like the answer to this too please!
I'm finding the upload very slow, much much slower than Google.
rach23bargain27/04/2020 12:28

I think I'd like the answer to this too please!




divide 5,000,000 megabytes (5TB) by your line speed in MB per second, so for example if your line speed is 100mbit, this equates to 12.5 megabytes per second download.

5,000,000 / 12.5 = 400,000 seconds, which equates to 6666 minutes (rounded), which is then divided by 60 minutes in an hour, divided by 24 hours in a day gives 4.6 days roughly.

That’s to download...

Assuming an upload speed is slower on most broadband, say 20mbit.. it would take 5 times longer... so just over 23 days to upload.

Overall roughly a month.
clsss27/04/2020 19:41

divide 5,000,000 megabytes (5TB) by your line speed in MB per second, so …divide 5,000,000 megabytes (5TB) by your line speed in MB per second, so for example if your line speed is 100mbit, this equates to 12.5 megabytes per second download.5,000,000 / 12.5 = 400,000 seconds, which equates to 6666 minutes (rounded), which is then divided by 60 minutes in an hour, divided by 24 hours in a day gives 4.6 days roughly.That’s to download...Assuming an upload speed is slower on most broadband, say 20mbit.. it would take 5 times longer... so just over 23 days to upload.Overall roughly a month.


Holy Smokes! Think I'll not bother! External hard drives are where i'll stay for now I think!

Thanks for the answer!
halliwells9927/04/2020 10:00

I’ve used IDrive for about 6 months. It’s ok, I paid about £5 for the firs …I’ve used IDrive for about 6 months. It’s ok, I paid about £5 for the first year, although doubt I will extend it after my year is up. Their mobile apps are rudimentary but they do back everything up, including all your images on your phone.I’m now using K-Drive from infomaniak for my cloud storage and their solution is so much better. 2TB of cloud back up costs €5 a month which is very reasonable. They are also currently doing a 90 day free trial so give them a try. K-Drive’s apps are superb and put IDrive’s to shame - no comparison. I’ll probably bin IDrive after my year is up but I’m definitely keeping KDrive - so much better.https://www.infomaniak.com/en/kdrive/


MeToo
You can get 1 year of LiveDrive backup for £1.80 on a well-known auction website. I've been using the Windows client for about 6 months and have found it acceptable. It is apparently unlimited.
m1chaels27/04/2020 12:12

If after a year you need to switch and save how long would it take to …If after a year you need to switch and save how long would it take to download and reupload 5tb?


Many online backup solution limit your initial upload speed so that initial syncing can take weeks.
I don't think idrive is one of them, but this may be an issue if you move to another provider
Edited by: "ChrisRX" 28th Apr
Whilst this seems more expensive for some use cases, compared to other providers, IDrive seem to be one of few who provide a Linux (server) backup option without having to choose a premium package. Their supplort for unlimited clients also beats a lot of other providers, pound for pound. For my use case, to back up a Linux server, this seems like a good deal, even at full price. It's worth trialling for the sake of 3 quid, so I've bitten the bullet. Thanks OP.
TheMonk12327/04/2020 00:45

Seems it's $69.50 for 2TB. This being 5TB package - it'll increase to …Seems it's $69.50 for 2TB. This being 5TB package - it'll increase to $99.50 after first year



$74.62 for 5TB
$52.12 for 2TB
desklamp02/05/2020 10:43

$74.62 for 5TB$52.12 for 2TB


In the T&C it says standard billing plan will be applicable after the first year. That standard billing plan is:

69.50/yr for 2TB
99.50/yr for 5TB

The prices you have quoted is special pricing for the first year (likely for people who cannot find this deal)...

Nonetheless I think this deal is great for people to try the service. And tbh the full pricing isn't the worst if you get good speed and multiple device backup.
Edited by: "TheMonk123" 2nd May
Rather stick a drive in my microserver and then its mine!
Mrepg02/05/2020 11:12

Rather stick a drive in my microserver and then its mine!


I think as has been mentioned - the recommendation for valuable data is to have multiple backups including an offsite backup - plus not everyone will have a storage server at home. Anyway for a few £ decided to give this a go for the year in addition to local backup - can always download and delete the files at the end of the year
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