iDrive (Internet Drive) for Online Backup

Written by Amit Agarwal on Aug 1, 2010

iDrive (short for Internet Drive) is a user-friendly online backup service that offers 150 GB of online backup storage space at less than $5 per month. You can also opt for the family plan that lets you backup multiple computers to the same account.

iDrive is available for both Mac and Windows but you can cannot backup both PCs and Macs under a single Family Pack account.

Select Folders for Backup

A: iDrive offers a simple interface that makes backup as well as restoration simple. By default, the IDrive application backs up the Documents, Photos, Videos and Desktop’ folders, with the frequency set to an off-peak hour. You can however edit the Backup set and the backup schedule the backup as per your convenience.

Set Backup Schedule

B: iDrive performs Continuous Backup so it will automatically recognize and perform the backup of files/folders that have recently been updated (within the last 10 minutes). You may however use the Schedule Backup option to schedule the backup of files/folders for a particular date, time and frequency.

iDrive web client

C: The web client of iDrive lets you access and restore backed up files to your local computer from anywhere. You can even manage your backup schedule from the browser.

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