Amazon Drive (discontinued) vs. IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Score 5.6 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Drive allows users to aggregate all of their digital content, including photos and videos, in one place. The Cloud Drive is build in to Amazon devices. Users have secure access from any computer, or via their free mobile apps. Amazon Drive offers a free 3-month trial, and pricing packages based on what type of storage users seek. For $11.99/yr, users can store unlimited photos plus 5GB of videos and other files. For $59.99/yr, users can upgrade to unlimited everything (photos, videos,…
$1.99
per month
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
IDrive allows users to back up an unlimited number of devices into one account, including PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and servers. IDrive offers backup plans for consumers, small businesses, and enterprises of any size. IDrive offers many different plans for cloud or on-site backup including: -IDrive Personal -IDrive Team -IDrive Small Business -IDrive Google Workspace and Office 365 backup -IDrive e2 Object Storage -IDrive Enterprise -IDrive360 EndPoint …
$99.50
per year One user, unlimited computers 5TB storage
Pricing
Amazon Drive (discontinued)IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
Editions & Modules
100 GB
$1.99
per month
1 TB
$6.99
per month
2 TB
$11.99
per month
3 TB
$179.97
per year
4 TB
$239.96
per year
5 TB
$299.95
per year
6 TB
$359.94
per year
7 TB
$419.93
per year
8 TB
$479.92
per year
9 TB
$539.91
per year
10 TB
$599.90
per year
20 TB
1,199.80
per year
30 TB
1,799.70
per year
IDrive Cloud to Cloud Backup
$20
per year per seat
IDrive e2
$39.50
per year per 1TB
Personal
$99.50
per year 1 user
IDrive 360 EndPoint
$99.50
per year 5 computers
IDrive Team
$99.50
per year
IDrive Business
$99.50
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsIDrive regularly offers first year discounts for all plans and offers a full-featured 30-day free trial for IDrive 360 Endpoint
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amazon Drive (discontinued)IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
8.4
24 Ratings
0% below category average
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
9.1
71 Ratings
8% above category average
Versioning9.014 Ratings8.954 Ratings
Video files7.021 Ratings9.055 Ratings
Audio files8.019 Ratings9.050 Ratings
Document collaboration9.016 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Access control9.018 Ratings9.26 Ratings
File search8.919 Ratings8.559 Ratings
Device sync8.022 Ratings9.064 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
8.3
22 Ratings
4% below category average
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
8.7
67 Ratings
1% above category average
User and role management8.018 Ratings8.555 Ratings
File organization9.020 Ratings8.765 Ratings
Device management8.017 Ratings8.964 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
8.7
24 Ratings
2% above category average
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
9.0
72 Ratings
5% above category average
Performance9.024 Ratings8.870 Ratings
Reliability8.023 Ratings9.268 Ratings
Storage Reports9.016 Ratings9.063 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Amazon Drive (discontinued)IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
Small Businesses
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(24 ratings)
8.9
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(3 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(3 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon Drive (discontinued)IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
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IDrive
It scales well from the individual to corporate environments with many different plans to suit your needs and budget. For backing up servers such as Exchange or SQL I've used their sister product iBackup, which is also excellent and we have no problems with, so maybe they should merge the two products into one which would make it a better overall proposition. It also seems to handle backing up mapped drives as well, which is what we used for a while before getting the on server version. That being said it can use up quite a bit of bandwidth so make sure you schedule at night when noone is working. However it does only backup changed files which is great.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Amazon Drive automatically detects photos and videos in specific folders (that you choose). It will add them to Drive without any action from me.
  • There is a desktop app where you can access all of your files (in addition to web-based access).
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IDrive
  • I'm using it on MAC, the app works very well in the background
  • Logging activities is something I really like, because I can check whether the backup was successful or not.
  • I really like the option of being able to select external drivers and back up only specific folders or files.
  • The application itself is very easy to use, even though it doesn't have a version in my language (pt-br), I had no trouble setting it up and I'm using it without any problems.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Less storage than Google Drive, Google offers 15GB of free space - vs. Amazon's 5GB.
  • Also, unlike with Google Drive, you can't back up your work with Amazon Drive ( I also use Google Drive, since I have a Gmail account).
  • A lot more expensive than Google Drive, which is 1.99/month...but they are more in line with Dropbox pricing.
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IDrive
  • It is becomes painfully slow for its unlimited backup when most of the users who use it for long time even for a month. This should be improved.
  • There are not many options on the IDrive to select the "AUX" menu, I'm experiencing this problem with my newly bought second hand BMW 3 series E90 32i, 2010 model. There is not external devices alternative for me.
  • Restoring an older version of a file is the hardest stuffs for me
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
IDrive
It does everything that it needs to to create an effecitve Three level backup to the cloud of all your important data, its reliable, dependable and peformant in its use cases. It overcomes the need to store offsite physical media such as Tape or disk storage. And its cost and level of reporting can be tailored to fit the use case of your business.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
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IDrive
The desktop interface seems intuitive to work with.
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Performance
Amazon AWS
It is safe but has little added value.
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IDrive
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Amazon AWS
Overall great software to use for file share, storage, and collaboration. Its security is great and the user management is spot on. The only thing that makes me dock it a point is that the device management as a subset of user management is kind of clunky. It hasn't been an issue yet, but it could compromise security in the future. Overall, would recommend
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IDrive
I have not had to use their tech support. I did call once but luckily figured out what to do while I was on hold so I disconnected. If I really needed them it would have been a very long hold time I suppose.
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
IDrive
Did not participate in the implementation.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Amazon Drive Cloud has the advantage of being backed by one of the companies that has had the highest growth in recent years: Amazon. That gives us security and has been the main reason for us to trust this product. We believe that the security systems of this company are good enough to be quiet while our files are stored on their servers
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IDrive
I was a Backblaze user for 5 years because they had a very cost effective plan for my storage needs. However, they were very poor at backing up external devices quickly, and made it a pain in the butt to keep the backups active due to their 30 days connectivity policy.
Dropbox is a great fit for cloud backup when you need to access the backup files in the cloud frequently.
IDrive is the best solution out there for true backup of devices in case they are damaged or lost.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • It slowed us down at first since we went from purely agile to document based then agile.
  • It is easy to use so even non-developers can access code snippets which they wouldn't know how to access on github.
  • It has a lot of features we don't have a use for in our business.
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IDrive
  • iDrive has saved us money as their pricing structure is fair and they allow multiple devices to be backed up under the same account - where others do not.
  • iDrive has saved us time as we no longer have to manually back up and sync files on our computers to external drives.
  • iDrive has lessened the burden of stress. We no longer worry that we may lose critical data that can no longer be recovered.
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ScreenShots

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