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Likelihood to Recommend

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

It's a great application to backup your data automatically to the cloud and then access later. The automatic restore of certain folders is handy and one less thing to worry about when you're setting up a new PC again. I haven't really encountered any issues with Syncplicity to have any thoughts where it could be improved or where it wouldn't work.
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IDrive

This is an economical way to back up less than 1000 GB of data. It can also back-up mapped drives, so you can do the back-up from a personal computer in addition to the server. Restoring tends to be a bit cumbersome, so this should be used as an emergency function, not regularly. Once I tried to add files from the server to another computer but it didn't work because the other computer didn't have the IDrive installed.
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
8.3
IDrive
4.0
Versioning
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.0
IDrive
4.9
Video files
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.0
IDrive
3.6
Audio files
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.0
IDrive
3.6
Document collaboration
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
IDrive
2.5
Access control
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
IDrive
4.3
File search
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
1.0
IDrive
5.3
Device sync
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
IDrive
3.5

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.7
IDrive
4.5
User and role management
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
IDrive
2.7
File organization
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
IDrive
6.6
Device management
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.0
IDrive
4.2

Cloud Storage Platform

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
8.5
IDrive
6.2
Performance
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
7.0
IDrive
6.0
Reliability
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
IDrive
6.9
Storage Reports
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
IDrive
5.7

Pros

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

  • By default, it is setup to backup my Desktop Shortcuts, My Documents, and my Internet Explorer Favorites folders. When I sign into a new PC, it automatically syncs these items, making it easy for my data to travel with me.
  • I'm able to easily share my items/folders with coworkers, granting them read or read/write access as required.
  • I like that items that are shared with me allow me to choose to sync them to my PC or not. This allows me to sync smaller items like documents and spreadsheets, but keep things like webex recordings stored in the cloud and not using up gigabtyes of space on my PC. :)
  • I like that, during times when I want to free up resources, I can pause the syncing of files.
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IDrive

  • Offers a cloud and a local backup option from the same app.
  • Fast upload speed.
  • It keeps old files forever, versioning, which helps protect against ransomware.
  • Can backup as a disc image.
  • Can search and restore for lost data. Makes finding lost files way easier than other solutions.
  • You can choose which folders to backup.
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

  • I would appreciate it if it backed up more than just Desktop, Favorites and Documents by default. I'm not sure if this was something chosen by my employer, but it would be nice if the whole profile folder was backed up by default, so my pictures, music, and videos folders were included.
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IDrive

  • The used to send your backed up data overnight on a hard drive (if you needed it). Now, they only have an option to download. I love that you can download your data if you need it. That is great, but I would still love the option to ship an actual hard drive because in some cases there is too much data and downloading it all could take days.
  • The UI could use an update/refresh.
  • If you are not tech-savvy it's not super obvious how to set things up. It would be helpful for some it were simplified in some aspects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IDrive

IDrive 5.9
Based on 8 answers
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.
Riva Schwartz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

I use CrashPlan for my personal PC at home. I think both products have their pluses and minuses. Both products allow you to backup your selected data to the cloud. CrashPlan doesn't easily allow for file sharing (CrashPlan isn't really a collaboration tool as much as it is a backup tool). Both products have easy restore options. However Syncplicity automatically restoring certain data when syncing with a new PC is very handy and a feature that CrashPlan doesn't offer
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

IDrive

Backblaze is easier to set up, but it's not the better solution for me. I need to be able to backup to multiple locations. Backblaze didn't offer a way to do backups to an external HD. Backblaze didn't offer versioning when I picked iDrive. Backblaze wasn't able to throttle upload and download speeds which would slow things down when I have to deliver files to clients online.
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

  • The ease of use saves me a lot of time.
  • Being able to easily share files with my coworkers also saves me time.
  • This allowed my company to reduce the size of our file server and in doing so, reduced our storage budget.
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IDrive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IDrive Editions & Modules

Edition
Personal$52.121
Business$74.651
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.0
IDrive
5.7

Support Rating

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
IDrive
5.9

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