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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 6.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 is great for individuals or small businesses who want to run large/unlimited backups at a low cost. The price coupled with great customer service make this a company I hope to stick with for a very long time. Be prepared for large backups to take a good deal of time to complete (though this will also vary dependent on your internet connection). If you find the desktop client to be underwhelming or confusing, just chat with an agent to resolve your issue
Liz Wade | 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

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
4.4
Versioning
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
5.2
Video files
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
4.2
Audio files
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
4.2
Document collaboration
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
2.9
Access control
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
4.6
File search
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
5.6
Device sync
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
4.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
4.8
User and role management
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
2.9
File organization
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
6.9
Device management
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
4.5

Cloud Storage Platform

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
6.6
Performance
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
6.4
Reliability
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
7.3
Storage Reports
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
IDrive
6.2

Pros

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • Code42 is an extremely powerful and flexible backup program with multiple options of what files to backup, how often to back them up, how much CPU should be used during backup operations (both when a user is present and away), how much bandwidth should be used during backup (again both while a user is present and away), and a multitude of other options.
  • Unlike a number of other cloud-based backup services, Code42 can backup network drives (such as those from a Synology NAS) - this makes setting up a backup system a lot more simple and cost-effective, as you can connect multiple network drives to a single computer - and backup both that computer and the attached network drives.
  • Code42 keeps your backup history indefinitely. This means that if you delete a file, a year goes by, and you need to recover that file, you can use Code42 to do that. Most other cloud-based backup services only keep history for around 30 days before deleting them from the backup archive.
  • Another powerful feature, Code42 allows you to not only back up to the CrashPlan Central cloud, but also to an external drive or network drive. Essentially, you can use Code42 as an all-in-one backup solution for both local and cloud backups. The local backups are heavily compressed with data deduplication to save space on the backup destination, thus allowing you to keep a long history of backups.
  • The cloud-based backups can be heavily encrypted with a custom made encryption key that even Code42 can't recover.
Aaron Pinsker | 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

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • The first backup is taxing on the system. Some users report that their computers become almost useless. You can set maximum usage and idle time usage parameters but the original backup is still time and resource consuming. Be prepared.
  • The initial setup is lengthy and confusing. If it weren't for the walkthrough with the technical support administrator, I would never have attempted it.
  • Feedback from the admin portal is non-existent. We had multiple systems whose backups wouldn't start and finally realized, through other means, that we were out of licenses.
  • Users can stop and disable the service.
Kenneth Hess | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.9
Based on 2 answers
No other product works as well.
Clifford Goeke | TrustRadius Reviewer

IDrive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.8
Based on 3 answers
Everything is great except support for desktop and Mobile Safari browsers
Nathan McQuillen | TrustRadius Reviewer

IDrive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 7.7
Based on 8 answers
The good news is that we have not had a need for very much support at all from CrashPlan Pro; however, their support model while adequate does not set them apart from other vendors. CrashPlan Pro has sufficient and adequate support but is not always the easiest to use or find what you are looking for.
David White | TrustRadius Reviewer

IDrive

IDrive 6.3
Based on 4 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

Implementation Rating

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.7
Based on 2 answers
Very easy to follow the install guide.
Michael Stepetic | TrustRadius Reviewer

IDrive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

We compared CrashPlan with other choices and they were either too expensive or didn't have the backup capacity we required at the time. For lack of a better solution, we were very close to signing with Mozy, and this was years ago when CrashPlan was still a new player in the market. I found them at the eleventh hour and started the product comparison. Mozy couldn't offer us unlimited storage space and when we found that CrashPlan could, it was almost a no-brainer. Carbonite was a close contender as well, but if I recall correctly, they didn't offer enterprise level pricing that we were looking for (note, this was years ago and their current offerings may be different).
Alan Richtmyer | 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

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • The licensing cost is negligible on our budget, but the return and peace of mind is significant. It has already saved our butts against ransomware viruses and we've lost data in natural disasters before - now we're prepared if it happens again!
Leora &quot;Sparky&quot; Thomas | 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

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

General

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

IDrive

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
8.8
IDrive
5.9

Likelihood to Renew

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
9.9
IDrive

Usability

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
9.8
IDrive

Support Rating

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
7.7
IDrive
6.3

Implementation Rating

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
9.7
IDrive

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