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IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2

IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2

Overview

What is IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2?

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…

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IDrive rocks!

9 out of 10
April 11, 2024
We recently moved from Google to IDrive, and the experience has been so much better! We use IDrive exclusively now to automatically back …
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Would recommend for video storage

9 out of 10
March 30, 2024
I use IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 to backup my videos for my YouTube channel. The process is easy to use. I like how it …
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IDrive is a cloud storage solution that allows users to safely store large amounts of data from various devices across the network. Users …
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Popular Features

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  • Reliability (68)
    9.2
    92%
  • Device sync (64)
    9.0
    90%
  • Performance (70)
    8.8
    88%
  • File organization (65)
    8.7
    87%

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Pricing

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IDrive Cloud to Cloud Backup

$20

Cloud
per year per seat

IDrive e2

$39.50

Cloud
per year per 1TB

Personal

$99.50

Cloud
per year 1 user

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.idrive.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $99.50 per year One user, unlimited computers 5TB storage
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Features

File Sharing & Management

Features that allow collaborators to view, work on, and organize files.

9.1
Avg 8.4

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Features related to security and administration for cloud storage platforms

8.7
Avg 8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Features around the functionality of the cloud storage platform.

9
Avg 8.6
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Product Details

What is IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2?

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
-IDrive BMR
-IDrive Photos

IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 Features

File Sharing & Management Features

  • Supported: Versioning
  • Supported: Document files
  • Supported: Image files
  • Supported: Video files
  • Supported: Audio files
  • Supported: File search
  • Supported: Device sync
  • Supported: Web interface

Cloud Storage Security & Administration Features

  • Supported: Single sign-on
  • Supported: Two-step verification
  • Supported: End-user encryption
  • Supported: User and role management
  • Supported: Storage limit management
  • Supported: File organization
  • Supported: Device management
  • Supported: Password-protected files

Cloud Storage Platform Features

  • Supported: Performance
  • Supported: Reliability
  • Supported: Storage Reports

IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 Screenshots

Screenshot of IDrive WindowsScreenshot of IDrive WebScreenshot of IDrive Server BackupScreenshot of IDrive 360

IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 Competitors

IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesGlobal

Frequently Asked Questions

IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 starts at $99.5.

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage, Dropbox, and Carbonite Endpoint are common alternatives for IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2.

Reviewers rate Document collaboration highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

IDrive is a cloud storage solution that allows users to safely store large amounts of data from various devices across the network. Users appreciate that IDrive enables them to back up their files every night, providing peace of mind in case of system failure or data loss. It is commonly used by a range of professionals, including photographers, recording studios, professors, computer science research groups, and academic institutions, to securely store and back up their data. IDrive is also preferred over other backup solutions like Backblaze for its compatibility with external drives and the ability to back up multiple computers without additional charges. Freelance photographers rely on IDrive to backup thousands of images, ensuring the safety of their valuable work. Webmasters and website developers trust IDrive to backup files and store them securely on cloud servers, ensuring data security. Real estate professionals also rely on IDrive to store sensitive files and provide quick access to information needed for property transactions. Additionally, users value the ease of use and intuitive interface of IDrive, but some find it less seamless compared to other cloud storage solutions like OneDrive. Overall, IDrive is praised for its affordability and quality, making it a recommended option for individuals and businesses alike who need a secure and reliable cloud backup solution.

Valuable Local Backups: Numerous users have found the local backups feature of the NAS applications to be extremely valuable. It allows them to conveniently store and access their data whenever they need it.

Reliable Backup Service: The reliability of the backup service has been praised by many reviewers. Once set up, it seamlessly performs its task without any issues, giving users peace of mind knowing that their data is securely backed up.

Flexible Access Options: Users appreciate having both a desktop application and a website for viewing their data. This flexibility allows them to access and manage their files from different devices and locations, making it highly convenient for their needs.

Slow interface on lower-powered NAS devices: Some users have found the interface of IDrive to be slow when using it on lower-powered NAS devices, which can cause frustration and delays in accessing and managing backup files.

Backup process can be slow, especially with a large number of files: Users have requested improvements to make the backup process faster, especially when dealing with a large number of files. This would help minimize waiting times and enhance overall efficiency.

Difficulty canceling subscriptions and removing credit card details: Some users have complained about the difficulty they face when trying to cancel their subscriptions or remove their credit card details from IDrive. Streamlining these processes would improve customer satisfaction and ease the transition for those who wish to discontinue their service.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

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Celso F S Castro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have begun using IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 to replace Google Drive, as I have already exceeded the capacity of the free level. The price and ease of use of IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 meet my needs for backing up my computers. Regarding Object Storage e2, I am gradually transferring my files from my previous cloud provider to it. The price for storage is more affordable, and I am now using Nextcloud to manage my files within IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2.
  • 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.
  • IDrive Online Backup, have an option for multiple languages.
  • IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2, also have the option of multiple languages
  • IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2, option to use FTP/FTPS and notification events
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 meets my needs for continuous backup of my computers. With the backup scheduling system, all I need is for the computer to be on at the time of the backup, and it will run without any problems.
I use IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 to make backups of my work. I'm a photographer and I like to store my clients' photos for long periods of time, and in this case IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 is the one that best suits me, with a program similar to FTP programs I can send or download my files in a practical and secure way.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
As a photographer I use IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 as a safe and reliable backup storage and as a replacement for my local network drives as the data volume grows constantly and physical drives reach their limit and also not the most secure option. iDrive pricing for Personal use was unbeatable for the size I needed and based on market reviews I decided to try it out. With TBs of Client files (both processed and raw) I needed to ensure my data can always be automatically backed up and restored in no time. IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 makes a full backup for new files and incremental backup for changes. I can restore my files to any device and I can use Cloud Drive as a solution to sync only the files needed for continuous access.
  • Automatic scheduled backup
  • Pricing
  • Unlimited amount of devices
  • Snapshots for restoring particular version
  • Backup could be device agnostic
  • Both desktop and mobile app interface could be improved
  • File organization structure
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 would suite the most for:
- Photographers or videographers who seek for a safe and reliable backup solution for the raw and larger volumes of data
- Cloud Drive to sync the most used data or data which requires access frequently
- Data protection/data encryption
- Automatic backup
- Custom sharing options
For small volumes of data maybe a more simple free solution with more intuitive user interface would suit better.
April 11, 2024

IDrive rocks!

Albert Chosky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We recently moved from Google to IDrive, and the experience has been so much better! We use IDrive exclusively now to automatically back up customer work in our photography studio. The speed is fast; the files are very easy to link to; and the price is very good. We highly recommend IDrive.
  • Easy to use
  • Automated backups
  • Simply way to share links
  • Add a small icon to hard drive folders that are set for automatic backups.
Is great for auto backups of a business computer hard drive to the cloud.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use to backup multiple devices in given time intervals to ensure data losses can be mitigated.
  • Automatic backup that runs in the background
  • Restoring to particular points in time
  • No limit on number of devices
  • User interface can be unintuitive
  • Some options are a bit hidden
  • UI looks a bit dated
  • No support for mobile phones
Handling multiple devices and automatic backups.
Eileen Reimann | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I just switched from Carbonite to IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2. I found IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 to be much faster and easier to use. The ability to schedule daily backups is great. Overall a great price and great choice.
  • Daily backup
  • Mirror function
  • Easily accessed and searched
So far, I'm very happy with IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2. I haven't found anything I believe is a minus.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 to backup my videos for my YouTube channel. The process is easy to use. I like how it quickly checks what has already been backed up before the next backup. I also like that I can download my videos for editing directly from the site so I don't need to use my external hard drive. I have the app on my phone as well which allows me to check what clips are online and I can watch them online too. I love that I can easily share the link with others to specific folders so they can download. I can view the clips on the phone app but not on my laptop.
  • Easy to share files
  • Easy to backup files from phone
  • Can view videos on phone app
  • Video and photo files viewable on laptop app
  • Takes a long time to upload
Use if your files are organized already and you know where everything is.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
After researching different vendors for a reliable and cost effective backup solution for my new Synology NAS, I chose IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 due to their price point and multi-device backup options. The setup to backup all my photo's, movies and data to IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 was a breeze and now scheduled backups continue to ensure my business and family data is never lost. Additionally I take periodics snapshots of my laptop and backup my family photo's from our mobile phones using their apps which are easy to setup and use. Overall my experience of IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 has been very good and it performs to what I needed to ensure all my data is safe and secure and would recommend IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 as a good alround backup solution.
  • Synology NAS Scheduled Backups
  • PC Backups and snapshots
  • Mbile phone photo backups
  • Although functional, the interface could do with a facelift
Synology NAS Backup. PC Snapshots, Mobile Phone backups
Bill Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have a small business but still have needs for off-site storage. We were using another company for years but their service has been failing. We have a relatively small amount of data to store so we did not need a huge space, nor complications of one account for each computer.
  • One account for multiple computers
  • Very simple dashboard for configuration, backup, restore, etc.
  • Multiple tiers of storage space
  • Flexible scheduler
  • Improve the estimated time for backups
  • During the initial scan advise which files are NOT going to be backed up
This is a great solution for personal or small businesses. With no dedicated IT department it falls on the owner to make sure the company's data is safe in case of local failure. IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2 was simple to setup on our 3 computers. The option to upgrade to more storage makes it a good solution if demand requires more space.
Ashley Farlow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Currently no other online storage offers the price point and the size of storage that meets the needs of my use. With the 5 TB limit for personal use this works great for me. As a new user the interface for windows is easy enough to understand and any troubleshooting is quick thanks to the online support and many tutorials. So far I have not encountered many issues and have found the service reliable and suiting of my needs.
  • Large storage
  • Data Back up services
  • Data Retrieval services
  • Ease of use UI
  • Sometimes glitchy, issues where the file preparation loop gets stuck
The amount of storage for the price point is the main reason to pick this service. Perfect for anyone looking for large storage option in a cloud.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I'm mostly using the cloud drive. I was looking for a reliable service that could give me a reliable service with enough storage space and the right price. IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage service was the best I could find. I simply back up my stuff on a cloud drive and I have access from anywhere in the world. It also lets you back up your phone and simply whatever you have and it can be accessible on the network.
  • Enough space
  • Reliable
  • Great Price
  • A flag that would let you know if you're backing up a huge directory, it was not disrupted
  • Showing checksums and more directory size and number of files
  • Could sort cloud drive files based on time stamps
I just recommended it to a friend last night! It is perfect for my use and it is what I was looking for.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I luv the easy gui. Works well. Price good as I always find a way to take advantage of s better price every year. Cust service is responsive. Only problem I've noticed is when trying to restore my backup back to my PC, the download speed was super slow and also would fail towards the beginning of the process. I have since purchased a diff external storage hard disk drive which vastly improved the speed though it is still too slow. At least I was able to get my 960GB backup restore downloaded back to my new ext. HDD.
  • GUI
  • cust servcie
  • options
  • Restore download speed to a local computer, PC.
  • better price without relying on promotions.
a well scenario would be its like a server, set it and forget it.. not so well, someone needing a more basic solution and better cost.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use iDrive to back up all of my important design files and archived work. Having a cloud-based solution in addition to my local HD backup creates a secondary tier of security if something were to go wrong.
  • Multiple Device Backup
  • Clone/Computer Backup
  • Real time syncing
  • I havent found any issues so far
iDrive meets my needs as small business owner. Its a cost-effective and simple to use out of the box solution
Guy Cocker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
IDrive helps me to keep an online backup of my important files, and syncs to my on-site server automatically so I don't have to think about it. It means that I have complete redundancy for my data and never have to worry about losing anything. It all works seamlessly to backup overnight so I never have to intervene in the backup process.
  • Automatic Sync
  • Plenty of storage
  • Simple interface
  • Too many steps in Synology backup app
  • Even more storage
  • Make it a little easier to download backed up files
I love IDrive, I recommended it this issue in the technology magazine I edit. When I moved between Synology devices, IDrive made it easy for me to access all my important files and then download a backup to my local devices. It also means that it's faster to access my files on IDrive over a business connection than it is my Synology over a residential connection.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I used it daily to backup both my personal and consulting files. I love the automated nature of the software as it allows me to ensure that any work product I am currently working on is being updated without me needing to manually initiate the back-up.
  • Automate back-up
  • Seamless IDrive access and capability
  • Ability to have multiple devices backed up with information easily accessed.
  • Update pf GUI to a more modern look
If you are looking to use and forget for backing up your files, IDrive is for you. With both a generous online storage plus local backup, it allows you access your data whatever setting you are currently working in.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Offsite storage and disaster recovery solution for raw files and databases.
  • Cost of storage versus solutions like Google or CrashPlan
  • Capabilities to capture real time changes
  • Versioning capabilities
  • IDrive client bandwidth throttling does not control upload and is not granular enough to allow proper configuration.
  • IDrive client time elapsed and time estimates do not include days complete or remaining
  • IDrive support responds with canned or automated message not directly related to feedback/requests/concerns.
If your SMB is need of DR solution, IDrive provides a cost effective solution against the competition. IDrive has options such as versioning and real-time backup.
Renee Snyder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
While I would love to use iIDrive Online Backup and Object Storage, I have not been able to do a complete backup since I bought the product. I called tech support multiple times and they finally escalated the issue. It's been a month and despite constant asking for an update, they have done nothing. They just keep telling me that they are working on it. The most important file for me to backup is my Outlook .pst file and it will not work. It's only 4GB. At this point, I have to go elsewhere because I want that file backed up.
  • Small files back up
  • Tech support is available 24/7
  • interface is easy
  • In my experience, If you have a file larger than 4 GB, good luck.
  • I feel that tech support sends canned responses
  • It's my belief that if you have a problem, tech support may never help you
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage is not useful for me at all. I need a backup system that can actually back up my files. And they have been stringing me along with tech support for weeks. I don't expect to receive a resolution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I back up work files used in a music production business as well as disc imaging of system hard drives in case of failure.
  • Easy to understand navigation
  • Automated scheduling of all processes I need
  • Affordable options for multiple backup solutions
  • I just started using it and I'm happy with everything I've used it for.
I like the available options for storage pricing and having multiple services bundled together like file backup and disc imaging is a better value than some of the competition. The program is unobtrusive and doesn't tax my computer at all. Giving a simple notification when the processes are complete is all I see. It's easy to customize too. It's great for small businesses and there's an opportunity to expand services if the need arises.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage offers excellent pricing and package options, making it a great choice for storage needs. However, one aspect I've noticed is that whenever there is a disconnection, I have to reupload the files again, unlike other cloud storage services that automatically resume uploads once the connection is restored. Despite this inconvenience, I find IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage to be reliable and efficient in performing its intended functions.
  • capacity
  • simple
  • user friendly
  • user interface
  • disconnection back-up?
For me, I appreciate the functionality and performance of IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage, although I have noticed that it requires manual reuploading of files after disconnections, unlike other cloud storage services that automatically resume uploads. However, overall, it remains a reliable and efficient solution for my storage needs.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I'm using IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage for backup numerouses videos and having an easy access everywhere to it
  • Backup of data
  • cloud drive data
  • tracking of the activities
Backing up huge amount of data is performed very well
January 12, 2024

iDrive

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use iDrive to back up our various virtual environments and storage volumes on Synology devices daily. iDrive offers an application available through the Synology Package Center that automates this process.
  • Automated backup
  • Easy to navigate UI
  • Low level of downtime
  • The ability to transfer backup data from one iDrive account to another
  • Better download speeds for backed up data
  • Integrated URL shortener for shared links
Due to my experience with iDrive I would recommend it to colleagues for a couple of reasons. iDrive is very cost effective even with the recent price hikes. iDrive has a high level of uptime. And the overall platform is simple to use, even for the non-IT crowd.
Maurice Wert de | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I am an amateur photographer and would like to store my photos safely. I have a NAS but would also like secure online storage. I chose IDrive for this and I think it is an excellent solution at a reasonable cost. The program and apps work well and quickly. I can recommend it to anyone who wants to secure large amounts of data via the cloud.
  • Fast back up of my Macbook
  • Secure back up of my NAS
  • Great Apps special QNAP app
  • The program is just fine as it is
  • Maybe just like Dropbox the possibility to use Lightroom Classic with IDrive
IDrive is fine for my personal 1-2-3 backup scenario. I'll think that's safe and will help me if I lose some data. Normally I have an HD with images, a NAS for a backup copy, and the Cloud for a secure copy. That's all I need for a good backup plan for my photographs.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage for comprehensive online backup of important data that I generate. This addresses the problem of a one-step backup and imaging solution in the Cloud instead of local solutions. I use this as a comprehensive solution for retention of backup data off-site.
  • Ease of use
  • Set and forget
  • restoration of date from off-site source
  • Better backup speed to the Cloud
  • Clarification of throttle settings
  • Further explanation of restoration function before it is needed
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage is well suited for backups in the Cloud for small companies, but may be less appropriate for larger companies.
January 08, 2024

Pros and Cons of iDrive

Chaim Moykopf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The goal is to backup all ongoing work on a constant basis, to avoid loss due to technical problems and man made errors, to facilitate online exchange and communication. iDrive is a simple, efficient and secure tool, easy to understand and to handle. Encryption is good, speed is missing if you have huge data to upload. The downside is the potential cost if you go over the plan quota. Customer service is fast and efficient. So far we are all very satisfied.
  • Convenient for storing all kind of files
  • Quick retrieval during restores
  • Very cost effective
  • IDrive server sometimes slow
  • Over limit charges unclear
  • All functions on PC and mobile device should match
iDrive was easy and fast to setup. At the moment I am using it mainly for personal reasons, but looking for the right time to use it simultaneously, in the office and at home. It is suited for for someone who looks for a lokal backup for unlimited devices for up to 5 TB per account. I chose a promotion of 24.88 US for the first year. This is an excellent value and gives me plenty of time to evaluate it. Beside occasionally slow upload speed I didn’t come across disadvantages so far.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage to daily backup all of my business and personal files. I like to have the ability to find old files that might have been accidentally deleted. The backup is easy to set up and implement. The security of knowing my files are safe is very important to me.
  • Daily backup
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to access files from past backups
  • Reasonable price
  • I just realized that there was no backup done for 13 days, and I would have liked to have received an email or other notification
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage is especially suited to my business and personal uses since I regularly make changes in old files and constantly create new ones. Since it backs up automatically, I am assured that old and new files will be saved.
If someone does not have as many files as I do or doesn't make as many changes, they might not need IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage.
Gerard Vilajuan Gozalvez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Cross-Platform Backup
  • Security seems very good
  • Scheduled Backups and Versioning:
  • I can't bulk Folder Download via Web Interface
  • When you open a folder in the UI, sometimes the images are not rendered.
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage works very great for people that they needing to back up data from various platforms like computers, phones, and servers, providing a unified backup solution.For recovering lost or accidentally deleted files, IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage is very suitable platform for situations where quick data retrieval is crucial.

In my case, I travel a lot and I make a lot of photos with my camera and my drone, and having a tool like IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage's is great to have a storage and allows me to securely store and access my data and my photos from anywhere
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