IDrive is the best solution for photographers
Mike Calabro | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2019

IDrive is the best solution for photographers

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IDrive

I am a freelance photographer and my worst nightmare is to lose all of my images. I have over 15 years of images in my library. Backing up my work is a necessity. I back up my images locally, off-site and on the cloud. I don't update my off-site drive as much as I should It is an external RAID that I am supposed to swap out a single drive and store it off-site every month. I have not done this in over a year. iDrive makes off-site backup easy.
  • 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.
  • The user interface is very hard to use.
  • Setting up for the first time is confusing.
  • Does not offer unlimited storage.
  • It helps me sleep at night because I don't have to worry that I will lose my lifes work.
  • It saves time. I don't have to manually store offsite hard drives as often.
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.
They responded quick to my questions.

Do you think IDrive delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with IDrive's feature set?

Yes

Did IDrive live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of IDrive go as expected?

No

Would you buy IDrive again?

Yes

Cloud backup is not an option in my business, it is a necessity. It works very well as a backup solution to my photos. I have had not problems with it.

IDrive is not for those who want a plug-and-play solution. It takes a bit of time to set up properly but it is worth it.

IDrive Feature Ratings

Versioning
10
Video files
Not Rated
Audio files
Not Rated
Document collaboration
Not Rated
Access control
Not Rated
File search
9
Device sync
Not Rated
User and role management
Not Rated
File organization
9
Device management
Not Rated
Performance
10
Reliability
10
Storage Reports
10