Ask IDrive: Can I backup my portable hard drive to IDrive?

Can I backup my portable hard drive to IDrive?

Yes, you can! IDrive allows you to select files from attached storage devices (like USB sticks and external hard drives) and back them up to your IDrive account. If the drive isn’t connected when the scheduled backup occurs – or if you have Continuous Data Protection enabled – IDrive will simply skip those files and return to them once the drive is re-connected.

Many people use external storage to backup data – the problem is that external hard drives just aren’t reliable – they constantly fail.

IDrive is one of the few online backup companies that doesn’t use a third-party storage network. We build and maintain our own RAID racks which are millions of times more reliable than a standard computer hard drive and our data-centers and electronic network adhere to SAS 70 certification requirements. Our strict security practices have produced an environment safe enough for government organizations – we have a GSA contract that allows federal and state employees to easily utilize IDrive to protect their mission critical data.

Use your local drives for current projects and archive your old data on IDrive: save space and give yourself real protection by backing up your important files somewhere truly safe. If you don’t have an account start a free 5GB IDrive Basic account here.

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