As Tom’s Guide points out in their latest Cloud Backup review, if you’re not backing up your data to an external hard drive at least, you’re behind the curve, and these days that’s not even enough. Both your PC/Mac and your local backup could be wiped out in a single disaster, leaving you with no way to recover and wishing you had a copy of your data at a separate location.

A reliable cloud backup service will help you avoid this scenario, copying your data to an offsite location and having it available for recovery in case the worst happens. 

Tom’s Guide took several factors into consideration when determining which is the best solution, including storage costs, ease of file restoration, computer-resource usage, unique features and ease of use and installation. As it turns out, IDrive once again comes out on top when compared to other services.

What made IDrive stand out?

  • IDrive Express – free data shipment option for larger uploads/restores
  • Fast upload speeds
  • Backups up mobile devices
  • Keeps old file versions forever
  • Generous syncing option

The final verdict from Tom’s Guide?

“Based on more than 40 hours of testing, our top pick among cloud-backup services is IDrive, which backs up an unlimited number of PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets for a reasonable price. IDrive is the best choice if you have multiple computers and phones to back up.”