When deciding which cloud storage service to use, the two main things that most people look at first are cost and storage space. There are many services out there that provide different features and functionality for various types of users, and if you want the largest amount of storage space for the lowest cost and to still have all of these features, then LifeHacker says to go with IDrive Online Backup.

In LifeHacker’s latest round up of the best cloud backup services at different pricing levels, IDrive swept the paid categories, coming in as the best cloud storage plan for under $5, under $10, and under $20 per month. With 5TB and 10TB plans, no other service comes close to that amount of space for such a low cost.

So far in 2020, IDrive has been sweeping the awards lists, including PC Mag Editor’s Choice, IGN’s Best Overall Backup Service, Tom’s Guide Best Cloud Backup, and many more. This is due not only to the affordability and amount of storage space provided, but also the fact that IDrive is packed with features that other companies may not offer, or if they do, at a higher cost. 

Some of these features are:

  • Multi-Device Backup – backup an unlimited amount of devices into a single account
  • IDrive Express – quick backup and retrieval of data in less than a week via physical storage shipment, ensuring no bandwidth usage.
  • Online File Sync – files and folders will be synced in real time across all the devices using IDrive
  • Security and Privacy – transfer and store files with 256-bit AES encryption using a user-defined key that is not stored anywhere on the servers.

Thanks again to LifeHacker for the review!