If there’s one main rule that every IT administrator must follow, as Ars Technica points out, it’s to always backup important data. Often, backups can end up being too slow and tedious, causing people to neglect backing up their data, or unfortunately waiting until it’s too late and a data disaster occurs, rendering their data unrecoverable.
Ars Technica emphasizes that backups don’t need to be slow and cumbersome, with several low-cost, user-friendly cloud-based services that make protecting your data simple. To make it easy for you to choose a service, Ars Technica conducted an extremely thorough review of the Top 5 Backup Services worth your money, with IDrive coming out victorious as the top pick.
The criteria Ars Technica followed to select the best service are that it needs to be easy to install and use, affordable with a simple billing model, performs backups in the background reliably, and offers easy recovery with the ability to restore previous versions of files.
Based on this criteria, IDrive was the clear top choice, with Ars Technica determining that IDrive can do “pretty much everything,” while other services may have some features missing or performance issues.
IDrive was able to achieve this for a plethora of reasons, including the following listed by Ars Technica:
- Easy to install and use
- Fast backup speeds (relative to other cloud providers)
- Continuous backups (that actually work properly) as well as scheduled backups
- End-to-end encryption keeps your backups safe from prying eyes
- Archive depth (as file versioning), with easy access to older versions of files
- Advanced options for advanced users—SQL, Exchange, Oracle, Sharepoint, VMWare, Hyper-V, System cloning, and more
- Aggressively cross-platform—Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS are all supported
- Reasonable, predictable “personal” pricing—$60 per year for 5TB, from any number of devices
- Completely free “Basic” tier offering 10GB with no credit card required, meaning you can test the service with no hassles
- Option to back up to local media as well as cloud storage
Another major factor that led to IDrive being chosen as the best solution is that, as mentioned by the reviewers, “IDrive was the only service we tested that didn’t have worrying bugs or misfeatures.” Obviously, this is crucial to give users peace of mind that their data is regularly being backed up without any hiccups.
Overall, coming out on top is a huge honor for IDrive, where we strive to continue to deliver the most feature-packed backup solutions for all types of users, offering different plans and packages to help with your specific backup needs.
Thank you to Ars Technica for the amazing review!