Cloud Backup and Remote Access - The Official IDrive Blog

  • If You’re Happy, We’re Happy


    We here at IDrive take great pride in knowing our customers are satisfied with our service. That’s why we love hearing from you, not only to boost our egos, but to continue to learn new ways to improve our product and keep you comfortable with your backup needs moving forward. Here’s a few recent testimonials that almost had us blushing!

    We Keep our Promises

    It’s what we do! Disk crashed, hard drive failed, natural disaster destroyed your device? Just do a restore and pick up where you left off.


    No need to thank us, George! It’s always nice to hear when our service helps avert a data crisis. Backup your data with IDrive today and rest easy knowing your files are safe no matter what happens.

    Winner Winner


    Thanks to loyal customers such as Anandh, not only is IDrive the back to back winner of PC Mag’s Editors’ Choice for top consumer backup solution, we’re also  PC Mag’s top choice for Business Backup. None of this would be possible without the continued support of our customers and we plan to keep building on that success.

    Simple and Affordable


    The simplicity of our software is one reason we are beloved by so many IT professionals and consumers, and our affordability is second to none. Have a house full of devices that need to be backed up? With IDrive, backup all your devices into a single account at no extra charge. And don’t worry Mr. Sweatpants, feel free to rave about us any time!
    Want to see what all the fuss is about? Sign up today!

  • Lifehacker: IDrive is far more comprehensive than many other online backup services


    We’ve got another great accomplishment to share! Since earning PC Magazines’ Editors Choice award for the second year in a row, IDrive has earned more high praise, this time from Lifehacker!

    IDrive was recently named as one of Lifehackers’ top choices for Online Backup in 2016So you might ask, why was IDrive named to the top 5? Here’s why:

    • Our Facebook and Instagram backup feature enabling users to backup their tagged Facebook pictures, videos and of course Instagram photos.
    • The new web-based dash that we just released got a strong mention as it offers users the ability to manage multiple computers from anywhere
    • Multi-device backup, which allows for the ability to backup as many PCs, Macs, Servers and mobile devices into one account at one low cost.
    • IDrive Express seeding service
    • IDrive One– Our personal cloud solution that we released earlier this year.

    Thanks to Lifehacker for featuring IDrive!



  • IDrive Earns PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice For Business Backup


    We have done it again! Not only is IDrive back to back winners (2015 & 2016) of PC Mag’s Editors’ Choice for top consumer backup solution, we have now earned Editors’ Choice for business backup!  PC Magazine highlighted the following strong points on why IDrive was their top choice:

    Multiple device backup

    With just one account, IDrive allows you to backup all of your devices and store your data in one easily accessible location.

    IDrive Express

    If you have a large amount of data to back up and want to have it done quickly and securely without tying up all your bandwidth, IDrive Express is the ideal solution.

    File Syncing, Sharing and Social media backup

    The File Sync feature of IDrive makes sure that all your files are synced and kept uniform across all your devices.

    IDrive doesn’t just backup all of your personal devices, it can also backup all of your Facebook and Instagram photos.

    Remote management and CDP

    IDrive gives you the capability to manage all of your backups remotely through its web console.

    With CDP, IDrive automatically senses when files are changed and resaves the backups in real time.

    True archiving and hybrid backup

    The IDrive automatic Archive Cleanup process ensures that even once you’ve deleted items from your devices, they are not deleted from your cloud storage.

    IDrive offers a hybrid storage solution by giving you the options of both cloud and local backups.

    IDrive Enterprise and Reporting

    IDrive can back up all of your server data, in addition to making all of your files secure and available across your network of devices.

    IDrive also keeps you informed with built-in reporting tools and a management console.

    “IDrive offers convenient cloud storage for backing up all of your devices, along with a downloadable application tool to make uploading and navigating your files simple.” – PC Magazine

    Thank you to PC Magazine!

  • Manage all your devices easily with our brand new Dashboard!


    IDrive is excited to announce one of the biggest overhauls ever to our web-portal, our all new Dashboard! The new Dashboard makes it easier than ever for IT Managers, Administrators, and families to easily check on the health of their backups

    With the new Dashboard, you’ll be able to quickly:

    • Manage devices and sub-accounts, and create new sub accounts (for Team, Business, and Enterprise plans)
    • See when the most recent backup was performed, and the result
    • Make changes to backup sets and settings across all devices with the push of a button!

    Viewing sub-accounts and creating new ones is a snap with our new ‘Users’ tab. You can create individual accounts, and even select their encryption type (private or default). If you’ve got a lot of accounts to create at once, we provide an easy template that allows you to import a large number of accounts that will be automatically created!

    The ‘Computers’ tab gives you a quick look at all of the devices attached to your account (and all sub-accounts, for administrators) in one screen you’ll be able to see when the most recent backup was, and whether or not the backup was successful. Clicking on a device lets you remotely manage the settings, backup set, and schedule

    If you want to change settings for more than one device quickly, the ‘Settings’ tab gives you the power to globally update settings, backup sets, and schedules. Simply choose your setting preference, and press the ‘Propagate’ icons to instantly push those updates to all devices. Managing a large number of devices has never been easier with IDrive.

    The new Dashboard is available now, so log into your account at today to check it out, and let us know what you think! We’re always looking to improve our interface, and your feedback is what helps us the most!

  • Are you Staying Smart? Here’s the Latest on IDrive Smart Docs!


    It’s been a few months since we released our Smart Docs app and we’re happy to announce its been a hit with IDrive users! We see more and more users everyday leveraging Smart Docs to help them stay up to date on license renewals, passports updates and staying on top on their critical documents.

    We also want to share a recent Smart Docs review done by Macworld!! IDrive users can check it out here:

    We are always looking to improve our products, so we have some minor bug fixes that are being updated, and discussing more enhancements. Thank you too all our IDrive users who “Staying Smart,” and using Smart Docs to improve their digital organization.

  • Interop is Next Week! IDrive will be there!


    Interop Las Vegas is upon us, and guess what? IDrive will be there exhibiting our cloud backup solutions. From May 2-6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, IT professionals from around the world will be attendance looking for the best storage, security and networking offerings that fit their business needs.

    Here is our Interop lineup:

    IDrive Enterprise– Offering end-to-end endpoint backup, IDrive Enterprise enables large enterprise to securely backup their servers to making their data accessible across a network of computers, smartphones and tablets, IDrive eases enterprise-level backup from beginning to endpoint.

    IDrive One- Your personal cloud for backup and streaming. IDrive One is our latest local backup solution that helps users quickly backup and protect their computer & mobile device data. IDrive One works with the IDrive One app, which is available for iOS and Android allowing users to automatically transfer their videos, photos and music while creating a custom media library, where users can stream their content to a number of multiple devices.

    IDrive Nearline- Our newly launched, affordable, and fast access data archival solution helping large organizations backup and protect large amounts of data at a cost of only 1 cent per GB/month, and unlike other services, IDrive charges no fee for data retrieval.

    Feel free to stop by and chat about our latest innovations in cloud backup! Come visit IDrive at booth #145

  • Introducing IDrive One, The FAST Wireless Storage Drive That Streams


    Imagine a storage drive that not only protects your data, but lets you access it wirelessly over wi-fi, and even stream videos and music. Our latest cloud backup storage drive, IDrive One, does just that, combining a handful of amazing functionalities in one insanely versatile device.

    IDrive One enables:

    • Local access to data across a lightning-fast wireless connection
    • An extended wi-fi range
    • Military grade encryption with a private key option
    • Storing and streaming of media files, freeing up precious space on your mobile devices

    Here’s what our latest drive has to offer…

    Faster Restores and Streams with SSD

    With added SSD internal drives, IDrive One offers FAST backup and streaming capabilities. Chances are you’ve experienced slow backup or restore speeds that get in the way of your work flow or personal life. To eliminate that slow crawl from your backup experience, we fitted IDrive One with 802.11 AC. AC is the speediest and strongest wireless standard today. Its connectivity travels through more walls with faster speeds and works with both old and new technologies. With a range of up to 150 feet, you’ll never feel tethered to IDrive One as you might with a wired device. Rather than make you wait to transfer your data, AC standard will make for swifter backups and streaming.

    A Big Extension of Your Mobile Storage

    Between all your pictures, videos, and apps, storage can run out fast. With IDrive One, running out of mobile storage is a frustration of a past. That’s thanks to the IDrive One App, enables you to seamlessly transfer your mobile data to the drive, creating space on your devices so you never experience those pesky “out of storage” notifications again.

    Secure local backup

    All data backed up to the IDrive One device is guarded with military grade 256-AES encryption with an optional private key known only to the user, so that no one else can access your data but you.

    Getting Started

    IDrive One is available in two models: 128GB ($99.99) and 256GB ($149.99). Each drive comes with a free year of IDrive’s online backup solution, which keeps your data secure and accessible from anywhere via the cloud. Each drive comes with a year free of IDrive Cloud backup with 1TB of space.

    Order the IDrive One drive that’s right for you today!


  • Beginning to End-point data protection for your Enterprise


    In today’s competitive world, loosing critical data can be a distressful experience for your business. With work happening 24/7 at your enterprise, data travels between a variety of devices. Hence, loosing data on even one device can prove out to be disastrous. That’s where IDrive’s backup solution  can help, as it can safeguard your small and medium scale businesses. Your business can not only protect critical data from threats, but also easily access data from anywhere, anytime.

    IDrive does enterprise – level backup from beginning to endpoint. We provide tools to protect your organization, from servers to smart phones. The simplicity of the product and its resourceful features, makes it an obvious choice amongst customers.

    Take a sneak peak at our features:

    • Manage backups of all your remote computers with robust reporting tools with near real time response from central console
    • Create multiple accounts using your storage space
    • Restore multiple versions of backed up fi­les
    • HIPAA-ready, to protect your clients and your business
    • Backup support for desktops, laptops, mobiles and servers
    • With Hybrid Backup, secure ­files to local drives for faster restores
    • Easy installation and setup, takes only seconds

     At a glance view

    Admins can view, manage, monitor users IDrive account activities from the dashboard.

    Multiple device backup

    Backup unlimited PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices to a single account.

    Security and Privacy

    IDrive provides 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key, so that all data during transfer and storage are encrypted.

    Server Protection

    Backup your Windows and Linux servers. Also includes SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, VMware, Hyper-V, and Oracle backups – at no additional cost.

    Multiple Express Transfers

    You can quickly transfer large amount of data up to 3 TB to your online account for FREE, within a week via physical shipment of hard drives, without using bandwidth.

    Get an IDrive account today and stay protected!

    You can visit for a 30 – day free trial.

  • Introducing RemotePC Team Plan for Business!


    RemotePC by IDrive helps businesses to stay connected with distant computers, by helping to establish a remote session with connected computers to access and share files, print documents using a local printer, collaborate with associates or provide them support. With the new Team Plan for Businesses, organizations can add users within their account and organize them into teams.  As one can invite any number of users to join their RemotePC Team account, it becomes convenient for businesses to grant all their employees the flexibility to work from anywhere, be it from their homes or from a client’s office.

    Access 100 remote computers from a single account and based on needs even access extra computers for additional charges. An Admin can manage remote access rights for users and their associated computers via a centralized web console. Suspend a computer to prevent others from accessing it remotely. Remove computers or users that are not in use or are no longer a part of your organization. Admin can also monitor remote access activities for users and computers connected to their account with detailed session and activity logs.

    RemotePC by IDrive is not only the most affordable solution, but it also comes packed with features that will make your remote access experience a simple and seamless one.

    Flexibility to work from anywhere!
    RemotePC is a platform independent remote access solution which allows you to stay connected with your home or office computer, without actually commuting. Access your farway computers in a matter of few clicks.

    Access while you are on the go
    Your remote PCs and Macs are accessible remotely not only via the RemotePC desktop application, but you can even access them while you are on the go with our mobile apps for Android and iOS – over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks. Accessing your remote computer while you are in some faraway location is also possible as you can use RemotePC via web browser. It serves as an ideal solution for computers where software installation is restricted.

    Secure and private
    RemotePC uses TLS v 1.2/AES-256 encryption security for transferring the user authentication data between your remote or local computer. Apart from that, you can even set a unique key to connect to your computer. Ensure privacy of your remote sessions by blanking the host computer screen. Thus anyone near the physical monitor you are accessing will see only a blank screen while the session is active.

    Need a remote access solution for your business? Sign up for RemotePC today and avail 50% off on the RemotePC Team Plan.

  • Introducing IDrive Nearline, A More Cost-Effective and Faster Nearline Backup Solution


    The most cost-effective nearline backup service for backup, data archival, and disaster recovery is here. IDrive Nearline allows you to store an unlimited amount of data for only 1 cent per GB/month, and access it anytime in the span of a second. This solution is perfect for keeping infrequently accessed data protected and instantly accessible on a budget.

    Affordable Data Archiving

    Why pay a fee for both backing up and retrieving data? That was our first question when looking at the status quo of data archival. The purpose of data archival is storing data you need to keep on hand, but not necessarily access frequently. You shouldn’t be charged for one-off retrieval. To spare your bottom line, we scrapped retrieval fees altogether, becoming one of the few archiving solutions to do so.

    Instant response times

    While other solutions like Google and Amazon Glacier offer 3 second and 3-5 hour response times, respectively, IDrive Nearline provides immediate access to your data in under a second.

    Backup Data Faster

    Uploading data yourself takes time and bandwidth. While you’re transferring files from your home or office, there’s not much more your computer can do in the interim. That can slow down business operations that are essential to your revenue.

    Rather than subject users to backup purgatory, we created a fastlane with our Express shipping service. The process is simple. We send you an external drive to load your data onto. You ship the drive back to us and we’ll have your files ready to be accessed.

    Nearline Benefits

    • Saves time, power, bandwidth and other data storage costs.

    • All data is encrypted with 256-bit AES encryption during transit and storage

    • Backup & retrieval client application

    • More affordable when compared to regular backup solutions

    IDrive Nearline is a by-request online backup service, available now.