If you are an existing CrashPlan user, Switch to IDrive today at 90% off for the first year

The digital world is changing, and you need an online backup plan that changes with it. Instead of being locked to one machine with slow upload speeds, try a one-stop solution that lets you back up all of your devices - desktop, laptop, tablets, and smartphones - to a single account! We also offer faster backups with free IDrive Express physical drive uploads, and built-in syncing services so your data is with you wherever you are. IDrive is focused on the future, and is built to grow with your needs.

Why IDrive is better: IDrive CrashPlan

Free plan

5 GB Free

Only 30 days trial plan is available

Personal plans

Starts at
$69.50 $52.12 first year

(For unlimited computers and smart phones)

2 TB backup


Business plans

Starts at
$99.50 $74.62 first year

(For unlimited users, computers, servers and smart phones)

250 GB backup

Starts at

(For 1 computer)

Amount varies as per number of computers considered for backup or the total amount of cloud storage needed

Multiple computer backup with basic plan

Backup unlimited computers - PCs, Macs, and Linux devices to a single account

Backup one computer per subscription

Snapshot-based restore

Historical view of your data lets you perform point-in-time recovery

Snapshot-based restore is supported only for Crashplan's Enterprise plans

Mobile device backup

Backup contacts, calendar, photos, videos and more with apps for iOS and Android

Does not support mobile device backup

Server cloud backup
(SQL, Exchange, Oracle, SharePoint)

Available for all IDrive plans, even for the FREE account

Supports SQL server backup

True archiving

Data, once backed up, is never deleted even after it is removed from its original location on your computer, unless you delete it manually

Backed up files remain in the cloud account, only till they remain selected in backup file selection and the 'Remove deleted files' option is set to 'never'

Continuous Data Protection

Recognises modifications in files and starts the backup operation in minimum of 15 minutes

Data is protected in real time, or the interval can be customized

Disk image backup

Backup entire drive on your computer, including operating systems, with content and information structure intact

Does not support disk image backup

Free physical data shipment

IDrive Express is FREE - 1x a year for personal plans and 3x a year for businesses

Seeded backup and restore-to-door are paid services

Data encryption on transfer and storage

Files are transferred and stored encrypted via 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key. Secure 128-bit SSL links are used for all online data transfers.

Files are encrypted using 448-bit blowfish encryption

Private key encryption

A user-defined text string can be used to generate the 256-bit AES encryption key for encrypting all files

A user-defined text string can be used to generate a 448-bit encryption key for encrypting your files


The 90% offer is applicable for the first year only. You need to provide proof of your CrashPlan account.

Here's what the experts say:

It's affordable, comprehensively capable, has clients for just about every platform, and was pretty darn fast backing up my data. – Jon L.Jacobi

IDrive Express is a common-sense solution to time-consuming backups. – Michael S.Lasky

You can set your own encryption key for your data, which means extra protection... – Melanie Pinola

All of the data is encrypted client-side using 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key, unusual security feature for syncing services. – Frederic Lardinois


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