If you are an existing Google Backup and Sync user, Switch to IDrive today at 90% off for the first year

Google Backup and Sync is a backup app for files and photos on your PCs and Macs. It stores your data in Google Drive and Google Photos, but it is not an alternative to complete backup solution. If your goal is to securely backup and sync your device data to the cloud to prevent data loss, IDrive is your ideal choice. IDrive Online Backup offers cloud backup and local backup using 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key, known only to you. You can also automate the data protection on your computers and mobile devices using Scheduler.

Furthermore, IDrive serves the needs of enterprises with features like Server backup and data shuttle service.

Why IDrive is better: IDrive Google Backup and Sync

Personal plans

2 TB backup + 2 TB sync
$69.50 $52.12 first year

(For unlimited computers and smart phones)

1 TB storage on
Google Drive at $119.88/year

Quota shared across Google Photos and Google Drive

Business plans

Starts at
$99.50 $74.62 first year

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

Backup is currently not avaiable for business users

Multiple device backup

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

Backup only from Windows and Mac

Snapshot-based restore

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

Backup and Sync does not support snapshot-based restore

Incremental backup

IDrive allows incremental backup of data by transferring modified portions of a file

Backup and Sync does not support incremental backup

Free physical data shipment

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

Does not provide physical data shipment

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

Available for all IDrive plans, even for the FREE account

Does not support server backup

Schedule backup

Schedule backups to occur at date and time defined by you

Cannot schedule backups

Local backup / restore

Easily perform local backup and restore operations

Local backup or restore operations are not supported

Disk image backup

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

Does not support disk image backup

Private key encryption

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

Does not have private key encryption

File version restore

You can access and restore the previous versions of files from the IDrive desktop app and web interface

Can restore file versions only from the web


The 90% offer is applicable for the first year only. You need to provide proof of your Google Backup and Sync 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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