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

While OneDrive lets you conveniently upload files from multiple devices to the cloud, which you can sync, access and share with ease, it may not serve most of your data backup needs. IDrive protects all of your files with cloud backup and local backup, using 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key, so only you can access your files. You can automate backups on your computers using Scheduler; protect your mobile devices, social data and much more.

IDrive also helps you speed up initial data backups, without clogging your network bandwidth, using IDrive Express™ – a shuttle service that physically transfers data to the cloud, under a week.

Why IDrive is better: IDrive OneDrive

Basic personal plans

Starts at
$69.50 $52.12 first year

2 TB backup + 2 TB sync

Office 365 Personal with Premium OneDrive
at $69.99/year

Store and sync up to 1 TB

Multiple computer backup with basic plan

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

OneDrive is a data sync service. Upload and sync files across devices.

Snapshot-based restore

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

Snapshot-based restore is not supported

Hybrid backup

A secure local backup for all the data on your computers, servers and mobile devices

Does not support hybrid backup

Data sync

Online file sync is available for all plans. Activate Sync and get additional space for sync, equivalent to your backup storage plan for FREE!

File sync is available for all plans

Mobile device backup

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

You can upload only files, photos and videos using the OneDrive mobile app. OneDrive does not backup device contacts and calendar.

Automated data backup

Automate your online and local data backups with Scheduler

Does not support automated data protection

Data encryption on transfer and storage

Files are transferred and stored encrypted via 256-bit AES encryption

Files are transferred and stored encrypted via 256-bit AES encryption

Private key encryption

A user-defined key, not stored anywhere on IDrive servers, can be used for data encryption ensuring utmost security

Does not support private key encryption

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

Continuous Data Protection

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

Files are synced in real time across the cloud and the linked devices

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

Files once deleted from your computer are deleted from the cloud and from the linked devices

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

Available for all IDrive plans, even for the FREE account

Does not support server backup

Disk image backup

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

Does not support disk image backup

Create user accounts within your storage space

Available only for business plans

You cannot share your account storage space


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