One of the most critical steps in safe computer usage is backing up important files that could easily be lost if your computer crashes, or worse, hit by malware, viruses, and ransomware. You just never know when disaster can strike. So here at Komando.com, we can't stress enough the importance of having a reliable and dependable backup plan.
After a very long and successful run with backup service Carbonite, the company has changed its focus and is now moving into the business enterprise space. Because of this, and because backing up your files on your computers and other gadgets is so essential, Kim found another solution that will meet the diverse needs of consumers and small businesses.
After thoroughly evaluating numerous backup services, we welcomed IDrive as a new sponsor of The Kim Komando Show and Komando.com.
Why? Because we sincerely think that IDrive is the best backup service and other publications think so too!
Best overall online backup: IDrive
According to PC World, compared with other popular names in cloud backups - Backblaze, Carbonite, SOS Online, and Mozy - IDrive is the best overall online backup service.
PC World's conclusion was based on the most important things to look for in online storage and backup - Capacity, Cost, Features, Privacy, Reliability, and Speed.
According to PC World's analysis:
"There's no more complete online backup storage service than IDrive. And though it's not the cheapest, it's still affordable and comes with backup clients for nearly every PC and device, including Windows Phone—a rarity these days. The company also provides additional storage for syncing all your devices and PCs, allows sharing of files with anyone, and has the ability to back up to a local drive."
And we definitely agree with PC World's results. Let me share what sets IDrive apart from the rest, and why I'm recommending you make the switch or signup.
For one, IDrive offers the most protection for the lowest price, which makes the value of the product incredible. There's no shortage of options when it comes to backup services. But, when you compare these services, the best solution becomes clear.
Additionally, with smartphones and tablets in the mix, multi-gadget households are now the norm, so you can have 2 TB of data with a single IDrive account. With this account, you can backup any and all computers, tablets, phones, and Facebook or Instagram accounts in your household - enough for the whole family!
Another advantage that sets IDrive apart is the speed of the backup of your files. While many other services clog your bandwidth, IDrive Express jump starts your initial backup, using a shipped drive method. Love that!
However, one of the key reasons IDrive stands out is because it offers a wide scope of features. Whether you're an individual who just needs to back up a single computer or a small business with servers full of customer data and financial records, IDrive offers a solution for you at an affordable price.
IDrive even offers free 5GB accounts so you can try this fantastic service out first and see that it's right for you.
Ready for a better backup? Switch to IDrive today to save 50% on all your backup needs and get 2TB of storage for less than $35!
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Still thinking about it? Well, IDrive also offers other advantages that other backup services simply can't match.