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IDrive is a user-friendly, secure, and reliable application that performs automated online backup of your files and folders.

Note: You must first sign up to use iDrive.

The application safeguards your critical data in case of a system crash. The graphical interface is coupled with powerful scheduling and logging features.

  • Incremental backups - only modified portions of files are backed up, thereby conserving bandwidth
  • Data compression during transmission for quick backups
  • Enhanced security with 128-bit more...

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from Joel Mueller

With the version 3 release, they don't support your account if you created it before 11-23-2011. So they make you download the old version 2.5 to continue using.

Releasing a new update and not providing backward compatibility with more...

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gatorjim Member IconReview+19

Had this app installed for a while, then recently discovered it launches a process called iDriveSyncDaemon that consumes 100% CPU for 100% of the time!!

Once I figured out how to uninstall it, the uninstall process leaves behind multiple folders in the system library and the user library.

There's plenty of cloud options out there that don't consume your system resources like this one does, therefore absolutely cannot recommend this app for a cloud solution.

Look elsewhere!

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Rsoldin Member IconReview+10

Totally messes up my internet connection. Tried it once a few months ago. After fighting to get my connection back for a few hours, determed that it was idrive. Tried it again recently and it did the same thing. Shut down my internet. Had to reboot everything (computer, modem, router) a couple of times to get it back. Won’t try this again. To many other clouds out there to mess with this.

I’d give it zero stars, but they gave it an effort, even if it waste a bunch of my time.

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Alessandro82 Member IconReview+41

wont work with mavericks fuck!
it stucks on connecting

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Harristype Member IconReview+731

Dumped this after a short while and went to Backblaze. Unlimited storage for 5 bucks a month on Backblaze. iDrive's prices were ridiculous.

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Freezer Member IconComment+3

there is a really nasty memory leak in the cdpwatcher process that eats private memory about 200KB every minute... and as the process starts when you start your computer, it gets big fast.

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Joel Mueller Member IconReview+119
Joel Mueller

With the version 3 release, they don't support your account if you created it before 11-23-2011. So they make you download the old version 2.5 to continue using.

Releasing a new update and not providing backward compatibility with their current customer accounts is a really bad idea.

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Chris86314 Member IconReview+19

DO NOT download this update-3.0.0. It is the WORST update of any program I have ever used.

I have used iDrive for a couple years now without any problem, even quitting my CrashPlan subscription.

This "so-called" update has got to be the worst update of any program I have ever seen. All it does is crash, crash and more crashes.

I have been trying to do a backup since upgrading and nothing works. I have 35 gigs of data backed up from previous version and this version starts doing a complete full backup of my previously backed up files.. runs for a couple minutes and then crashes.

No explanation on any updates, no release notes, no user manual on updates.. just PLAIN JUNK !!

I have written their support expressing my feelings about this update in much stronger words than are used here.. haven't heard a thing.

This update has multiple windows that are so convoluted you can never understand them.. plus you have multiple windows asking for the same info.. in other words, one window will show "scheduled backup" to begin at X:XX time. Then there is another window that overrides previous window. Same with forced backup quit (for bandwidth saving).. one window lets you set stop time, then another window overrides that time to the current time.

Terrible, terrible, crash, crash, crash. It has crashes on me at least 15 times this morning.

Junk, junk, junk !!!

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Version 3.0.0

After writing this review I've tried to get some help from iDrive Support. They have an 800 number to call but even though you can get through fast the people answering are very low level techs (basically there just to answer the phone). They then direct you to the live chat on the web site telling you it is the 2nd level support where you will get all the answers.

The live chat support is in India and they know absolutely nothing and just want access to your computer. After chatting with one for over 45 minutes he sends me a link to a file to install but he sent me an .exe file for Windows. Then, since I WOULD NOT give him access to my computer he tried to tell me to sort through the files and starts giving me Windows commands and paths to follow.

I finally gave up and told them I knew more about the Mac than they did. I copied over an older version (2.0) from my backup files and am using that now.

This has been an absolutely terrible experience. I wouldn't recommend iDrive to anyone. And absolutely don't use version 3.0.0 and DON'T give them access to your computer !!


This is my 2nd reply to this post. I have since gone back to version 2.0.0 and it is again working perfectly.. just as it has for a long long time. There is a link to version 2.0.0 above (not on my post but above in the main window). This version is solid and works very well.

I see they have posted an update shown as Version 3.0.1 I'm not sure if this update corrects any of the many problems I had in version 3.0.0 but I'm not downloading it, I'm sticking with the version that works.. 2.0.0

Just thought I would let everyone know the screen shot shown above is of version 2.0.0 with split (left and right (from and to) windows. They delete this in version 3.0.0 and you have to click from one window to the other.. I've never seen this on a backup program. Every one I've seen you can work with the "from" (left) window and have the "to" (right) window next to it. This is the way version 2.0.0 is.. but not in 3.0.0 which makes it near impossible because you to continually click from one page to the other so unless you have a photographic memory you will never keep track of what is going on.. crazy !!

Philipwheelock Member IconComment+63

In this version, deleting large files from the remote server by selecting the checkbox then clicking the delete icon doesn't work. They have to be deleted one at a time by selecting the file, control-clicking and selecting "Delete".

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Version 2.0.0
x86tech Member IconReview+4

It seems there is a memory leak in the idrive daemon. I can't believe it consumes 1+gb of memory.

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Version 2.0.0
xati-ba Member IconReview+237

Offers more than twice the free space allotted by Dropbox. However I don't need this extra space anyway, and I find the Dropbox interface more enjoyable. However, you can use both at the same time!

Overall it seems like a very decent app, though I would like to be sure I can trust the developer before sending them my most sensitive data.

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Version 2.0.0
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Downloads 16,745
Version Downloads 250
Type Utilities / Backup
License Free
Date 22 Apr 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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