ONLINE BACKUP SERVICES

Prevention is always better than cure. Data recovery San Antonio Texas not only helps you recover your files, we also advice our customers prevent it. We highly recommend to our customers to backup their files to prevent data loss. We highly encourage our customers to backup their files in 3 different places to prevent data loss from happening in the future – their hard drive, an external hard drive, and in the cloud. For cloud backup solutions, we recommend these online services, IDrive and Backblaze, 2 companies we are affiliated with.

Below is a short, comparative brief of what these companies have to offer. But, before we compare companies, we’d like to share with you the features we think are most important in choosing a backup service:

  • Versioning – Saves you from corrupt files. What if a file you are working with becomes corrupt? With versioning, you can go back to the cloud and open an earlier saved version of that file that is not corrupt. Versioning saves the current version of your file, along with previously saved versions for a certain amount of time.
  • Software User Interface – The software should be easy to use and navigate through.
  • Scheduling – A good backup system allows you to schedule backups continuously, every hour, every day, etc.
  • Backup to External drive – The ideal situation is to have your information backed up on your computer, an external drive, and in the cloud.
  • Full System – Backs up your full operating system, not just your files. Should make an exact image of your hard drive, so if your computer crashes, you can get a new hard drive and restore the full system. (Note: Neither IDrive nor Backblaze offer the full operating system backup option).

IDrive costs about the same as Backblaze, but as you will see, their features are somewhat different.

PRICE

IDrive’s personal backup plans start at $49.50/year, all to be paid at once.

Backblaze will charge you either $50/year or $5/month to start.

STORAGE SPACE

IDrive will backup 1TB of data, for their personal plans. What we love about their storage space is that you can back up an unlimited number of PCs, Macs and even iPhones, Android smartphones, and tablets on one personal account. With IDrive, you can also sync your files with all your other devices.

Blackblaze offers unlimited storage space on a single computer. That means they will back up no matter how large your file size or your hard drive is on their cloud service.

SPEED

IDrive’s technology in compressing your data before they upload your files to their servers makes their backup process relatively faster and consumes less bandwidth.

Blackblaze automatically adjusts to your network, so its backup speed depends on how much data you have and how fast your internet connection is. Their software offers a setting where you can adjust the backup speed to your liking.

SECURITY

IDrive uses Advanced Encryption Standard which is very secure and a top of the line encryption technology which has been through rigorous testing and is also being used the by the US government and military.

Blackblaze uses SSL encryption. It is a well established and well documented technology which encrypts data upon transmission from server to server.

PHYSICAL STORAGE

IDrive’s technology in compressing your data before they upload your files to their servers makes their backup process relatively faster and consumes less bandwidth.

Blackblaze automatically adjusts to your network, so its backup speed depends on how much data you have and how fast your internet connection is. Their software offers a setting where you can adjust the backup speed to your liking.

UNIQUE FEATURES

IDrive’s has also integrated their technology with social media. Not only they will backup your storage devices for you, they can also backup media files from popular social media websites Facebook and Instagram, and more.

Backblaze has integrated a location service on their application. This means Blackblaze can help you .

Conclusion

Both IDrive and Backblaze are excellent services that safeguard your important and precious files and data. One or the other service may be a better fit for you based on your needs. Here are the key points of each:

Multiple Device Backup

You can back up unlimited PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets in a single account. You can even back up mapped drives using IDrive.

Social Media Integration

You can back up your photos on popular social media websites such as Facebook and Instagram.

Syncing Between Devices

You can choose files that can be synced between multiple devices, so you’ll always have your important data wherever you go.

Unlimited Backup Storage

The best thing about Backblaze is that their plans offer unlimited backup storage. They will back up all of your data on a single computer no matter how large its size.

Location Service

Track down your lost or stolen device with Backblaze’s locator technology.

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