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List of brands we tested in this review.
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All prices are based on yearly subscriptions in Australian dollars.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 35.6 and 149
Option to back up system image
Can create a complete system disk image of the computer, rather than just a file and folder backup.
Whether the vendor will let you send initial backup data to the service on a hard drive to speed up the initial backup process.
Automatic email backup (Outlook)
Automatic backup of Outlook email. For iDrive Personal the user must grant impersonation rights to allow iDrive to access Office 365 mailbox account in order to back up a mailbox.
Can back up a USB hard drive
Whether the service can back up an attached USB hard drive. Backblaze Unlimited Backup can back up USB hard drives or SSD drives, but will not back up USB sticks.
Can back up to a local drive
Whether the service can back up to a local storage drive as well as online.
Can back up a NAS device
Whether the service can back up a NAS (network-attached storage) drive on the local network. The following will back up folders from a NAS device that are mapped on a computer: Adrive Personal Premium, OpenDrive Personal, Spideroak One Backup, Polar Backup Personal and ElephantDrive Home. iDrive Personal can back up a NAS device to iDrive as long as there is an iDrive app available for that NAS device's operating system. LiveDrive Personal Backup requires the purchase of an add-on to do this.
Sync folder available
Whether the service lets you set up a synchronisation folder as well as backups.
The encryption protocol used by default to encrypt files backed up by the service. OpenDrive Personal features a 'Secure' folder that uses 256-bit AES encryption and a password that is known only to the user.
Number of computers covered
The number of computers covered by the selected backup plan.
The online storage space available for backup, based on the selected plan. Other capacity options may be available and prices will vary.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Ease of use score
- Versatility score
- Performance score
- Good points
- Bad points
- General comments
- Price (annual)
- Storage capacity
- Storage type
- Data location
- Number of computers covered
- Default encryption
- Initial backup selection
- Default backup inclusions
- User can select file types to back up
- Option to back up system image
- Seeding option
- Automatic email backup (Outlook)
- Backup scheduling options
- Can back up to a local drive
- Can back up a USB hard drive
- Can back up a NAS device
- Incremental backup
- Supports archiving
- Restore files and folders to original location
- Individual file restore
- Files kept online after deletion from local system
- Keeps multiple file versions
- Can access files through web browser
- Bandwidth control
- System resource control
- File search
- File sharing
- Sync folder available
- Email backup summary