Expo Notes: IDrive offers online backup and cloud-based syncing services
Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:29 PM
Right, like I want MORE of my information to be monetized by Zuckerberg with no compensation.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:01 PM
I just signed up for both without providing my Facebook login credentials, so while it may be an option, it certainly isn't a requirement. Always good to check these things before spreading incorrect information...
Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:08 PM
No need to use Facebook. I signed up with an email address. BTW, they have an interesting feature on iDrive Sync called Out of the Box, which syncs any folder on your HD without having to move it to the iDrive folder.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:14 AM
Well, I take that last comment back, I see that IDrive offers private key option and IDrivesync does not, and the former is higher security because it is an online backup service.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:40 PM
Never mind, it is just organizing photos by time. Can it do by location? I would buy the service if they can do that.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:40 AM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:57 PM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:59 PM
Both IDrive and IDrivesync services store user data with 256 bit AES encryption by default. In addition, IDrive offers a private key option with a key known only to the user which makes it impossible for anyone else to have access to the data, but this also limits the sharing capabilities when one uses private key encryption.
Both the services are highly secure, and we follow industry standard practices to safeguard user data at various stages from source to the destination, full lifecycle of the user data. The services and procedures are SAS70 certified.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:04 AM
Photos by location: Yes, we are working on this and may have an update soon.
Timeline: Yes, this is basically about organizing and displaying your media data by time.
IDrive free storage: While the base offer is for 5GB free, you can earn 20GB more by referring other users
Integrating IDrive and IDriveync: Great suggestion, however, the core functionality of the two services are different, but we will explore ways to integrate them
Thank you all for your comments.