iDrive takes cloud storage to the next level with 100GB for 99 cents for Android users

iDrive takes cloud storage to the next level with 100GB for 99 cents for Android users
Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a bit of a war in cloud storage pricing going on between Google and Microsoft, but there is a dark horse coming in to undercut both of the major players. iDrive markets itself as a cloud backup solution, and it has just launched a new deal specifically for Android users that will get you quite a bit of storage for just 99 cents per year.

For that price, Android users will get 50GB of storage for backing up photos, videos, apps, contacts, call logs, and anything you might have on your SD card; and, you'll also get 50GB for file syncing across devices. The Sync option is new and is really why this deal exists. The feature has just been added to the app with an update that went live today, and activating Sync is what gets you to the 100GB mark. It works the same as something like Dropbox in syncing files across devices through the cloud. 

All data on iDrive is encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption, and you can even add an encryption key to your data if you are really security conscious. If you just want to try out the app, you'll get 5.5GB of storage for free (technically 5GB, but you get another 500MB for installing the app), and another 5.5GB for Sync when you activate. Then, if you want to upgrade, it's just 99 cents per year to jump up to the 50/50 plan, and that price is guaranteed for life. 

The deal is limited to Android users, but if you have an existing plan started on an iOS device, you can carry over your data. 

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10 Comments

1. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

This changes everything!! :O

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7377; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

How does it change everything? Right now Google gives everyone 15gb free. If you buy any Motorola phone you get an additional 50gb of storage for free. Some Samsung's give you 50 GB of Dropbox.

3. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

because this is 100gb for basically free, regardless of everything, for everyone (on android). no-one us buying a mobile phone just to get cloud storage.

4. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I agree with you sipha... This changes everything... All the other OEM's are offering 15GB or 50GB for a limited time ONLY, after that they want to charge an arm and a leg. O.o Plus 1 from me sipha. :)

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I had some money on my playstore account and bought this to use with my Coolpad 9976A - so far, it seems ok - first sync always takes some time - 8 GB.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Not true 100GB, but nice - try Firedrive or Mega - both have 50GB each free, for life...or tryhttp://www.weiyun.com/act/10t-en.html?WYTAG=weiyun.portal.index 10TB free

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

For those who cannot read Chinese - you can find an English version of the Tencent Weiyun app on XDA as well as a way to Englishize the Windows app...does pretty nice - their rival has a 30+ TB deal, but I believe it is only in China.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Nice, scored it. This with Mega back up for media is sweet. Mega is pricey, but first 50gb are free.

9. Lupy17

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Glad I read this...found about Mega. 50 gb free is way better than copy or dropbox which I use

10. fareed0694

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

100GB free cloud storage is available with just a signup. Visit here - goo.gl/x92oiN to avail the service.

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