Backblaze vs. iDrive Backup


Which is the best cloud backup service?

Backing up videos, external hard drives, and files over 4GB by default are just some of the reasons that Backblaze stands out as a leader in Online Backup. It's less expensive too. The table below gives a side-by-side comparison of Backblaze to iDrive.
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Price
Backblaze
$50/YEAR

iDrive
$69.50/YEAR

Backup
Unlimited Backup
Backblaze Yes
Unlimited backup means no limits for uploaded data.
iDrive No
2TB limit - overage charge of $0.25/GB/month.
All Data Backed Up By Default
Backblaze Yes
All user data gets backed up by default, you can exclude unwanted filetypes and directories.
iDrive No
Only pre-selected directories are backed up by default, additional directories must be added manually.
Large File Backup by Default
Backblaze Yes
File size limits are turned "Off" by default.
iDrive No
10GB file size limit.
External Hard Drive Backup
Backblaze Yes
All attached external hard drives are selected for backup by default.
iDrive Yes
External hard drives need to be manually selected as part of the back up set.
Automated Upload Threading
Backblaze Yes
Automated threading and throttling are turned on by default to maximize upload speeds based on users network capacity. Maximum threads can be changed to 20, and throttling can be removed.
iDrive No
Not available.
Restore
Data Recovery by Mail
Backblaze Yes
Restore By Mail available worldwide for both USB Flash and External Hard Drive methods, return the drive within 30 days for a full refund.
iDrive Yes
One free IDrive Express physical shipment per year. Subsequently $59.95 per order.
Security
Account Security via 2FV - SMS & Authenticator Apps
Backblaze Yes
Two-Factor Verification available via both SMS and Authenticator Apps, with backup codes available.
iDrive No
Not available.
Locate Computer
Backblaze Yes
Locate My Computer allows users or account administrators to approximate a computer's last known connection location and IP address.
iDrive No
Not available.
Private Encryption Keys for All Mac and PC Users
Backblaze Yes
Private encryption keys are supported for both Mac and PC users.
iDrive Yes
Private encryption keys are support for both Mac and PC users.