Continuing the Online Backup series and after discussing about Mozy and Carbonite here is another Online Storage provider Xdrive. Xdrive is a serice provided by AOl and is similar to a Virtual Drive that is installed on your Hard Disk. It is like a Gmail Virtual Drive that is installed on your Hard Drive.
Xdrive offers a Free service where users would be provided with a Free 5GB of Storage Service and offers Additional storage service for $9.95/month. The paid storage service would be 50GB of Online Storage space.
Xdrive compared to Mozy, Carbonite is priced a little higher to a normal user. But Xdrive offers certain features that are absent in Mozy and Carbonite, Xdrive allows a drag and drop service where users can just drag and drop files on or from the Xdrive Virtual Drive.
Xdrive also allows users to share access to files that are stored online from anywhere in the world. Users need to send an invitation to friends who would need to access the online stored files. I particularly like this feature of Online storage as it really helps me to share my files across computers and friends.
Xdrive has a really impressive professional performance but its expensive for a normal user who would probably upload about 1-2GB per month. The Free version of Xdrive seems to be more than enough for any user to backup his documents,spread sheets,video files etc.
Finally we are going to have a look at Ibackup before concluding which is the best Online storage provider among Mozy,Ibackup,Xdrive and Mozy. What do you think of Xdrive? post your comments.
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