Yesterday 31 March was World Backup Day and guess what? I didn’t go into my usual spiel on the importance of backing up your genealogy data. Totally silent. We’re talking “crickets . . . .”
And here’s why: despite all the hoopla and the deals on external hard drives, I had something way better to offer you and the other folks in my “genealogy tribe” as I call them. How about a 1TB external hard drive, with wifi, and 1TB automatic online backup all for just $59.50 USD? I’ve gone and done it again: negotiated a special deal . . .
iDrive – How Do iLove Thee? Let Me Count the Ways . . .
I love the IDrive Universal Backup service because it lets you back up EVERYTHING — all of your PCs, Macs, mobile devices and even social media content. It’s super-easy and secure. But cloud backup has one drawback. It can take a long time to transfer all your data to the cloud, or retrieve it when needed. That’s why you need a local backup, too.
Introducing the IDrive Wi-Fi Drive
And that’s exactly why I’m excited about IDrive Wi-Fi … a storage device that combines the security of cloud backup and the convenience of local connectivity. Conveniently backup ALL of your computers to the IDrive Wi-Fi device via IDrive’s desktop application. The wireless connectivity of the IDrive Wi-Fi device enables you to backup multiple devices (up to 5) at once.
Here’s the part I love best … it eliminates the need to tote your external hard drive around, manually connecting it to each computer when it’s time to do backups. Because it connects via WiFi, all your backups (desktop or laptop, PC or Mac) can run automatically. And in my opinion, automatic backups are the ONLY reliable way to get it done.
An Exclusive 5-Day Offer …
Normally the 1-Terabyte IDrive Wi-Fi device costs $100. But as one of my fans and followers, for FIVE DAYS ONLY (1 – 5 APRIL 2015) you can get it for just $59.50 USD. That includes one year of IDrive online backup. Similar external hard drives with wifi connectivity cost about $150 (check one out here and it doesn’t include any online backup!) so this really is an amazing deal.
A Mobile, Secure and Unique Solution
Got a smartphone or tablet? You can directly backup your mobile devices to IDrive Wi-Fi, using the IDrive mobile app. IDrive Wi-Fi lets you securely store your photos, videos, music and more from various devices, without the fear of losing it.
All data stored on the IDrive Wi-Fi is guarded with military grade security. Your data is protected with 256-bit encryption, using an encryption password known only to you. So the only person who can access your data is you, even if your data falls into the wrong hands.
IDrive Wi-Fi Drive
I don’t know of ANY other backup solution that combines local and cloud storage like this. Nor is there one that allows you to backup UNLIMITED devices like IDrive does. Carbonite and Mozy charge extra if you have more than one computer.
With IDrive and the IDrive Wi-Fi, all the bases are covered. Your PCs, Macs, mobile gadgets and social media accounts are securely backed up, painlessly and automatically.
P.S. — I encourage you to order your IDRIVE WI-FI now, because this exclusive discount will disappear when the clock strikes midnight on 5 April 2015. After that, the price returns to $100.
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