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LiveDrive

Pros:

  • Sync all your devices – PC, Mac, iOS devices, Android, etc..
  • Backup mobile devices
  • Unsurpassed file protection & security

Cons:

  • having to pay for an upgrade of uploading files larger than 1GB
  • No file streaming

Verdict: LiveDrive is one of the original Cloud services and their credentials are one of the best we have found so far. Security is top-notch with these guys.

Price: As low as $7.99 mth For Unlimited

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REVIEWED by Eric Byron

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My Experience With LiveDrive

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If you are in the market for an online backup service, you’re not alone. Many home users, small business owners and entrepreneurs have decided to turn to the clouds to store their precious data online. So, which online clouding service will you choose? There are many options available. Here’s a rundown of Livedrive’s features to get you started on your quest.

Storage 9/10

One of the great features of Livedrive is the unlimited storage space. No matter how many files you currently have saved on your MAC or PC and no matter how many more you will acquire in the future, you will always have storage space. If you choose to go with their Pro Suite package, you’ll get unlimited online backup for up to five computers for not much more. This is the way to go if you are using multiple machines at home.

Backup 9/10

Livedrive Backup quietly operates in the background as you use your computer. No need to enlist your tech-savvy friend to figure it out. Your files are automatically saved and stored online each time. This saves you the burden of remembering to do so. It’s easy to install as well. One common complaint, however is that it’s slow.

Security 9/10

The mere thought of saving your personal or business files online may have you fearful for their security. Livedrive promises privacy. They keep multiple copies of your files as well as encrypt them with military-grade encryption. Even the most weathered hackers would have a difficult time accessing that level of security, or is that just what they want you to believe?

A source from smallnetbuilder.com say’s the following “Security is where I feel LiveDrive falls on its face. What could be a replacement to Mozy doesn’t have anywhere near the same security options. All files by default are transmitted in the clear over the Internet, and you have to hunt for the setting in the individual client to set it to use SSL.” In short it may not be “military grade” security.

Sharing and Syncing

Once your files are backed-up online, you can access them from anywhere, including your mobile phone and tablet. This is a great feature for when you’re on vacation or traveling for business. If you’re considering Livedrive for business purposes, you will appreciate Briefcase the syncing feature. Files are integrated between all PCs allowing employees to use multiple computers and take work home. You can also see who’s made changes to files and when. If there’s an issue that arises with a certain file, you know exactly who to go to.

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Livedrive offers its customers many options at a fair price. If you can deal with the security issues and speed, it does have features that are valuable to both the business owner as well as to the home user. However, before deciding that this is the service for you, consider taking advantage of some of the free trials out there. Most of the online clouding companies will lock you in for a year once you sign up. It always pays to do your research. Happy Clouding!