IDrive Takes On Long Term Data Archive

Los Angeles-based cloud storage and backup provider IDrive has launched a new product aimed at long term, data archiving, called IDrive Safe, which revolves around physical hard drives shipped to the company. According to IDrive, its new IDrive Safe data archiving service offers up flat fee data backup for companies, all delivered not via the cloud--but by actually shipping hard drives to consumers and businesses for long term archiving. IDrive said that data is stored offsite, with the ability for users to retrieve that data with 24 hour notice. IDrive said prices on the long term archiving product start at $99.50 a year.