IDrive® BMR Vs Datto

IDrive BMR provides high performance and a host of other benefits to address your backup requirements

  • Why IDrive® BMR is better?
  • IDrive® BMR
  • Datto

Better performance

30% faster incremental backup and cloud replication

Hardware specification

Custom-built, best-in-class solution with enterprise-grade processor and server-grade hardware configuration

Pre-defined hardware models with limited hardware and processor options

Backup configuration

Automatically discovers the computer via the backup agent and applies global backup settings

Every computer has to be manually paired to the server and the backup configurations need to be set up individually

Backup unlimited computers

No licensing per computer

License-based plans allow you to backup only limited computers

Backup unlimited ESXi hosts / vCenter servers

No licensing per virtual machine

License-based plans allow you to backup only limited VMs; each VM added for backup from VMware server is charged

VMware backup

Intuitive flow for agentless backup and configuration of ESXi and vCenter VMs. Supports easy backup configuration of multiple VMs and VMware servers

VMware backup configuration is a time-consuming process that requires the manual addition of every single VM and setting up the backup

VM reconfiguration

Reconfigure VM without deleting it and thereby prevent loss of data that was added to the VM

You need to delete VMs to reconfigure virtual machines, which leads to loss of new data added to the VM instance

Virtualization platform

Upload OS recovery ISO, which can be used to boot up the VM and fix boot issues

Doesn't support upload of recovery ISO to resolve VM boot issues

WinRE recovery

Perform WinRE restore with a variety of tools, which are reliable and faster than Linux-based restore

You can only perform Linux-based ISO restore

Memory management

Better memory management during virtualization of computers/VMware servers

Memory management for virtual instances is not optimal


Statistics availbale for all backed-up machines and VMs

Provides limited utilization information

Free cloud storage

Free cloud storage space matching the device size; for instance, for a 8 TB plan, you get 8 TB of cloud space

Cloud storage starts at $150/TB/month

Customer support

Gold level support: 2 levels of support available
Tier 1 - Phone and chat support;
Tier 2 - Remote support

The first-level support is handled by reseller


Best in terms of hardware specification, cloud storage, and unlimited licenses

Costs higher for limited licenses, storage, and hardware


30% faster incremental backup and cloud replication were observed based on internal testing.