IDrive Express

Speed up your online backup!

Backup or retrieve several gigabytes of data, within a week, using physical shipment of temporary storage devices sent by IDrive. All you need to do is use Local Backup from the IDrive application and securely backup or restore all of your data from the hard drive and return the drive to IDrive.

Why IDrive Express ?

  • Quickly transfer large amounts of data to your online account, in just a week or less.
  • Data is kept safe throughout the process using military grade 256-bit AES encryption with the option for a private key. For ensuring utmost security, along with file data encryption, IDrive does file path encryption too.
  • Once the data is transferred to your online account, you can continue with incremental backups.
  • No bandwidth usage during data transfers.
  • For your Servers and Databases - get faster data backups and quick data restores.

* This service comes FREE for Express Backup, once a year for Personal users and thrice yearly for Team and Business users. Subsequent backup requests will be subject to the $59.95 charge. Express Restores will be charged $99.50 per request.

This service includes free return shipping for customers within the United States. Orders shipped outside the United States will require the customer to pay shipping fees, paid at the prevailing rate. To view an estimated fee schedule, click here

IDrive application

Download and install the application to securely transfer your data from your computer to the temporary storage device shipped to you from IDrive.

Express Backup for Linux and NAS devices

Transfer bulk data from your Linux machines or Synology, QNAP, Asustor, and Netgear NAS devices, via physical storage shipment.

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Transfer time for 3 TB of Data

How does it work?

Once you receive the temporary storage device, securely transfer all your data using IDrive's Local Backup and ship the device back to us.

We will transfer your data from the device onto IDrive's primary storage devices. You can then proceed with incremental backups through the online backup process.

Once you request for the retrieval of data, most recent version is taken from the IDrive servers and saved to a temporary storage device. It is then shipped to you.

All you need to do is plug the drive into your computer via the USB cable and restore your data to your system using the IDrive application. You must return the storage device that we send you after you restore your data.

  • This service is not available for accounts created prior to 10-31-2011.
  • The service time does not include the time the drive remains in the customer's possession as it is beyond our control.
  • You need an active IDrive subscription to avail the IDrive Express service.
For more details call us at 1-855-815-8706


  • IDrive Express

    Bulk data transfers via physical shipment of drives

  • Local Backup

    Secure data storage, with speedy backups and restores

  • Restore Files From Local Backup

    Enjoy faster file restores, using IDrive Local Backup