LiveDrive Review

LiveDrive Review

Cloud storage servers and data centers have risen to address a growing demand for software-based storage capabilities. Among the many service providers you can choose from, Livedrive seems to be one of the most well-established options to select and work with in maintaining your data in a safe and secure server. Livedrive is one of the best and most affordable cloud backup companies online.

Features:

The features of Livedrive are innumerable and are of great-value for business clients looking for the best deals on their storage space finances. Getting storage space from the company gives you the ability to store and access files and media, such as pictures and documents as well as music and video streaming. It is integrated with a Facebook-ready feature and a personal Livedrive web portal for any new updates. The software program can be downloaded as a mobile app from Apple's iPad and iPhone.

Summary:

Overall, services delivered by Livedrive are definitely handy when it comes to uploading and accessing your business data. However, if you have questions regarding the system's backup stability, security, techniques and the overall stability of this online cloud service provider, then read on as we discuss some of its focal points.

Product Ideology:

With the concept of having unlimited storage space for a commercial-ready price and exclusive features that go along with it, Livedrive is definitely an alluring service provider for backup storage. With a personalized web portal which is given after you register an account with the company, you can choose your own URL that will give you direct entry to your saved and uploaded files, making it a more convenient and time-saving process.

Security:

Security is one of the many contributing factors when it comes to backup storage services. You will have complete confidence that your personal and confidential files and media will not be leaked or hacked by unauthorized individuals. For Livedrive, this is not a problem, with their efficient round-the-clock database monitoring systems that are facilitated by competent technicians.

Storage Space:

As mentioned earlier, the storage space that Livedrive allows is unlimited. Considering the competitive pricing per month, whether its the basic or premium plan, you are certainly getting the best value for your money with Livedrive.

Ease Of Use:

Livedrive's desktop software is easy and very simple to use. You can upload and download files directly from the computer. The Drag and Drop features make it much easier as all you have to do is drag and drop the files you wish to upload on Livedrive's web interface which is armed with a powerful Java uploader and serves as a drop-box for your files.

Customer Support:

Regarding Livedrive's customer support, the company is able to reply to all email reports in less than a day, and provides their customer support services 7 days per week through emails. All issues and inquiries are replied for and given priority equally to ensure that you won't have to wait more than a day for solutions.

LiveDrive Customer Reviews Write Review
a breach of Section 20 of the Terms of Use

After 5 years they just kicked me out because of a reason they will not explain... when they told me what the problemm is/was i could take actions. They call it a breach of Section 20 of the Terms of Use... thanx for the service!

Reviewer: Eric16th June 2014
THEY LIKE TO PLAY BIG BROTHER

While the service is great if you can get it to work, however, they really hate you if you use a lot of space. I had over 1TB of storage and about 4 months after my annual renewal came up, they told me I'm in Breach of the Terms of Use. When I asked why, they pointed to a document that said it was either because I used it a lot, had files that were illegal (meaning they scan your stuff), or were using them as if you were a business. When I asked why, I received no answer.So now I paid a bunch for something and I'm being kicked out.

Besides their BS politics, I had frequently files disappear, had to rebuild the sync often, and was plagued with software issues.

STAY AWAY FROM THESE GUYS

Reviewer: Ticked off15th June 2014
Hopeless

Worked fine at first then stopped - when upgraded to a latest version the call centre managed to disable all my antivirus in an attempt to fix it - which they didn't - since then they have been unobtainable

Reviewer: Marsden17th December 2013
Great backup system

We use the backup side of live drive, not briefcase, as it is simple reliable backup we require.

It was set up once and just left to do its thing for more than 12 months.

It just works!

Invisible, trustworthy, and always up to date. Our users don't even know it's there.

Wonderful value for a small business.

Reviewer: Sheridan11th November 2013
\"Unlimited\" ?

Livedrive worked fine for me until my backup store reached a large size (450GB). Then it started to be unresponsive as did the support. Re-installing made no difference. When I cancelled there was hardly a whimper from Livedrive. I strongly suspect that their 'unlimited' means 'not too much'

Reviewer: Sam Bull8th August 2013
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LiveDrive Customer Reviews Write Review
a breach of Section 20 of the Terms of Use

After 5 years they just kicked me out because of a reason they will not explain... when they told me what the problemm is/was i could take actions. They call it a breach of Section 20 of the Terms of Use... thanx for the service!

Reviewer: Eric16th June 2014
THEY LIKE TO PLAY BIG BROTHER

While the service is great if you can get it to work, however, they really hate you if you use a lot of space. I had over 1TB of storage and about 4 months after my annual renewal came up, they told me I'm in Breach of the Terms of Use. When I asked why, they pointed to a document that said it was either because I used it a lot, had files that were illegal (meaning they scan your stuff), or were using them as if you were a business. When I asked why, I received no answer.So now I paid a bunch for something and I'm being kicked out.

Besides their BS politics, I had frequently files disappear, had to rebuild the sync often, and was plagued with software issues.

STAY AWAY FROM THESE GUYS

Reviewer: Ticked off15th June 2014
Hopeless

Worked fine at first then stopped - when upgraded to a latest version the call centre managed to disable all my antivirus in an attempt to fix it - which they didn't - since then they have been unobtainable

Reviewer: Marsden17th December 2013
Great backup system

We use the backup side of live drive, not briefcase, as it is simple reliable backup we require.

It was set up once and just left to do its thing for more than 12 months.

It just works!

Invisible, trustworthy, and always up to date. Our users don't even know it's there.

Wonderful value for a small business.

Reviewer: Sheridan11th November 2013
\"Unlimited\" ?

Livedrive worked fine for me until my backup store reached a large size (450GB). Then it started to be unresponsive as did the support. Re-installing made no difference. When I cancelled there was hardly a whimper from Livedrive. I strongly suspect that their 'unlimited' means 'not too much'

Reviewer: Sam Bull8th August 2013
AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE

Do yourself a favour AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!

Reviewer: Big Jock18th March 2013
Very Poor Cust. services, software has many issues

Everything was fine with Livedrive until I upgraded my account. There were issues with the software, warning windows saying that Livedrive had stopped (over and over again) - When I upgraded it was with ONE CLICK, when I asked to downgrade back to as I was (Backup only), I was told I would have to cancel my account and re-register a new account! Not as simple to downgrade then! They also wanted me to forfeit the monthly payment which had already left my account, even though I told them I did not want the account. Customer services are shambolic, and that's being kind. They take 3-4 days to reply and even then it is a "standard" message which rarely deals with the issue. I really disliked this service and I'm out of pocket!

Reviewer: Andy Greenhalgh7th March 2013
Don\'t bother

MY first experience with online backup and I can say I am not impressed with either livedrive or currys who sold it to me with an ipad thank goodness I did not install it on the ipad. I found out it takes literally weeks to backup in my case 100gb and then it is not in a logical format. It also added a 100gb to my hardrive for the livedrive drive on computer. I cannot understand how knowhow at currys can back this product as the support is laughable, when I cancelled my account I met with no resistance but had to do it on phone as you get nowhere with online support I still do not know how to send a 'ticket'.

Reviewer: kai26th November 2012