BuyVM vs IDrive Compute

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We have tested 7 VPS plans from BuyVM and IDrive Compute. We'll show which one is best based on a detailed performance analysis, on features and prices.



BuyVM was founded in 2010.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Luxembourg
  • United States

IDrive Compute


IDrive Compute was founded in 2021.
It is headquartered in the USA.
It offers VPS and Storage hosting products.

It has datacenters in:
  • Ireland
  • United States

VPS Plans

Plan Name Monthly Price CPU cores Memory (GB) Disk Space (GB) Data Transfer (GB) Latest trial
Slice 1024 $3.50 1 1.0 20 Unlimited Nov 05 2021
Shared 1 core 1GB $5.00 1 1.0 40 1000 Apr 30 2021
Slice 2048 $7.00 1 2.0 40 Unlimited Jan 01 2021
Shared 2 cores 4GB $20.00 2 4.0 80 4000 Jul 30 2021
Shared 4 cores 8GB $40.00 4 8.0 160 5000 Sep 14 2021
Dedicated 2 cores 4GB $40.00 2 4.0 80 10000 Oct 30 2021
Shared 8 cores 16GB $80.00 8 16.0 320 6000 Jun 15 2021

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Performance Grades

To summarize the performance of each VPS plan, we generated grades based on the various tests that were run: web, sysbench, endurance and remote timing tests. Each grade focuses on one aspect of the VPS speed or stability (cpu, disk IO, network IO...) and is made of one or more metrics measured during the tests.

Grades are evenly distributed between A and F. A is best, F is worst.

Follow the letter links to find the test results backing the grade.

How are grades calculated?

Screen all VPS from BuyVM and IDrive Compute
Plan Name Web Perf Raw CPU Power Perf Stability Disk IO Perf Network Perf
Slice 1024
Shared 1 core 1GB
Slice 2048
Shared 2 cores 4GB
Shared 4 cores 8GB
Dedicated 2 cores 4GB
Shared 8 cores 16GB
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Features and Datacenters

This list is a subset of the features each provider may offer.

BuyVM IDrive Compute
Backups  Yes Yes
Block storage  No Yes
Object storage  No Yes
Load balancer  No No
DDoS protection  No No
Hourly Billing  No Yes
SSH Keys Setup  No Yes
Total Number of Datacenters  3 21
Number of Datacenter Continents  2 2
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These are the CPUs we have seen in BuyVM and IDrive Compute instances in the past 18 months.

All BuyVM CPUs All IDrive Compute CPUs
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor AMD EPYC Processor (with IBPB)

Performance Consistency

The provider consistency score shows how much variation can be expected between 2 servers of the same type at the same provider. A high consistency score (>65) means the performance of all servers of the provider is consistent over many trials and many plans.

Providers who don't have enough data yet at VPSBenchmarks don't have a consistency score.

BuyVM IDrive Compute
Consistency Score - 54


VPS Instance Provisioning Time

This is the average time it took to create an instance for BuyVM and IDrive Compute from instance order to instance accepting connections.

All VPS provisioning times

BuyVM IDrive Compute
Number of instance creations in sample 3 6
Average provisioning time 23543s 30s

Performance in Depth...

These are some of the test results that are used to determine the grades above.

Web Response Times

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from BuyVM and IDrive Compute. This is the average response time measured locally on the VPS for each plan we tested.

Local Response Time per Plan

Lower is better

Maximum HTTP Load

We ran a database intensive web application at various levels of load on cloud servers from BuyVM and IDrive Compute. This is the maximum rate of HTTP requests that each server handled without timing out.

Maximum HTTP request rate

Higher is better

During the Web Test, we collect response time metrics, rate metrics and CPU metrics. All of those are measured locally on the VPS running the web server. All metrics can be compared on the Web Performance Comparison page.

Sysbench CPU Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of BuyVM and IDrive Compute. These are the Sysbench CPU test results:

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Sysbench Disk IO Performance

We ran the full suite of Sysbench tests on VPS plans of BuyVM and IDrive Compute. These are the Sysbench Disk IO Random Read test results:

Rate of operations

Higher is better

Sysbench test results are also available for random disk IO tests, sequential disk IO tests and memory tests.
Review and compare all Sysbench numbers on the Sysbench Comparison page for BuyVM and IDrive Compute.

Network Transfers

We have performed large file transfers from the BuyVM and IDrive Compute VPS and we measured the speed of downloads and uploads.

The transfers involve multiple files, 10 threads and last for at least 10 seconds at maximum speed. The transfers are repeated 3 times from different servers and only the fastest transfer is reported here.

Download Speed per Plan

Higher is better

Network Transfers measurements including download and upload speeds can be compared for BuyVM and IDrive Compute on the Network Transfers Comparison page.

Sustained CPU Endurance Tests

We pushed the CPU of those VPS plans hard for 24 hours straight.

This test shows how fast the VPS can go for long periods of time, how stable the performance is and it also gives clues on how overallocated the VPSs may be.

Average number of operations per hour

Higher is better

Review and compare endurance test results for BuyVM and IDrive Compute on the Sustained CPU Endurance Comparison page.

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