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Store and share your files, images and more with ISO-certified, georedundant cloud storage.
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Shared access
Highly secure cloud storage


100 GB

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100 GB storage

1 user

Automatic cloud backup

Two-factor authentication


250 GB

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250 GB storage

3 users

Automatic cloud backup

Two-factor authentication


1,000 GB

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12 months £0.50/monthexcl. VAT then £5/monthexcl. VAT

1,000 GB storage

5 users

Automatic cloud backup

Two-factor authentication


2,000 GB

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2,000 GB storage

10 users

Automatic cloud backup

Two-factor authentication

Extra Protocols

Device backup

End-to-end encryption

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Unlimited flexibility

Access HiDrive from any device, any time, from the office or on the go. There’s no limit to the type of data you can upload – from Word and Excel, to audio and video files. Your data is stored securely in georedundant European data centres.

Access your data from anywhere

Download the app to your smartphone or tablet to always have your data at hand: in the office, on the road and while with customers. Relax safe in the knowledge that if you forget your laptop in the office or run out of battery mid-presentation, you can still access your data in the cloud from any browser on any device, meaning you still have those important sales figures to hand, or can simply finish your presentation using a colleague's computer.
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HiDrive integrates itself into your workday. The software for your Windows PC or Mac allows you to sync your folders to the cloud. This means changes made to a file online or locally will be synced across all versions.
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Team projects are a breeze when you can collaborate using HiDrive. Effortlessly create and manage individual accounts for each team member with password protection. Share projects internally or externally with just a link, and give people read-only access or the ability to edit. You can also set an expiry date for shared links, and limit the number of times data is downloaded. No matter where your team members are located, you can keep working together seamlessly.
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We keep your data safe so you can focus on what matters

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Benefits of HiDrive online storage

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Stay secure

HiDrive keeps your work safe through all stages of your projects. Automatic backups prevent unintended changes and deletions and store previous versions of your work. You can also opt to back up your NAS hardware or entire devices to protect against theft, damage and power outages.
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Stay private

Your data privacy is important to us. Unlike free online storage providers, your HiDrive data will never be monetised. All of our European data centres adhere to the ISO 27001 standard.
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Stay in control

HiDrive gives you the power to decide who has the access rights to do what. Set up password-protected accounts for your team members, or allow access with a link. Configure permissions for each individual user.

What do you want to do with HiDrive?

Our recommendation

HiDrive Essential

If you want online storage with top security, the Essential package is a great place to start.
  • Your data is backed up regularly and automatically – you decide how often
  • Secure data transmission via SSL-256, and AES-128 encrypted data protection
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Our recommendation

HiDrive Business

If you want to share and manage large files, the Business package is for you.
  • Collaborate with up to five HiDrive users and easily manage access rights and passwords
  • Share files externally via a link
  • Access your data offline any time thanks to cloud synchronisation
12 months £0.50/month then £5/monthexcl. VAT
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Our recommendation

HiDrive Pro

Do your team members use different access protocols? HiDrive supports a variety of protocols to suit everyone.
  • Adjust access protocols for each individual user
  • Supported protocols: WebDav, (S)FTP/FTPS, rsync, SMB/CIFS, SCP, Git
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Our recommendation

HiDrive Pro

If you want to backup your devices to avoid data loss, the Pro package is the best choice.
  • Securely store files (documents, photos, contacts and more) from your devices or PC in the cloud
  • Restore lost files anytime thanks to backup copies
  • Easily transfer your data if you change devices
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HiDrive data access and security

Take advantage of enhanced access and state-of-the-art security

WebDAV and protocols

Simply integrate HiDrive into your existing system infrastructure via WebDAV.

HiDrive Pro also supports the following protocols:

  • (S)FTP/FTPS: fast transfer with resume option if data transfer is interrupted
  • Rsync: the transmission standard for syncing data
  • SMB/CIFS: drive integration for your operating system
  • SCP: secure data transmission with SSH
  • Git: secure Git repository for developers

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Encryption and two-factor authentication

Activate two-factor authentication for higher access security in HiDrive. As well as your password, you’ll get a code generated by an authentication app which you can install on your smartphone.

In the HiDrive Pro package, you now have the option of activating end-to-end encryption. This means that nobody but you can access your HiDrive data. Encryption is done on Windows HiDrive software and can be transferred to your apps simply by scanning a QR code.

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Customers choose IONOS because unlike when you use free online storage providers, your HiDrive data will not be monetised. All HiDrive files are stored in European data centres, meaning they are kept secure and private under the strictest legal conditions.

FAQ – HiDrive Cloud Storage

The longer we own a device, the quicker we run out of storage for all sorts of media, such as photos, videos, music and documents. However, as devices can sometimes become damaged, lost, or even break down, cloud storage for personal use is a fantastic way to ensure all that precious data is saved in the cloud. This data can be accessed at any time from any device and you can continually add your holiday photos, video files, documents and mp3s in your day-to-day life. You can feel secure that even if something bad happens to your laptop or smartphone, all your important media is stored in HiDrive.

For businesses, it’s especially important to keep your files safe when working on a major project, for example. Whether it’s high-resolution digital assets, PDF files, PowerPoint presentations, or complex spreadsheets, you don’t have to worry about losing any of this valuable data when it’s all backed up in the cloud with HiDrive. If your team shares an account, the online storage of photos can be shared with the right employees across the world. There’s no longer any need to send large ZIP files to each other via email. Team members can work on a project at the same time and even add more photos and videos to ensure that all online storage of files is kept up-to-date and secure.

HiDrive cloud storage works on several different devices and operating systems. It is possible to use HiDrive as a storage app, desktop software or directly in your web browser. Your stored data can be accessed by you on the online server whenever and wherever you need it, and across many different devices – from home, work or on the go. Here's a quick overview of HiDrive cloud storage availability on different devices:

  • Apps: the HiDrive storage app is available for iOS and Android. For iOS, version 9.3 or newer is needed, as this version and onwards has updated security features. The iOS app is compatible with iPhone and iPad.
  • Desktop: the desktop software for HiDrive cloud storage is compatible with Windows operating systems (Vista and newer). HiDrive software is also available for MacOS. Easily sync your files from your desktop to the cloud.
  • Web browser: you can also access everything you've backed up on a web browser when you don't have your mobile device or computer at hand. If you're working with an important client and your laptop or desktop computer fails, the web browser provides the ideal solution.

With HiDrive, you will be able to save all file types, without any exceptions. Whether it's Word or Excel documents, PDFs, video or XML files, various types of image file, or Photoshop and PSD files, HiDrive can store all of them, as well as many other formats. This means that you can use different programs, even on different operating systems and devices, and still store them all in the same place for secure, easy access whenever and wherever you need.

Storing large files is no problem with HiDrive. There is no set limit for file sizes – depending on your storage plan, you may have more space. The only actual restriction on possible space is the technically determined limits, but these are really very seldom reached. For example, if you have an Adobe Premiere Video project that you want to back up that is 10 GB, or even bigger, HiDrive can back up this large file without any problems. Extraordinarily large Photoshop files can also be uploaded, saved and shared on the online file server. This makes HiDrive one of the best cloud storage options, with the possibility to expand when you reach your file limit.

There is also no limit on the number of files and folders you can upload and save on the cloud storage. There are of course some technical limits, but these are, again, hard to reach and exceed. Furthermore, it is possible to store thousands of login files in one folder, meaning organising and managing your online file storage is easy and workable.

It's very simple to integrate HiDrive into your current infrastructure. The Pro package makes it particularly straightforward because so many protocols are supported. If you use Windows operating system, automatic software distribution services like Baramundi are also supported, and can be configured for a proxy infrastructure.

The following protocols are available in HiDrive Pro:

  • (S)FTP/FTPS: fast data transfer with an option to pause and resume
  • WebDAV: folder integration on HTTP-basis
  • SMB/CIFS drive integration into your operating system
  • rSync: the standard for data synchronisation
  • SCP: secure data transmission via SSH
  • Git: secure Git repository for developers

There is a current technical limitation of 10 devices per operating system per account. Simply put: 10 Android, 10 Windows, and 10 iOS devices are allowed per account. This makes it one of the cheaper cloud storage options, because it allows for so many devices on one plan. Note that if you register an 11th Windows device, for example, the first one on the list is removed. So it depends on your personal needs – but it is of course possible to register all your devices!

If you wish, you can allow each of your users to back up 5 computers and 3 mobile devices using just one account – HiDrive is one of the best cloud storage providers due to its flexibility, and the fact that it offers highly secure smartphone backups, as well as PC and laptop backups, meaning that you can store all your data securely, whether for personal or professional purposes.

Cloud storage works with every kind of internet connection. Whether you have WiFi or LAN internet, you'll be able to carry out an online backup onto a cloud storage provider without any problems. If you're planning to back up large video files, for example, a quicker internet connection is better. Lots of big image files will also take longer to upload, regardless of internet connection, but of course a slow connection will take longer. If you're also using the cloud storage for multiple devices at the same time, a reliable and fast internet connection will mean your cloud storage will work better.

In short, cloud storage works with all internet connections, but your usage will determine the internet connection speed you'll require.

This is an important question – and one that HiDrive focuses on. Data privacy is of utmost importance, and because of this, HiDrive offers secure data transfer through SSL256, and AES128 encrypted data storage. These measures are taken to ensure that your data is uploaded, transferred and stored to a professional level of security to add protection against cyber criminals, for example. Cloud storage is much safer than having a local backup.

On top of this, each user has their own private folders, as well as the public folders for each user on the HiDrive package. This ensures that there is not only a high level of security in terms of the stored data, but also enough privacy for each user so they can manage their own projects and files. Furthermore, it means that each user has the potential to keep sensitive information, such as employee details, in their own private folders and that files which everyone needs can be accessed by all.

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