HiDrive Free: New cloud service

HiDrive Free, a cloud-based service from STRATO, launched in the U.S. offering users 5GB of free online storage. With HiDrive Free, users can back up their data at a central location, as well as access and share it from any Internet-enabled device in a safe and secure environment.

If users want more storage space, additional sharing features, and ways to access their HiDrive account, premium packages are also available, ranging from 100 up to 500 GB of storage space. HiDrive 100 costs approximately $13 per month and HiDrive 500 is priced at approximately $40 per month. Premium packages offer users more sharing options including file upload via email or web form and additional protocols like SMB/CIFS and rsync for professional use.

Data stored with HiDrive Free can be accessed via a web browser or through the HiDrive App, which is available for Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone 7 devices.

The service can also be mounted on to a user’s computer like a local drive and supports Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux. HiDrive Free employs strict safety measures, where data is stored in STRATO’s certified and secure data center in Germany which is governed by German data privacy law – one of the strictest in the world in terms of data protection.

With five GB of free storage, HiDrive Free has plenty of space for photos, documents, music and movies. Additionally, HiDrive Free includes the option for sharing data; users can easily create and send links to friends, family and colleagues.

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