HiDrive Cloud Storage

Store and share your data on the go

  • Store, share and edit data easily
  • ISO-certified European data centres
  • Highly secure and GDPR compliant
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HiDrive Cloud Storage

Choose your HiDrive package

New Add HiDrive Office to collaborate on documents in real time.

Available anywhere

Shared access

GDPR compliant


100 GB storage

1 user

Automatic cloud backup

Two-factor authentication


250 GB storage

3 users

Automatic cloud backup

Two-factor authentication


1 TB storage

5 users

Automatic cloud backup

Two-factor authentication


2 TB storage

10 users

Automatic cloud backup

Two-factor authentication

HiDrive Office

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.

Access anywhere

Download the app to your smartphone or tablet to always have your files on hand. Laptop issues? Don't sweat it. Since your files are stored safely in the cloud, you can access them from any browser or any device.


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.

Secure collaboration

Create individual, password-protected accounts for each team member. Share projects internally or externally with a link, and give people read-only access or editing rights. You can also set an expiry date for shared links, and limit the number of downloads.

Save email attachments

Organise and access email attachments more easily. Conveniently move them from any account to your HiDrive storage. Simply forward the email to HiDrive and it will save all attachments in a designated folder.

Scan documents

Don’t rely on paper documents. Scan them with the HiDrive app and save them as PDFs with text recognition. It’s a simple way to digitise anything from invoices to contracts, making them easier to find when you need them.

Protocols & NAS

Integrate HiDrive into your systems using SFTP/FTPS, WebDAV, SMB/CIFS, rsync, SCP or Git. You can also automatically back up data from your network attached storage (NAS). HiDrive supports a range of network hard drives.

We keep your data safe so you can focus on what matters

Benefits of HiDrive online storage

Stay secure

HiDrive keeps your projects safe. Automatic backups store previous file versions. You can also back up your NAS hardware or entire devices to protect against theft, damage and power outages.

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.

Stay in control

HiDrive gives you the power to decide who has the access rights to do what. Configure permissions, create passwords for each individual team member or allow access with a link.

What do you want to do with HiDrive?

Store your data more securely than on a hard drive

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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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Share large files with your team or your clients

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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
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Stay flexible with extended access via protocols

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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, SFTP/FTPS, rsync, SMB/CIFS, SCP, Git
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Back up your smartphone, tablet or PC to avoid data loss

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Our recommendation

HiDrive Pro

If you want to back up 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 from 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:

  • SFTP/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.

With HiDrive Pro or as an add-on to other packages, you 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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HiDrive Cloud Storage – FAQ

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. Data privacy is paramount, 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.

Yes, it is possible to secure all your files in HiDrive with end-to-end encryption.

HiDrive cloud storage is GDPR compliant and meets high security standards. When data is transferred, it is encrypted using AES-256 encryption via SSL. For storage, HiDrive uses AES-128 encryption. In addition to the encryption services already provided, you can also choose to secure your files with end-to-end encryption (E2EE). With zero-knowledge encryption, you needn’t worry about potential hackers opening your files, even if they know your HiDrive login credentials.

In contrast to other cloud storage providers, which require users to download additional E2EE software, HiDrive comes with E2EE already built in. With HiDrive Pro, it only takes a few clicks to activate end-to-end encryption at no additional cost. If you have one of the other HiDrive packages, you’ll need to purchase an add-on to enjoy the same level of security.

If you would like to implement additional security measures for your data, you can also opt for two-factor authentication when accessing your HiDrive account.

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