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Berlin, 30.03.2016

Synchronize data with HiDrive online storage

STRATO is expanding its HiDrive online storage service to enable users to synchronize their files. So far, the online storage has been designed as an internet hard drive that mounts just like a true drive via the SMB protocol, which has impressed a lot of tech fans. The new feature now allows users to automatically compare and copy data between their computer's local hard drive and the online storage.

Effective immediately, this feature is available to current and new customers at no extra charge via the updated Windows software. Software for Mac OS will be available in the App Store shortly.* For more information on HiDrive and the current promotion with 1’000 GB for just $ 7.50, please visit

Selective and bidirectional synchronization
The HiDrive software handles synchronization: It creates a folder on the computer's local hard drive which is synchronized with HiDrive whenever there is an internet connection. The software copies any new files that users save in the local folder to the HiDrive online storage. Users can also decide whether the software should synchronize all data in this folder with the online storage service, or only certain folders. HiDrive's high storage capacities make this feature an important tool in ensuring that the local hard drive does not become cluttered.

The software with the new sync function performs a bidirectional data match between the online storage and the local folder to ensure that they both remain up-to-date. Moreover, when individual changes are made, HiDrive only synchronizes edited data and not the entire file – this applies also to encrypted files.

Even more features
By adding this feature, STRATO has responded to a wish frequently expressed by customers: To enable access to data stored in the cloud even without an internet connection. This now gives the online storage a significant edge over the competition: Made in Germany, HiDrive is a cloud solution which provides synchronization and enables mounting on the computer just like a real drive via the SMB protocol.

Security through data centers in Germany
STRATO has invested over six years of development in HiDrive. The cloud storage service comes with characteristically outstanding access options – all thanks to a wide range of protocols and apps for various devices and operating systems. At the same time, HiDrive benefits clearly from the choice of servers located in Germany: All data is saved exclusively in STRATO's high-performance data centers in Germany. The data is processed in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act – one of the strictest of its kind in an international comparison.

* Software is currently pending approval by Apple.
** Minimum contract duration: 12 month(s). No setup fee. Prices do not include sales tax.


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