Business web host Strato has introduced an online backup service with a more consumer-friendly focus - Strato HiDrive.

With Strato HiDrive you can get a trial archive of up to 500GB, and there’s currently a special deal to celebrate the company’s fifth anniversary involving a £5 monthly discount for the next 12 months, making the entrylevel 100GB monthly service a bargain at just £4. The service runs on all versions of Windows, Mac and Linux.

Although the sheer quantities of storage offered mark out Strato HiDrive as a value option for business users - security is as stringent as that for banks – there’s more than a nod to home use too. You get a copy of Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 software to help you make a local backup of your files for easy retrieval and there’s the option of sharing media files.

As with the FastHosts Online Backup offering, multiple PCs are supported in Strato HiDrive along with remote access and complete reinstallation and restoration.

Strato HiDrive: Specs

  • Internet connection, Strato account
  • Internet connection, Strato account

OUR VERDICT

A good option for small businesses and consumers alike, Strato HiDrive is well worth your consideration as a cloud backup provider.