While all online storage services offer the same basic storage options, OpenDrive allows you access from any web-connected device, opening up new ways to access your data. OpenDrive is compatible with iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac and Android devices. Wish you could pull up that extra chart to show a client during lunch? No problem. With OpenDrive for the web, if you can access the web, you can access your files.

Uploading data is easy to do. Simply select the files you wish to store, then drag and drop them into your OpenDrive account. We are impressed with how easy the user interface is to use, especially considering OpenDrive's ability to preview videos, pictures and even DICOM images without having to have a viewer. The business plan includes the OpenDrive Manual Backup service. With this service, OpenDrive can send you a secure 1.5 TB drive that you can upload your data onto and return to them. This is particularly useful if you have upload quantity restrictions with your ISP.

One of the best features of OpenDrive is the wide variety of data storage plans. OpenDrive's plan structure provides customizable storage plans that allow you to define the amount of storage and bandwidth speed you desire. In addition to offering customizable plans, you can choose from the following set plans: a free 5GB account, an unlimited personal plan or an unlimited business storage plan.

OpenDrive excels at securing your data. All files are transferred with a 128-bit SSL connection, and OpenDrive employs its own custom encryption to protect the data on their servers. OpenDrive's data centers are under constant monitoring and surveillance, and the servers are located in limited-access, controlled environments. These security measures are equivalent to and above the industry standards for data security and add peace of mind that any data you transfer will be safe from prying eyes.

If you participate in the business storage plan, you have very flexible administrator privileges, such as the ability to control access to your data by individual, group or public access, and you can restrict which IP addresses are able to access your data. OpenDrive also has security measures in place that allow their medical customers to meet HIPAA compliance regulations.

While OpenDrive is extremely convenient and secure, you should never rely solely on any cloud server to be your only backup source for your data. While OpenDrive does not require you to have a copy of stored files on your hard drive, you should plan to take precautions to backup your data in more than one place. If you do encounter a problem, OpenDrive provides comprehensive 24/7 email support. While OpenDrive offers phone support for subscription-based accounts, members of the basic 5GB plan are limited to email and knowledgebase support. Live chat is also available, but you have to submit a support ticket to access this feature. We are glad live chat is present, but would like to see it more accessible from the support page.

OpenDrive Summary:
8.6/10

OpenDrive is a great option to consider when you are searching for an online storage provider. The unlimited plans are affordable, the servers and data transfers are secure and uploading and downloading your files is easy thanks to the simple and effective user interface. Further, OpenDrive makes it easy to access your files from anywhere with any web-enabled device.

 
 
 

OpenDrive

Pros
OpenDrive has unlimited data storage plans, strong security and you can access your files from any web-enabled device.

Cons
You must open a support ticket to access live chat support.

The Verdict
: 8.58/10

This online storage provider offers secure cloud data storage that you can access from anywhere and has unlimited personal and business plans.