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NetDrive can help you access remote storage locations just as if they were mounted as a local drive. The tool supports connecting to NAS servers through WebDAV and FTP protocols. In this regard, it is great that it is compatible with some of the most popular cloud storage services, like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and OwnCloud, among others.
The program requires configuring various of these connections by providing such data as site name, IP, URL, port and server type. Likewise, you should enter the necessary account information and pick a drive letter. Fortunately, the tool can remember the configuration and automatically mount the drive again the next time your computer is restarted.
Since each service or server is assigned a drive letter, the program is easily integrated with the system. This allows uploading and downloading data through copy-paste and drag-and-drop operations. It is also good that the tool supports background uploading, which means that you do not have to wait until the operation is finished. Although the transfer speed is quite fast, the program does not work well with slow connections as it seems not to tolerate timeouts.
If you have any type of concerns about privacy, you should not worry anymore, because NetDrive supports SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), which encrypts not only your data but the commands you send as well.
In general, NetDrive is very easy to use. Still, inexperienced users may have some difficulties to configure new connections. In such cases, they can ask somebody else for help or consult the accompanying manual. The rest is extremely easy for anyone. It has the main advantage of supporting various cloud services, unlike other similar tools which are specifically intended for one of them only.
- Supports the most popular cloud storage services
- Allows mounting various simultaneous services
- Services appear as drives
- Supports background uploading
- Allows secure data transfers
- Seems not to tolerate slow connections