Mount as a Mapped Drive

Connect to your Cloud Storage like it was a local hard disk.

Operating System: All Windows  Mac  Linux

Managing your Cloud Storage will be as easy as managing any old file folders on your PC.

Once you mount your Cloud Storage as a local drive, you don’t need to run an application or an FTP client interface but a simple drag-and-drop from your desktop will be sufficient to transfer and manage files.

Storage Made Easy

Storage Made Easy

The Cloud Tools are composed of: A dedicated Cloud File Manager; Windows shell integration for upload and sync; A sync center for syncing local files to the cloud; Microsoft Office and Open Office Integration; Email backup integration; A Virtual Cloud Drive.

Use WebDAV or FTP to connect your Cloud Storage account.

For further information on the Storage Made Easy Cloud Tools. Free and paid versions available.


Cloud DriveCloud Drive is an extremely fast and reliable cloud gateway which is compatible with many cloud storage providers / protocols such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, FTP and WebDAV. Cloud Drive caches and optimizes bandwidth, increasing performance by as much as 100 times. The service exposes cloud storage within the home or office via the iSCSI protocol. Cloud Drive and the iSCSI protocol are supported on many platforms including Windows, Linux and Mac.

Cloud Drive is currently free for personal use, very inexpensive for business use.

Cloud Drive's performance enables you to use cloud storage for anything including databases, exchange, network drives, home drives, spread sheets, games, applications and data.

  • Cross platform iSCSI server.
  • Local disk caching.
  • Local network caching.
  • Encrypted data SSL + AES.
  • Bandwidth and storage compression.
  • Offsite backup.
  • Disaster recovery.
  • Fully mountable file systems such as NTFS, EXT and FAT
  • Full permissions, security and access control lists.
  • High performance, 100 times faster than other solutions.
  • High availability, 100 times more up-time than other solutions.
  • Low bandwidth, 100 times less download bandwidth than other solutions.

Use Cloud Drive to mount your Cloud Storage: Introduction and Documentation.


Mounting Mapped Drive in MS Windows:

Option #1: From the Start Menu, select Computer (or My Computer) and click on Map Network Drive from the top menu in the resulting window. You will get a screen something like this.

Map Network Drive
Select the drive letter you like and enter the host name and user name provided in your activation / welcome email message. Click Finish, you will be prompted for your password and you are done.

This method is taking advantage of the Samba (SMB/CIFS) Share capability of our Cloud Storage Service.

Should you be unable to use the Samba Share capabilities (ISP blocked ports) or you have opted for the FTP only service, continue on.

Option #2: Download the NetDrive application and install it. NetDrive supports connections through FTP or WebDAV. WebDAV is considered the fastest but some Windows installations have issues with using WebDAV.

Here are some quick instructions for using FTP with NetDrive:

On the initial screen, click the “New Drive /Site” button and type in any name you like. Enter your Cloud Storage host name in the “Site IP or URL” field. Choose FTP in the “Server Type” field. Choose a “Drive” letter.  Enter your Cloud Storage user name in the “Account” field and your Cloud Storage password in the “Password” field. Check the three remaining boxes and click the “Save” button. The screen should look something like this:

NetDrive
Now click the “Advanced” button. Be sure the “FTP Passive Mode” box is checked and choose Use SSL if possible in the “SSL” field. The screen should look something like this:

NetDrive Advanced
Click the “Ok” button to save these options and return to the main screen. Click the “Save” button again and click the “Connect” button. Your Cloud Storage may now be used like any other storage device connected to your Windows PC.

Mounting Mapped Drive in MAC OS X:

Option #1: Apple’s OS X operating system has an integrated filesystem-level WebDAV client. From the Finder, select the Go→Connect to Server menu item. Enter a WebDAV URL, and it appears as a disk on the desktop, just like any other mounted volume. WebDAV URL for your Unlimited Cloud Storage  would be: https://dav.host.com/username (replace items in bold with your personal information.)

The method above takes advantage of our Cloud Storage service’s WebDAV capability. Should you have opted for our FTP only service, continue on.

Option #2: Use an application like WebDrive from South River Technologies.

Unlike a typical FTP client, WebDrive allows you to open and edit server-based files without the additional step of downloading the file. Using a simple wizard, you assign a network drive letter to the FTP Server. By connecting through a virtual drive, there is no need to learn a separate FTP client interface. You access and edit files on the server the same way that you interact with files on your local desktop.

Mounting Mapped Drive in Linux:

Option #1: Open Nautilus(“File Browser”). File->Connect to server. Nautilus not only supports browsing local filesystems, it also provides access to FTP sites, Samba (SMB/CIFS) shares, WebDAV servers and SFTP servers.

Option #2: Take a look at CurlFtpFS. It allows you to mount remote FTP hosts as local directories.

Option #3: Midnight Commander is pretty handy with FTP as well.

These, as well as a host of other options are available for connecting to your Cloud Storage on your Linux box.

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