New Icedrive Cloud Storage Similar to pCloud With Plan and Pricing

We all know pCloud is one of the most popular cloud storage services available now with their unique features. Now, a new cloud storage service is available which is somehow similar to pCloud called the Icedrive. But, before proceeding further, we would like to say that at this stage we cannot compare Icedrive with pCloud even though both of them have similarities. The main highlight of Ice drive is that they provide 20GB of free cloud storage which can be expanded up to 1TB.

Icedrive is a new addition to the cloud storage service and is provided by a UK based company, whereas pCloud comes with Swiss-based privacy protection. But what makes Icedrive attractive at the first look is its design. Its web app and the mobile app follows the material design with a clean and attractive style.

Features of Icedrive Cloud Storage

1. Drive Mount For PC

Icedrive’s Windows application provides a drive based access in which the Icedrive storage will mount on the system like an external hard drive. The application will not utilize system storage to store and Sync files. All the files and folders added to the Icedrive cloud drive will be automatically synced to the cloud server. And the files will be accessible from the web and other mobile apps instantly.

2. Inbuilt Photo Viewer and Video Player

The Icedrive web and mobile app provide inbuilt photo viewer and video player so that any video files or images can be viewed without the help of any 3rd party applications.

3. Sync between applications

Files available on Icedrive storage will be synced with mobile and web apps at the same time as like other cloud storage. But from the experience, the sync speed of Icedrive is not as fast as expected. Hence the syncing speed is a bit disappointing when we compare it with pCloud where the service extremely fast.

4. Icedrive Applications

Icedrive provides web-based application along with Windows application that provides a native drive feature. Icedrive also a mobile application that is available for Android however the IOS version is still not available.

Icedrive Plans and Pricing

Icedrive basic plan provides 20GB of free cloud storage whereas the paid pack in 3 options
Icedrive Lite Plan – In this plan, users will get 150GB of cloud storage along with 250GB monthly bandwidth. The Lite plan is not available with a monthly subscription, so users will get this plan for $19.99 per year
Icedrive Pro Plan – In this plan, users will get 1TB storage along with 2TB monthly bandwidth. The monthly subscription of Pro plan will cost $4.99 and the yearly subscription cost $49.99.
Icedrive Pro + Plan – The Pro Plus Plan will provide 5TB storage and 8TB monthly bandwidth. The price for the plan is $17.99 of paid monthly and $179.99 if paid yearly.

All the 3 plans provided lifetime plan also apart from the regular subscription. The lifetime Lite Plan will cost $59, the Pro plan will cost $149 and the Pro Plus Plan will cost $499.

Conclusion

As mentioned above, Icedrive has some similarities like pCloud that includes Native windows drive and the lifetime subscription, the monthly bandwidth rule, etc. However, we cannot compare both services together. pCloud has now made its presence in the market and has stable performance. However, Icedrive is still in the initial stage and the speed and sync of Icedrive are not at all good. But, with comparatively cheaper price, it’s worth trying Icedrive too.

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3 thoughts on “New Icedrive Cloud Storage Similar to pCloud With Plan and Pricing”

  1. Hi

    I am a lifetime subscriber of Icedrive and would like to share my thoughts on it.
    I would like to point out that Icedrive offers only 10GB free space now for new accounts.

    They have a very long way to go to reach anywhere near the big guys like Onedrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and pCloud.

    There are lots of basic function issues they need to fix.
    Folder downloading is not possible on Icedrive, which is a huge problem.
    Not possible to see folder details. (When you upload lots of files, most times the progress bar hangs and stops at some random percentage. So you’re not sure if all the files are uploaded or not. And without any option to check the folder details its headache at times)
    When you try to rename files & folders, it won’t allow at times, may allow after you try multiple times.
    Encrypted file option is good. But there are some issues in that too.

    I know, they have only started this year.
    But with lots of technical issues I don’t recommend them to be your main cloud storage.
    They would require atleast one year more to stabilize every basic operations and run smoothly.
    It’s good for your mobile backups (photos & videos) which are not that important.
    But I DO NOT recommend them to store your important documents.

    I think they have to reconsider their prices too, atleast until they gain more customers.
    1 TB lifetime plan on Icedrive is 150$
    2 TB plan on pCloud is 350$ which makes their 1 TB 175$ (though they do not have 1 TB plan, but still that’s what their plan value is)
    And they always give offers too, like I got my 2TB LT pCloud plan for 245$, which makes 1 TB just 122.5$ which is cheaper than the IceDrive.
    With crypto LT subscription my 1 TB pCloud plan values at 185$. Just 35$ more than Icedrive.

    I would definitely go with pCloud as my primary backup solution as they are already established cloud providers.

    Icedrive looks cool, their customer support is good and they are trying very hard to make a name in the competitive world of online storage solutions.
    But when you need to trust you personal and sensitive documents its always better to choose the best out there.

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  2. Hi
    I am a lifetime subscriber of Icedrive and would like to share my thoughts on it.

    They have a very long way to go to reach anywhere near the big guys like Onedrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and pCloud.

    Its nice that you get 10GB free space.

    But there are lots of basic function issues they need to fix.
    Folder downloading is not possible on Icedrive, which is a huge problem.
    Not possible to see folder details. (When you upload lots of files, most times the progress bar hangs and stops at some random percentage. So you’re not sure if all the files are uploaded or not. And without any option to check the folder details its headache at times)
    When you try to rename files & folders, it won’t allow at times, may allow after you try multiple times.
    Encrypted file option is good. But there are some issues in that too.

    I know, they have only started this year.
    But with lots of technical issues I don’t recommend them to be your main cloud storage.
    They would require atleast one year more to stabilize every basic operations and run smoothly.
    It’s good for your mobile backups (photos & videos) which are not that important.
    But I DO NOT recommend them to store your important documents.

    I think they have to reconsider their prices too, atleast until they gain more customers.
    1 TB lifetime plan on Icedrive is 150$
    2 TB plan on pCloud is 350$ which makes their 1 TB 175$ (though they do not have 1 TB plan, but still that’s what their plan value is)
    And they always give offers too, like I got my 2TB LT pCloud plan for 245$, which makes 1 TB just 122.5$ which is cheaper than the IceDrive.
    With crypto LT subscription my 1 TB pCloud plan values at 185$. Just 35$ more than Icedrive.

    I would definitely go with pCloud as my primary backup solution as they are already established cloud providers.

    Icedrive looks cool, their customer support is good and they are trying very hard to make a name in the competitive world of online storage solutions.
    But when you need to trust you personal and sensitive documents its always better to choose the best out there.

    Rating – 5.5/10

    Reply

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