We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Utilities software Reviews
15,670 Reviews

ZumoDrive review

FREE for 2GB

Manufacturer: Zectar

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

ZumoDrive is a virtual hard drive that lives online.

ZumoDrive is a virtual hard drive that lives online.

Not enough space on your Apple iPhone for all your music? Need more storage for your tiny netbook hard drive? ZumoDrive promises to solve conundrums like these by keeping your files in the cloud but making them accessible in real-time, just as though they were local.

In other words, ZumoDrive is a virtual hard drive that lives online.

When you install the Windows or Mac client, ZumoDrive adds this virtual drive to your system, complete with prefab folders for music, photos, and documents. Just drag and drop your stuff to one of these folders (or create new ones - remember, the virtual drive works just like a regular drive) to copy it to the ZumoDrive cloud.

From there, you can access those files in any web browser or on any PC that has the ZumoDrive client installed. There's also a free iPhone app that lets you retrieve documents, photos, and music (which you can stream over 3G, EDGE, or Wi-Fi - a great workaround for memory-crunched devices). A Google Android version is coming soon.

You can get a free ZumoDrive account that includes 1GB of storage - enough for a smattering of files, but insufficient for most photo and MP3 collections. Plans start at $2.99 per month for 10GB of storage and range up to $79.99 monthly for 500GB.

We really like the ZumoDrive service. It's a snap to set up and use, and it does solve the problem of storage-challenged PCs and iPhones.

NEXT PAGE: our expert verdict >>

ZumoDrive Expert Verdict »

Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.4, Google Android
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Of course, if all you want is online storage, you can get 25GB absolutely free from Windows Live SkyDrive. But it doesn't work as a virtual drive, which is the core of ZumoDrive's appeal.

  • Apple iCloud Review

    Apple iCloud Review

    Apple iTunes is long established, but it doesn’t do everything a music-streaming fan might demand. It can be used to purchase digital music and videos as well as manage music on your PC or Mac, as well as any iOS devices - iPhones, iPads and iPods. Apple iCloud takes a different approach to music consumption.

  • LaCie CloudBox Network Hard Drive 100GB review

    LaCie CloudBox Network Hard Drive 100GB

    With LaCie's CloudBox NAS device, you simply back up to the ethernet-connected unit, which then automatically backs up to LaCie's own online backup service. But easy as it is, CloudBox is also expensive, capacity-challenged, and slower than average.

  • Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro review

    Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro

    There's no shortage of portable hard disks available these days, but the slimline design, strong performance and back-up features of Hitachi's Touro Mobile Pro make it a good choice for anyone that needs a compact drive for use with a laptop PC.

  • Hitachi Touro Desk Pro review

    Hitachi Touro Desk Pro

    Hitachi's Touro Desk Pro provides plenty of portable storage for your PC, at a competitive price.

  • Buffalo CloudStation Duo 2TB review

    Buffalo CloudStation Duo 2TB

    Buffalo's CloudStation Duo combines the company's own LinkStation hardware with PogoPlug software to simplify the configuration and use of a NAS box as an online file server.


IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

Chromebooks: ready for the prime time (but not for everybody)

IDG UK Sites

Hands-on with Sony's latest smartglasses

IDG UK Sites

Apple TV expert tips: get US Apple TV content, watch Google Play, use multiple Apple IDs and more