News overview


  • SURFdrive is now even more secure with OAuth

    News - From now on, logging into the SURFdrive application on your computer is done through your browser by using OAuth. This offers more security and other possibilities as well. Furthermore, you can now choose to sync multiple folders, and we've made other minor adjustments.

  • Edit documents online and with others at the same time

    News - From now on, you can edit your SURFdrive documents using your web browser. This means you no longer need to save your files locally or install software. What's more, files that you share with other SURFdrive users can be edited by each user at the same time.

  • Updates to SURFdrive

    News - Listen to music, create groups, upload anonymous files and much more besides – SURFdrive will gain a whole host of new features on 12 December, when the SURFdrive server software is upgraded to ownCloud 10. SURFdrive will therefore be offline for a few hours. Read about the new features below.

  • Setting up WebDAV passwords

    News - If you use WebDAV together with SURFdrive, your WebDAV passwords will no longer work as of 13 December. Read how you can set up a new password here.

  • From now on up to 250 gigabytes of storage

    News - As a SURFdrive user, you can now store even more files in your account. At the request of many, your storage space is expanded today from 100 to 250 gigabytes. The upgrade is free and available immediately.

  • Playing videos in SURFdrive

    News - Soon, we’ll add a new function to SURFdrive: the video player. By visiting the website, you can directly watch movie files, without downloading them on your computer first. The supported file types are: mp4, mov, ogv and webm.

  • Sharing beyond SURFdrive, previews and more new functions

    News - SURFdrive has become a great deal faster. The service has also acquired a number of new beta functions: previews in the web version, information about recent activity, and sharing files outside SURFdrive.

  • Maintenance 23 November: downgrade SURFdrive server software

    News - Maintenance for SURFdrive will take place tonight (23 November) between 6:00 pm and midnight. Due to issues after an upgrade of server software, there will be a downgrade tonight (23 November). During the maintenance SURFdrive will be temporarily unavailable.

  • More than 20.000 SURFdrive users at 48 institutions

    News - The number of users of the personal cloud storage service SURFdrive continues to increase. There are currently more than 20.000 users. Robert Al of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is the 20.000th user.

  • New SURFdrive clients now available

    News - New SURFdrive clients are now available. You can download version 2.2.2 for Windows and Mac OS X. For the Android app, version 2.1.2 is online, and for iOS version 3.4.10. Install the latest version.

  • Migration of SURFdrive data centre

    News - The SURFdrive data centre will shortly be relocated. We are moving the data centre in two phases, with the result that maintenance will take place on Friday 16 September and Friday 23 September.

  • Working to improve the SURFdrive service

    News - The SURFdrive team is working hard to improve its SURFdrive service. Following the disruption on the weekend of 3 June, we have been implementing specific measures to prevent future faults from occurring.

  • SURFdrive services available again

    News - SURFdrive’s service provision was restored on Tuesday morning 7 June. Apart from the web environment, the sync clients are also available again. A lot of the data has been recovered. There is a possibility that some users may still miss part of their data.

  • Update monday 6 June 17:00: outage SURFdrive

    News - Today SURFdrive was closed down for several hours due to a technical failure: two storage nodes were unavailable. The web environment has become available since, but the sync clients have not. The web environment may not show all files. We are working hard to solve the problem.

  • SURFdrive client version 2.1.1 available

    News - SURFdrive client version 2.1.1 was released 17 May. This update is available for Windows and Mac OS X, and includes several improvements and bug fixes.