ElephantDrive welcomes Xdrive users

We are very happy to be welcoming many new users to the ElephantDrive system as a result of the winding down of AOL’s Xdrive service. For those that haven’t heard, AOL has decided to “sunset” the application and has begun to alert the existing users that they will need to seek alternatives.

When we learned that the Xdrive subscriber base would need to find a new solution for online backup, storage, and access, we started working with their team to develop a seamless mechanism to migrate data from one system to the other. Fortunately, the developers at Xdrive built a great API that our engineers were able to quickly integrate. The result is our “Automated Migration Tool” – an application that quickly delivers all the files in an Xdrive account to a new or exsiting ElephantDrive account. This easy-to-use feature is available now and makes moving from Xdrive to ElephantDrive a simple and secure process!

We have already started to get some common questions which we will add to our FAQ, but we wanted to address two of them here:

What will my Xdrive account look like once the migration is complete?

When the migration of files begins, we will make a special folder in your ElephantDrive account. The folder will be named “Xdrive-USERNAME” (where USERNAME will actually be your old Xdrive username). Everything will appear within that folder exactly as it appears in your current Xdrive account.

I have a free 5gb xdrive account. Do you offer free accounts?

We do offer free accounts, but our limit for the free accounts is 1 GB. We also offer free trials of our unlimited storage accounts, so you are welcome to try the service for all of your data and decide later if you would like to continue with one of our paying subscriptions. In short, if you have less the 1 GB in your free account, you can move over to ElephantDrive as is. If you have more than 1 GB, there is no charge to try out the system but we will ultimately ask you to become a paying subscriber. The good news is that our paying subscriber accounts come with a fantastic array of features and functionality. To learn more about the different options, check our our Home and Home Plus solutions for individuals or our Pro and Pro Plus solutions for business users.

In any event, the response has been very positive and we are thrilled at the opportunity to provide ElephantDrive to the former Xdrive end users.

5 thoughts on “ElephantDrive welcomes Xdrive users

  1. As an Xdrive customer I signed up yesterday to transfer my files to ElephantDrive. In the verification e-mail I got a link to check the tansfer status. Since yesterday nothing has been transfered! I hope that this is not the experience I’ll be having with Elephant all the time!

  2. Hi Shia –

    We’re glad you are giving ElephantDrive a try. Apologies for the delay in beginning your transfer. At the moment, we are moving data for so many different users that we appear to be maxing out the volume that we can migrate from Xdrive. As a result, we’ve built up a small queue. Likely, you data will begin to move over in very short order but if you are in a rush to get the files to ElephantDrive you can write to our support team (support@elephantdrive.com) to see about getting priority.

    In terms of what you can expect from ElephantDrive in the future, we will work hard to meet and exceed your expectations. Once your files are in our system, we will have much more control over the quality of service and the speed of delivery.

    Thanks so much for you patience.

    The ElephantDrive Team

  3. Listen up Xdrive Consumers….! XDMOlson is going to hook you all up with the easiest way to transfer your Xdrive digital assets to another provider.

    I know there are a lot of other providers out there, check out my previous post about the Ultimate Review List of Best Free Online Storage and Backup Application Services…

    http://tomuse.com/ultimate-review-list-of-best-free-online-storage-and-backup-application-services/

    However XDMOlson is going to recommend selecting ElephantDrive for current Xdrive consumers. They have worked out an agreement with Xdrive to make transferring those digital assets over as easy as possible.

    Xdrive to ElephantDrive Migration Page: http://www.elephantdrive.com/m/ct.aspx?ici=267

    -XDMOlson

  4. I’m having similar experience as Shia. I signed up for the Xdrive migration 6 days ago, we have about 18gb of files and still doesn’t look like anything has happened and I can’t access the new account to check the status. I’m resorting to downloading my xdrive files directly to my desktop and will take my files elsewhere since the main draw with going with ElephantDrive was the migration tool. The advantage evaporates if I will still have to reload the files to their server and then still pay to upgrade to an account that can store all our files.

  5. Ok,later today I was finally able to access the status screen and see that the transfer is about 63% percent complete. Not sure what will happen to the files if it doesn’t complete before the deadline. So I have backed them up on my computer just in case.

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