Odrive 1 and Odrive 2



I have a question concerning payment and billing. I created an odrive 2 account, but am I going to be billed twice for odrive 1 and odrive 2 after the next payment period? I sure hope I don’t.

Also, can there be a page that explains the difference between both odrive 1 and 2 with a side by side comparison? Since these are 2 difference products, I think it will help remove confusion. I still don’t clearly understand what odrive 2 does differently than odrive 1. I don’t know which one will be getting extra features or which one is (or will be the next few years) the most feature rich.



Hi @christianorpinell,

If you are an odrive1 subscriber, you can get corresponding credit on odrive2, so that any billing done on odrive2 pulls from this credit until it is exhausted. Refer to this link to learn more about this and enable it on your account: https://new.odrive.com/premium-offer/index.html

odrive1 and odrive2 both deal with access and management of storage, but do it in different ways. odrive2 is still in beta, where as odrive1 has been released for quite some time and is very mature.

For a summary of odrive2 and its focus, take a look here: Announcing odrive2!

For an overview of odrive2’s interface and the current features available, you can take a look at this post here: Odrive2 Windows client is now available!

For a refresher on odrive1 features, there is a post here that goes over those in detail, including what is part of the free version and what you get when you upgrade to Premium: What is free vs paid (premium)?

The intent of odrive2 is to achieve close to feature parity with odrive1, in terms of basic functionality, but that functionality will manifest in different ways.

Some highlights and differences:

  • odrive2 has a concept of “Drives”, which allows a good deal of flexibility in how you can combine your storage together in specific contexts. You can pick and choose specific folders from your various storage accounts, no matter where they reside, and have them all available within a “Drive”. Drives also enhance the ability to share your storage out to others in very specific, controlled ways.
  • odrive2 has a much larger UI component with the odrive2 Explorer, which is meant to provide a very easy way of viewing and interacting with your storage, in an on-demand fashion. Simple drag-and-drop actions can be used to perform a variety of tasks on your storage.
  • odrive2 supports a sync experience similar to odrive1’s “sync to odrive”, but odrive2 does not use placeholders to represent unsynced files. Instead unsynced files are removed from view, entirely (but still visible via the odrive2 Explorer).
  • odrive2 has a backup feature (odrive1 does not)
  • odrive2 has mobile clients for iOS and Android
  • odrive2 has an updated web client interface that improves several aspects of the odrive1 web client
  • odrive1 supports encryption, odrive2 does not
  • odrive1 has clients for MacOS and Linux, odrive2 does not
  • odrive1 supports more storage integrations than odrive2

It is also important to note that odrive1 and odrive2 can be used together. You can use odrive2’s mobile and web clients and still use odrive1 for your desktop needs, for example.

odrive2 is still very much in beta, and we have circled back to an intense development phase after feedback on its current state. odrive1 is a product we are still very proud of and we are continuing to maintain and enhance it.

If you are happy with odrive1, and it is satisfying your current needs, you can and should continue using it. In addition, you can check out what odrive2 has to offer. Right now, for existing odrive1 users, the odrive2 mobile and web clients may be of particular interest and you may find them to be very useful in your overall storage access/management use cases.