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ADrive

4 Ratings

ownCloud

26 Ratings

ADrive

4 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

ownCloud

26 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

ADrive

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ownCloud

Perfect for a smaller company having no solid document server. Without any major costs you can go from 3 to 30 to 60 users with the same hardware or VPS and if self-managed, no payment per user per month. Less appropriate when users absolutely require collaborative editing of documents. Pick Office365 or G Suite (Google Documents for work) instead.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

ADrive
ownCloud
8.6
Versioning
ADrive
ownCloud
9.2
Video files
ADrive
ownCloud
7.0
Audio files
ADrive
ownCloud
7.0
Document collaboration
ADrive
ownCloud
8.6
Access control
ADrive
ownCloud
9.2
File search
ADrive
ownCloud
9.5
Device sync
ADrive
ownCloud
9.7

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

ADrive
ownCloud
8.5
User and role management
ADrive
ownCloud
9.3
File organization
ADrive
ownCloud
9.2
Device management
ADrive
ownCloud
6.9

Cloud Storage Platform

ADrive
ownCloud
8.2
Performance
ADrive
ownCloud
7.7
Reliability
ADrive
ownCloud
8.9
Storage Reports
ADrive
ownCloud
7.9

Pros

  • Good storage space for free account
  • Fast uploads
  • Very easy to use
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  • Runs fine on a inexpensive Linux VPS with a few CPU cores and little RAM and is able to serve well for dozens of users. The scalability at almost no extra cost is perfect.
  • Sync clients are available for all major platforms: MS Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and mobile apps on Android and iOS are available too and work very well. We use all these platforms and are able to exchange documents transparently.
  • Initial setting up the environment for users - such as creating a few user groups, virtual users owning particular folders and assigning users to these groups, is quite easy and quick. Auto-sync of data to local devices on all platforms is also perfect, users don't have to manually select anything, default is to sync (or admin can set on the desktop clients how big folders are auto-synced).
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Cons

  • So far, none needed
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  • Newest releases not supported in updated Ubuntu servers
  • Major issues connecting with Windows server shares on any version past 8.1
  • Unreliable admin user password resets
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Likelihood to Renew

ADrive10.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't had any issues with Adrive.
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Support

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ownCloud6.4
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Regarding the community edition, there is a reasonably good support on the IRC, forums and in the issue section on Github. Perhaps a much more individual approach would be available if the premium support was chosen and the instance of the server was provided by the Owncloud company that also offers some premium extensions, not available generally. However, we did not need this level of support yet.
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Alternatives Considered

ADrive has been very easy to use, and it's fast
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ownCloud is one of the only self-hosted solutions worth it. It is open source and free, meaning that anyone with a Linux VM or an old laptop can host its own feature-rich cloud server. Many all-in-one firewalls will mix OwnCloud and CrashPlan, joining document management and backup. I backup my ownCloud using CrashPlan to my dad's computer so I can restore files in case of a crash.
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Return on Investment

  • None, but it has been a good reference for associates to download files remotely
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  • Since I don't use corporate space for my own data, I spare very expensive gigs of data!
  • Because it's open source and self hosted, I can have an enterprise grade cloud for free.
  • Slow Internet means slow performance. If you host your OwnCloud on a slow connectivity, you will have a lot of issues, and it can cost way more than a hosted version.
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Pricing Details

ADrive

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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ownCloud

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details