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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
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Backblaze

Backblaze does one thing and does one thing well: backup. If you recognize it for what it is, you will be very happy with it as an unobtrusive off-site backup solution. If, however, you want full-featured endpoint protection, you'll want to look elsewhere. For me and my needs, Backblaze provides the right amount of protection at a cheap price. You can't beat it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Backblaze
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Backblaze
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Backblaze
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.1
Backblaze
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.4
Backblaze
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
6.8
Backblaze
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Backblaze
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Backblaze

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Backblaze
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Backblaze
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Backblaze
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Backblaze

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Backblaze
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Backblaze
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Backblaze
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Backblaze

Pros

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Worldwide accessibility, including from China's great firewall.
  • Highly flexible with different server options: Aurora, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Lengthy free trial lets you really dive deeply and explore the solutions offering and all that Amazon has to provide you with.
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Backblaze

  • Backblaze utilizes a native app across platforms vs. a javascript app you find with other backup services (CrashPlan being one of them). Native apps function better and have a better user interface than comparable javascript apps.
  • Backblaze has an intuitive interface that automatically backs everything up from your computer but allows you to easily exclude items you don't want or need to backup (applications, system files, etc.).
  • Backblaze has a built-in bandwidth cap and monitor allowing you to limit how much data is backed up on a daily basis to prevent going over ISP data caps or utilizing all of your upload bandwidth.
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Cons

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Less storage than Google Drive, Google offers 15GB of free space - vs. Amazon's 5GB.
  • Also, unlike with Google Drive, you can't back up your work with Amazon Drive ( I also use Google Drive, since I have a Gmail account).
  • A lot more expensive than Google Drive, which is 1.99/month...but they are more in line with Dropbox pricing.
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Backblaze

  • User management isn't the greatest. We had the choice of either a site license under one email address, or a domain license, allowing users to log in with their own email address, however there's no management for this option. I can see metrics of the users' backup, but I can't manage the accounts in any way.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 2 answers
The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
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Backblaze

Backblaze 6.0
Based on 2 answers
As stated in my review, Backblaze simply works and works simply. You install it. It runs silently in the background storing and safeguarding all your computer data remotely. You seldom notice it until you've lost something you need - then you can quickly find it online using their interface and restore it - which is what's really important.
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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Backblaze

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Backblaze

Backblaze 8.6
Based on 8 answers
I've never had to reach out to customer support, but their periodic emails letting me know if a device is missing are very nice for informing me when something is wrong. Based on how helpful their system is, I would imagine their customer support is top-notch.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Drive Cloud has the advantage of being backed by one of the companies that has had the highest growth in recent years: Amazon. That gives us security and has been the main reason for us to trust this product. We believe that the security systems of this company are good enough to be quiet while our files are stored on their servers
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Backblaze

While Backblaze plays an important role in my overall data redundancy strategy, I continue to use Dropbox Business for certain key assets I need granular access to. I use Apple iCloud passively as well as a local Apple Time Capsule. For a single-user setup, Backblaze provides an important high-level restoration possibility.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • It slowed us down at first since we went from purely agile to document based then agile.
  • It is easy to use so even non-developers can access code snippets which they wouldn't know how to access on github.
  • It has a lot of features we don't have a use for in our business.
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Backblaze

  • The saving of data is almost immeasurable - Backblaze is the best backup company I've ever used.
  • Getting started is quick and easy - and you get a 14-day trial.
  • The price is cheaper than every other service - but don't tell them!
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cloud Drive

General

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

Backblaze

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Backblaze
9.3

Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive
6.0
Backblaze
6.0

Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive
6.0
Backblaze

Support

Amazon Cloud Drive
Backblaze
8.6

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