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Score 8.2 out of 101
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Score 7.6 out of 101

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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Carbonite

Can set it up to pull from multi data sources at various hours and place it on different media at different times with just a few mouse clicks, user-friendly. Able to check on computer backups and to get emails from Carbonite about computers that have not been backed up in some time.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Carbonite
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Carbonite
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Carbonite
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.3
Carbonite
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.4
Carbonite
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
6.9
Carbonite
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Carbonite
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Carbonite

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

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

Cloud Storage Platform

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

Pros

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Affordable
  • Good availability
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Carbonite

  • Offsite cloud storage
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to set up and use
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Cons

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Speed. At times, does seem to have a throttling affect and can be slower. Especially on the upload side of things.
  • Notifications/alert of issues. Not really quick, or informative.
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Carbonite

  • Updates that won't break install
  • Custom retention ability
  • Account management
  • Faster notification of failed backups
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Carbonite

Carbonite 1.0
Based on 1 answer
I found their alerting to be very poor. I missed several days of backups without knowledge of this, until I signed into the portal. I would get daily emails reporting backups were in progress or done, but nothing indicating that a backup had been stuck or paused for 3 days. For this reason alone, I did not renew.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Because Amazon Cloud Drive is very easy to use.
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Carbonite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Carbonite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Cloud Drive

It was a brand that I knew of, and pricing was attractive. Many of our other vendors use Amazon, so that gives us a greater comfort level.
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Carbonite

Carbonite works well and is affordable for personal and small business customers
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Return on Investment

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • It's another place to store the documentation, we are using this as safety blanket. Even though it has [not] returned any monetary benefit, it gives us a good night sleep as all our important documents are safe in cloud.
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Carbonite

  • Easy to install and use
  • Backups are carefree
  • Support is friendly
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Carbonite

General

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

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