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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon 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.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 really works great if you aren't working with extremely large file sizes and are looking for a cloud backup solution. It's straightforward to implement and is very affordable. For smaller offices, backups are completed in a timely manner and are easier to migrate should you ever need to change servers. Support is available via phone or chat, which I like. For companies dealing with larger amounts of data (100s of GB), you may want to consider partnering Code42 with another product that allows data to be backed up locally. This would also allow flexibility in restoring data back onsite at a faster rate rather than waiting for large data files to be restored via the WAN. This is a consideration for any cloud backup solution, not just specific to Code42.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Drive
8.6
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Versioning
Amazon Drive
7.9
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Video files
Amazon Drive
7.5
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Audio files
Amazon Drive
7.5
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Document collaboration
Amazon Drive
9.8
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Access control
Amazon Drive
9.7
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
File search
Amazon Drive
8.9
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Device sync
Amazon Drive
8.7
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Drive
8.1
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
User and role management
Amazon Drive
9.8
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
File organization
Amazon Drive
8.0
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Device management
Amazon Drive
6.4
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Drive
9.5
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Performance
Amazon Drive
8.7
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Reliability
Amazon Drive
9.9
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Storage Reports
Amazon Drive
9.8
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Pros

Amazon Drive

  • Amazon Drive automatically detects photos and videos in specific folders (that you choose). It will add them to Drive without any action from me.
  • There is a desktop app where you can access all of your files (in addition to web-based access).
Kristin Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • Code42 is the most affordable backup system offering unlimited storage that I could find. I came from SOS Online Backup, which I ultimately decided to drop after my monthly rate for their unlimited plan increased by 20x.
  • With Code42's unlimited storage option, I don't have to worry about the fact that my backups are significant in space. As a photographer with thousands of images at stake, I need to run large backups often.
  • Code42 runs continuously and silently in the background of my desktop computer. It is truly "set and go", so I don't have to think about it when I'm away. It runs until the designated drive has been fully backed up to my cloud storage. It will then automatically email me once the backup is complete (or, it will email me if it encounters any errors).
  • Customer service is above par. Anytime I need help, a chat agent is available (chat is my communication preference), they are always friendly, and go above and beyond to resolve my needs.
Liz Wade | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • The Code42 program installed on your computer is Java-based vs. a native application. While this makes development for Code42 easier, there are a lot of drawbacks to Java programs including more resources usage, less stability, and overall more clunky interface.
  • While this was also in the Pros category - Code42 is an extremely powerful and flexible program, which adds a great deal of complexity. Setting up Code42 isn't always a simple procedure, and depending on the complexity of your backup set, can take a while to tinker around with the settings to get everything to work properly.
  • The Code42 desktop program consists of a Java program front end, as well as a backend service - there are times when the backend service will crash, and the front end Java program will refuse to load. Typically, restarting the service or restarting the computer will resolve the issue, but sometimes more in-depth troubleshooting is required.
  • Perhaps one of the biggest downsides to Code42 is its price - at $10/month/computer Code42 is more than double the price of some existing backup services such as Backblaze (priced at $50/year/computer). To add salt to the wound, about a year and a half ago, Code42 (Crashplan at the time) discontinued their consumer options - which were very reasonably priced at $60/year for a single computer or a family plan priced at $150/year for up to 10 computers. When these options were discontinued, the cost of backing up with Code42 was effectively doubled for the same feature set.
  • Along with the previous example, before Crashplan became Code42, Crashplan had the option to back up to a remote machine on a different network with a free Crashplan account. This option was eliminated when the consumer line of services were discontinued.
  • While the backup service provided by Code42 are still first in class, the above two controversial changes have broken some trust between Code42 and its clients.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.9
Based on 2 answers
No other product works as well.
Clifford Goeke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 6.0
Based on 3 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!
James Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.8
Based on 3 answers
Overall, it is simple to use, lightweight, and effective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 9.7
Based on 6 answers
Overall great software to use for file share, storage, and collaboration. Its security is great and the user management is spot on. The only thing that makes me dock it a point is that the device management as a subset of user management is kind of clunky. It hasn't been an issue yet, but it could compromise security in the future. Overall, would recommend
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 7.2
Based on 9 answers
The good news is that we have not had a need for very much support at all from CrashPlan Pro; however, their support model while adequate does not set them apart from other vendors. CrashPlan Pro has sufficient and adequate support but is not always the easiest to use or find what you are looking for.
David White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.7
Based on 2 answers
Very easy to follow the install guide.
Michael Stepetic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon 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
Miguel Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

OneDrive is not a good backup solution for endpoints. It is for storing a few files and sharing those files but not for business backup. Druva is a very good product that we never had any problems with and I'm not exactly sure why we switched from it. Code42 has some extra features but they also cost quite a bit to use. There are a lot of competitors in this space and whichever one you select, you should negotiate a good price per user for it. I think that for the price Code42 is average to slightly below average in value.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • Our company has a mostly mobile workforce. We had struggled with a way to have everyone's files backed up. A local backup solution wasn't going to cut it, especially for those that never use VPN, and would be a huge administrative burden. Adding a cloud backup solution, with unlimited storage space for every user was a perfect choice.
  • A per a user backup solution it has also aided the helpdesk team with the replacement of computers. It saves a ton of time to be able to image a new computer, start a CrashPlan restore and just give the computer to the user, knowing all their files will be there.
  • We've taken advantage of CrashPlan to recover from a ransomware attack, with zero loss of files. We would have at least lost the affected users' files without a local backup, and restoration of the network share files would have taken a great amount of time if we had to do it via tape.
Alan Richtmyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Drive

General

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

Amazon Drive Editions & Modules

Edition
100 GB1.991
1 TB6.991
2 TB11.991
3 TB179.972
4 TB239.962
5 TB299.952
6 TB359.942
7 TB419.932
8 TB479.922
9 TB539.912
10 TB599.902
20 TB1,199.802
30 TB1,799.702
  1. per month
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

General

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

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) Editions & Modules

Edition
Free 30 Day TrialFree
Standard$62
Premium$92
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Drive
7.8
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Drive
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
9.9

Usability

Amazon Drive
6.0
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
9.8

Performance

Amazon Drive
6.0
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Support Rating

Amazon Drive
9.7
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
7.2

Implementation Rating

Amazon Drive
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
9.7

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