Amazon Drive (discontinued) vs. Google Drive

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Score 5.6 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Drive allows users to aggregate all of their digital content, including photos and videos, in one place. The Cloud Drive is build in to Amazon devices. Users have secure access from any computer, or via their free mobile apps. Amazon Drive offers a free 3-month trial, and pricing packages based on what type of storage users seek. For $11.99/yr, users can store unlimited photos plus 5GB of videos and other files. For $59.99/yr, users can upgrade to unlimited everything (photos, videos,…
$1.99
per month
Google Drive
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Google Drive is a cloud file storage, synchronization, and collaboration platform and service, that features Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for document editing and presentation.
$6
per month
Pricing
Amazon Drive (discontinued)Google Drive
Editions & Modules
100 GB
$1.99
per month
1 TB
$6.99
per month
2 TB
$11.99
per month
3 TB
$179.97
per year
4 TB
$239.96
per year
5 TB
$299.95
per year
6 TB
$359.94
per year
7 TB
$419.93
per year
8 TB
$479.92
per year
9 TB
$539.91
per year
10 TB
$599.90
per year
20 TB
1,199.80
per year
30 TB
1,799.70
per year
Basic
$6.00
per month
Business
$12.00
per month
Enterprise
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per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)Google Drive
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.
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Community Pulse
Amazon Drive (discontinued)Google Drive
Considered Both Products
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
If you compare based on functionality and user-friendliness, other services like Google Drive and Dropbox are better options. However, if you are simply looking for somewhere to securely and reliably host your digital files, Amazon Cloud Drive is a great option. Adding to that …
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
This is about the same as Google Drive except I don't feel it's as organized or looks as nice as Google Drive does. It could do a lot more in terms of making it more visually pleasing and make it look more organize. It doesn't stack up to GitHub in the sense that it's not good …
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Less costly compared to other cloud storage providers available in the market. Amazon Drive gives us [the] option to store and backup data with less or minimal effort from dev side. [Therefore,] we don't need to hire a specific developer for that. As we plan to extend or …
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Actually I think both Box and Dropbox are easier to use and have better features for sharing files, especially if you need password security on those files, but Amazon is better for storing tons of data. Box and Dropbox are much more expensive to store a lot of files.
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
We're already inside the Amazon portal so often for sourcing, the cloud storage was an easy extension. It is included in our Prime membership so it was an easy option. Furthermore, the functionality is beyond simple, helping to sell the software internally and gain support …
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
ACD has lagged behind its competition. I would like to see more space and more features. Its main strength is the Amazon support.
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
When compared to other solutions, Amazon is the dominant household name. With that said it is a bit more expensive than the competition. Namely, Google and their entry into the cloud solutions game is being priced very aggressively and in certain cases much cheaper than Amazon. …
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
I use this product in conjunction with other products to store information. As a storage solution it performs as expected, it's use as a business application could be open to improvement mainly due to the lack of collaboration, lock off of files, etc. However, its photo storage …
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Amazon Cloud drive stacks up poorly against the other products with less number of options and features while having costlier plans. I would not substitute any of the other products with Amazon Cloud drive as it still has a long way to go when it comes to better features and …
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Honesty.. I would rather choose Dropbox or OneDrive over Amazon Cloud due to no mobile application or file sync. Amazon does not offer folder sharing but does offer file sharing. The only way for me to use amazon cloud drive over others is music. Amazon Cloud Drive is ideal for …
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
We selected Amazon due to the large reliable brand name behind ACD and the ability of it to be nested within other services. While Microsoft and Google were strong options, we decided that ACD had a better cost and availability uptime compared to other services. Dropbox has …
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Since this was used for a class, it was mandatory to use amazon. I have not used any other cloud storage spaces for the same purpose that i have used amazon cloud for, so the comparison might not be valid. The other two services i have used from google and apple are free of …
Chose Amazon Drive (discontinued)
The other services have a better computer syncing software, but the unlimited photo and video space for a small annual fee is unsurpassed by the competition.
Google Drive
Chose Google Drive
I feel that using google drive is much simpler compared to the Amazon Cloud Drive. Mastering the usage of the google drive will take much less effort and time as compared to that of Amazon cloud. Though I have never crossed the free storage limit, I know that Amazon charges …
Chose Google Drive
Google Drive is far and away better than other products in cost and ease of use. When you add access to tools and easy collaboration, there really is no competition. Others are good for storage and sharing but not easy to collaborate in. Given the number of users Google has, …
Chose Google Drive
The ease with which allows the user to manipulate their files and share them, in addition to its simple but efficient interface makes it the preferred option.
Chose Google Drive
The Google Drive facility has no comparison. It's free, you can have it on your cell phone and you only need a connection to the internet. Everything is saved and safe in your Gmail email address. That is an advantage that other programs do not offer. That is why Google Drive …
Chose Google Drive
I prefer Google for price, speed, and brand recognition.
Chose Google Drive
Google drive effectively stands out against Amazon's cloud storage solution due to the easy to use interface, easy file management software and integration with other products. Google Drive is also effective against Amazon in terms of price, and performance reliablitiy due to …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amazon Drive (discontinued)Google Drive
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
8.4
24 Ratings
0% below category average
Google Drive
8.8
206 Ratings
4% above category average
Versioning9.014 Ratings8.6182 Ratings
Video files7.021 Ratings8.1175 Ratings
Audio files8.019 Ratings8.3169 Ratings
Document collaboration9.016 Ratings9.2203 Ratings
Access control9.018 Ratings9.0201 Ratings
File search8.919 Ratings8.9205 Ratings
Device sync8.022 Ratings9.1192 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
8.3
22 Ratings
4% below category average
Google Drive
8.4
200 Ratings
3% below category average
User and role management8.018 Ratings8.4189 Ratings
File organization9.020 Ratings8.1199 Ratings
Device management8.017 Ratings8.799 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
8.7
24 Ratings
2% above category average
Google Drive
8.8
200 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance9.024 Ratings8.6198 Ratings
Reliability8.023 Ratings9.2200 Ratings
Storage Reports9.016 Ratings8.587 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Amazon Drive (discontinued)Google Drive
Small Businesses
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)Google Drive
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(24 ratings)
8.8
(207 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(3 ratings)
8.9
(37 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
6.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(3 ratings)
7.9
(48 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon Drive (discontinued)Google Drive
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
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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Google
It is possible to share files and folders with up to 200 email addresses, as well as with persons outside the company.Use the drop-down arrow to select who may see, comment on, or change the file or folder before sending out an invitation.I am very much impressed with this feature
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • 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).
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Google
  • Any user with access can store a file using different platforms like Android, IOS, Windows, or Ubuntu (Desktop version)
  • You can share files with any number of different users with different access rights or you can even keep it public by providing the access link and assign different rights for public access
  • You can open Excel/Word files using google software Sheets/Docs in the browser environment without having to install software like Microsoft Office etc on your Windows OS
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • 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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Google
  • Having a little bit more control and clarity over what is shared and how it is shared would be a useful improvement.
  • Could be more robust and flexible as far as assigning restrictions.
  • Google Sheets could be enhanced because Excel really is not there yet as a product with equal capabilities as there are still quite a few limitations to the functionality.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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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Google
It's easy enough to use for computer users of all ages and skill levels. I am an advanced user, and I think the hardest part might be showing someone how to download and set up the app on their device if they weren't too familiar with computers, but overall it is very easy to understand.
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Reliability and Availability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
Always available
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Performance
Amazon AWS
It is safe but has little added value.
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Google
The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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
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Google
It takes a few days for customer support to get back to you. Although, I have not had to use support too often. Once you get an email back, they are very thorough and work hard to fix the problem quickly. It is a really great resource and a great way to get the help you need if you're stuck. A phone call also works quickly but you have to call during specific times.
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In-Person Training
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
The effective google workspace using training that my organization received and was conducted by me (as a team lead of the ICT team) was mind-blowing and as a result, our staff is performing well in terms of using the application for their daily jobs than before. Now, in my institution, all teachers and all the administrative personnel are very much interested in cloud storage facilities, in previous my institution was afraid of losing all important documents in the cloud storage. But, after having received the training they are now realized that if anyone has only one google account then he or she can use 15GB of cloud storage freely and they are now happy because now it is not necessary for anyone to carry the traditional pen drive.
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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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Google
In short, Google Drive is better for independent users who store a normal amount of stuff. OneDrive makes more sense for businesses and teams that are doing heavy-duty storage or large-scale syncing. Realistically, though, most users will fall somewhere in between the two, where either platform would meet their needs.
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Scalability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
I have always been able to access
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • 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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Google
  • It has given our operation remote capabilities
  • Easier to access and understand client's need through collaborative enviroment
  • availability to digital resources fast and easy
  • saved our operation hundreds of dollars in physical storage (both investment and maintenance)
  • our operation became easier for new staff to get onboard: small learning curve to use it
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