Amazon Drive (discontinued) vs. OneDrive

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Score 6.1 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
OneDrive
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
OneDrive from Microsoft is a cloud storage and file syncing service.
$5
per month
Pricing
Amazon Drive (discontinued)OneDrive
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
OneDrive for Business Plan 1
$5.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
$5.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
OneDrive for Business Plan 2
$10.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
$12.50
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)OneDrive
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOneDrive can be purchased as a standalone tool, or as part of a Microsoft 365's business suite.
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Community Pulse
Amazon Drive (discontinued)OneDrive
Considered Both Products
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
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)
OneDrive is a lot more known if you have an Office 365 environment at work. Or at home with things preinstalled. Azure is a huge cloud and Amazon is the only thing that could rival it. Amazon Cloud Drive is a nice way to add another point for redundancy to keep files safe.
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)
Without the "free" photo storage I wouldn't use Amazon Drive. It's really not suited to business use.
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)
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)
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)
The functionality/integration of Amazon Cloud Drive is unbeatable. The syncing/usage/add-ons is no where near some of the others like OneDrive or Dropbox.
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.
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 …
OneDrive
Chose OneDrive
I would say OneDrive is better than Amazon and Dropbox and about on par with iCloud and Google. OneDrive was best for us since we are a Microsoft shop. Its storage, collaboration, and office integration made it the best option for us. Google Drive is also used by us when …
Chose OneDrive
Prior to OneDrive, our official backup recommendation was to copy important files to a personal folder on a mapped Network Drive. OneDrive blows this out of the water in terms of convenience and ease of use.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amazon Drive (discontinued)OneDrive
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
OneDrive
7.6
113 Ratings
10% below category average
Versioning9.014 Ratings8.289 Ratings
Video files7.021 Ratings6.5100 Ratings
Audio files8.019 Ratings7.194 Ratings
Document collaboration9.016 Ratings7.9107 Ratings
Access control9.018 Ratings7.9108 Ratings
File search8.919 Ratings7.9113 Ratings
Device sync8.022 Ratings8.0111 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
OneDrive
7.4
108 Ratings
16% below category average
User and role management8.018 Ratings7.396 Ratings
File organization9.020 Ratings7.7108 Ratings
Device management8.017 Ratings7.391 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
8.7
24 Ratings
3% above category average
OneDrive
7.3
112 Ratings
15% below category average
Performance9.024 Ratings8.0111 Ratings
Reliability8.023 Ratings7.1112 Ratings
Storage Reports9.016 Ratings7.086 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Amazon Drive (discontinued)OneDrive
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 9.6 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)OneDrive
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(24 ratings)
7.6
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(12 ratings)
Performance
6.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(3 ratings)
8.0
(36 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon Drive (discontinued)OneDrive
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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Microsoft
I'll start with what I would not use OneDrive for! I would not use it as a primary source for code repository, there are other more robust tools out there that can help you with storing and making available code repos. Where I would use OneDrive is in a platform for managing files, and with that I mean any file that can be saved offline and access a OneDrive access point, share, or mount. This could be personal, business, or data from a system that is saved in a standard file format. The OneDrive platform is great for documents collaboration as well, with the ability to allow for share and links to be provided to for easy access and collaboration. I would also recommend if you are someone who likes to use cloud services and rely less and less on offline storage. OneDrive excels in this area!
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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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Microsoft
  • Sync functions allow to access work virtually anywhere
  • Collaboration options make working with others easier, increasing productivity
  • It works seamlessly in different devices
  • The one drive online functions allows to use office programs like work and excel without having them installed in a device
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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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Microsoft
  • I wish OneDrive would allow you to sync multiple personal/individual accounts to your computer. At this time, you can only sync one account at a time. That means that my personal OneDrive and individual corporate OneDrive can't be synced to my computer at the same time.
  • OneDrive has a file size limitation of 15 GB. I know that that is a very large amount, but I have several files that are larger than 15 GB that I wish I could get to sync. I'm hoping that file size limitation changes in the future.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Due to its tight integration into the Microsoft ecosystem and its bundling into the Office 365 service, continued use of the product is all but guaranteed. Unless there's a shift away from Microsoft, I can see no competing product offering the same ease of use and integrations taking the place of OneDrive
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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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Microsoft
Using OneDrive is very intuitive and has been improved over the years. It's just like using native file management on either your Mac or PC. It's drag and drop functionality is easy and it clearly shows when files are uploaded to the cloud or if there are errors
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Performance
Amazon AWS
It is safe but has little added value.
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Microsoft
It has a good performance, the pages load normally, access to the files, management, reports, everything is working well. With regard to integration with other systems, we have not done so yet.
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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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Microsoft
It's a Microsoft product so there is a wealth of information online both from Microsoft directly and from millions of users but as a corporate user we also have access to direct Microsoft support through a variety of avenues (phone, email, etc.). This makes finding answers to issues more accessible, however, it does also mean that any new feature requests will get buried.
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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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Microsoft
Box is another file-sharing application that is very similar to OneDrive. Box falls short of OneDrive in its syncing capabilities. OneDrive is very quick with syncing so you never have to be concerned that you are not using the most up-to-date materials. Box was always a bit delayed and did not always accurately sync across systems. OneDrive benefits from being backed by Microsoft, so you expect the connection across applications that it allows. OneDrive also provides consistency for use and intuitive understanding because of that Microsoft consistency. I'd prefer OneDrive over Box.
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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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Microsoft
  • OneDrive allows us to save much time on creating and archiving backup copies of our data. Microsoft gives a guarantee on the possibility of recovery of files or folders even from 30 days ago. It provides a great comfort of work.
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