Amazon Drive (discontinued) vs. SmartVault

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
SmartVault
Score 5.2 out of 10
N/A
SmartVault is a file syncing and sharing option from the Houston based company of the same name.
$16
per user/per month
Pricing
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SmartVault
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
Starter
$16
per user/per month
Professional
$20
per user/per month
Accounting Pro
$40
per user/per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SmartVault
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SmartVault
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SmartVault
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
SmartVault
8.3
2 Ratings
2% below category average
Versioning9.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files7.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files8.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration9.016 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Access control9.018 Ratings5.02 Ratings
File search8.919 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Device sync8.022 Ratings00 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
SmartVault
7.0
2 Ratings
21% below category average
User and role management8.018 Ratings9.01 Ratings
File organization9.020 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Device management8.017 Ratings00 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
SmartVault
5.0
2 Ratings
52% below category average
Performance9.024 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Reliability8.023 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Storage Reports9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SmartVault
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)SmartVault
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(24 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(3 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SmartVault
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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SmartVault Corporation
SmartVault sends out a cover letter with the tax returns that includes a link for them to download their tax returns, avoiding the insecurity of an email attachment. It does not include a statement retrieval feature but does work very nicely with a third-party app called FileThis. The majority of the users in the office have not been able to install the Outlook plug-in due to "a certificate error." In five years, SmartVault has not addressed this issue.
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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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SmartVault Corporation
  • Easy navigation
  • Email notifications
  • Document previews
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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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SmartVault Corporation
  • They have cut back on support as have many SaaS companies recently.
  • The documentation can sometimes be a little difficult to follow.
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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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SmartVault Corporation
No answers on this topic
Performance
Amazon AWS
It is safe but has little added value.
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SmartVault Corporation
No answers on this topic
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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SmartVault Corporation
Reaching someone is more difficult than it should be. Also, they don't take possession of known issues always suggesting it is a local PC issue in initial conversations. That, of course, can be frustrating for the end-user.
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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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SmartVault Corporation
Sales team was responsive, price was good, functionality was acceptable
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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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SmartVault Corporation
  • has made sharing documents with large numbers of clients easier
  • has forced us into using their service, or spending time to find a better alternative, in my experience.
  • Speaking personally the product has cost us several thousand dollars over predicted budget costs for a 3-year projection
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