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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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SugarSync

As with all file sharing, remote teams - the combination of being able to work alongside colleagues - or remotely (including "on a plane" / without Internet) - but always have your files saved locally makes it very easy to adopt.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
SugarSync
7.2
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
SugarSync
5.1
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
SugarSync
8.2
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
SugarSync
8.2
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
SugarSync
5.5
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.0
SugarSync
8.4
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
SugarSync
7.6
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
SugarSync
7.2

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
SugarSync
8.1
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
SugarSync
7.4
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
SugarSync
8.7
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
SugarSync
8.3

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
SugarSync
8.1
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
SugarSync
8.0
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
SugarSync
7.1
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
SugarSync
9.3

Pros

  • Fast synced data across all of your devices – Desktops, Tablets and Phones.
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage space for all of your important media, files and documents from a reputable company.
  • Extremely helpful and friendly technical support staff who goes above and beyond when you need their help – even if the issue was a user's fault.
  • Seamless integration for your digital files. Plays very well with other popular services.
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  • Sync files in any folder - rather than forcing you to store them in a certain place (Although this can be confusing too)
  • Works in the background - although this is true for all
  • You can share with others - including those who do not use SugarSync
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Cons

  • They seem to have reduced their tiered payment options to just two, which might be difficult to swallow for first-time users. The gap between payment options jumps from $11.99 per year to $60.00 per year with no middle ground between them. A pay for what you use option (like they offer in their Amazon Web Services tool) would be nice to see.
  • It can feel cumbersome to manage your files once they make it to the cloud. Issues with duplicate files is commonplace and a hassle to find and deal with after a file has already been uploaded. So in fewer words, better post-upload organization options would be lovely.
  • As primarily a desktop user, I'm disappointed by how poor the experience is compared to mobile. The mobile app is speedy and intuitive, but the desktop versions, including both Windows and Mac, can be painfully slow and hard to use.
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  • Once you go over your storage quota once, it seems that the account will not work properly with syncing.
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Likelihood to Renew

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SugarSync9.0
Based on 3 answers
Despite the problems we have had with SugarSync, using it as a one time backup, SugarSync works great
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive6.2
Based on 2 answers
Because Amazon Cloud Drive is very easy to use.
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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We use Amazon Web Services, WorkZone and Wiredrive to have multiple backups
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • I've used it for 9 years, so the impact is definitely positive. It has enabled me to always feel confident that I won't lose my data.
  • At times when I have accidentally saved-over rather than saved-as, the versioning tool allows me to quickly find the old version and recover it.
  • The mobile application makes my data available to me at all times - increasing my ability to do business from anywhere.
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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

SugarSync

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