Amazon Drive (discontinued) vs. SugarSync

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Score 5.5 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
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
SugarSync is a cloud storage and backup solution designed for small businesses.
$7.50
per month
Pricing
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SugarSync
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
100 GB
$7.49
per month
250 GB
$9.99
per month
500 GB
$18.95
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SugarSync
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SugarSync
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SugarSync
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
SugarSync
9.4
8 Ratings
11% above category average
Versioning9.014 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Video files7.021 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Audio files8.019 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Document collaboration9.016 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Access control9.018 Ratings10.08 Ratings
File search8.919 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Device sync8.022 Ratings10.08 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
SugarSync
9.7
8 Ratings
11% above category average
User and role management8.018 Ratings10.07 Ratings
File organization9.020 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Device management8.017 Ratings10.08 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
SugarSync
10.0
8 Ratings
16% above category average
Performance9.024 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Reliability8.023 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Storage Reports9.016 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SugarSync
Small Businesses
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Score 9.8 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)SugarSync
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(24 ratings)
10.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon Drive (discontinued)SugarSync
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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Ziff Davis Inc
When doing daily jobs, if you’re sharing large files, I think Dropbox works a lot better but if you have a system where you’re working within that system and you want to be able to work with that system and have certain folders that you have access to all the time then SugarSync might be just the ticket.
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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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Ziff Davis Inc
  • 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
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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Ziff Davis Inc
  • Can only think of one thing. I have helped others to get going with SugarSync and they if they have problems it is understanding the cloud.... So maybe (if it dosen't exist already) I would like to have a animation of the proces with "flying" folders between desktops, clouds etc. Otherwise SugarSync is just great.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Ziff Davis Inc
1. Freemium model is the ideal marketing for an app like this. 2. Now their sync methods with Android are worse
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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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Ziff Davis Inc
No answers on this topic
Performance
Amazon AWS
It is safe but has little added value.
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Ziff Davis Inc
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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Ziff Davis Inc
Customer service is amazing, they are always fast to respond and very helpful.
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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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Ziff Davis Inc
SugarSync, like all solutions, has its place in the data storage stack within a company. The main reason SugarSync is better than the other solutions is that it enables me to leave my hard drive organized and keep my existing file trees. I don't have to constantly move or copy files to a specific folder if I want them backed up.
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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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Ziff Davis Inc
  • There were some opensource alternatives but we wanted something with better support which SugarSync offers.
  • We achieved faster project collaboration with SugarSync.
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