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Score 9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3 Glacier

If your organization has a lot of archival data that it needs to be backed up for safekeeping, where it won't be touched except in a dire emergency, Amazon Glacier is perfect. In our case, we had a client that generates many TB of video and photo data at annual events and wanted to retain ALL of it, pre- and post- edit for potential use in a future museum. Using the Snowball device, we were able to move hundreds of TB of existing media data that was previously housed on multiple Thunderbolt drives, external RAIDs, etc, in an organized manner, to Amazon Glacier. Then, we were able to setup CloudBerry Backup on their production computers to continually backup any new media that they generated during their annual events.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

For file management and sharing, I prefer Dropbox over Google Drive. I find the UI of Dropbox and its implementation into the computer's OS to be excellent, which makes using it incredibly intuitive. For editing files in real time, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc. work a lot better. Seeing changes being made by others as they are doing it is great and I haven't been able to find a way to do this in Dropbox.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.7
Versioning
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.5
Video files
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.5
Audio files
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.6
Document collaboration
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.4
Access control
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
9.0
File search
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.7
Device sync
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
9.2

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.9
User and role management
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.6
File organization
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
9.0
Device management
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
9.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.9
Performance
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
9.1
Reliability
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
9.0
Storage Reports
Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.6

Pros

Amazon S3 Glacier

  • Cheap storage of backup data.
  • Can be used as a part of the entire suite of tools from Amazon, without requiring you to leave the familiar stack.
Rytis Slatkevičius | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • Super fast syncing across devices and very reliable and consistent speeds.
  • "Good enough" security with the supported 2FA and 256-bit AES encryption.
  • Solid sharing and collaborations tools are built-in to the app, UI shell on Windows/Mac and on web browsers.
  • Version/history feature allows you to never lose work or files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon S3 Glacier

  • Accessing data stored in Glacier is slow. That shouldn't be a surprise, but it is undesirable nonetheless.
  • Retrieving a large amount of data can be expensive; Glacier's intended use is as an archive of rarely-accessed data.
  • Some users regard Glacier with fear and uncertainty. Slow retrieval time and high retrieval cost are the greatest risks of using Glacier, and they are also the Glacier interaction that most users have the least experience with.
Gavin Hackeling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • I find it very difficult to share individual folders or subfolders that are within shared folders. For instance, if I want to share just one file, it doesn't allow me to share it with someone who doesn't have access to the shared folder. I don't want to grant access each time to the entire folder, just to the file.
  • I don't love the layout--it's functional, but not inspiring, and it hasn't been updated in so long. It seems as if it's been the same since Dropbox started. I enjoy when products surprise me with functionalities I hadn't even thought of.
  • I don't find the suggestions on the home page helpful. I prefer the layout of Google Drive, where home takes you to things you accessed recently, but also to the entirety of your drive. I don't find the suggestions or the messages on the home page very helpful.
Claire Rivero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox

Dropbox 10.0
Based on 19 answers
Dropbox is a user-friendly, easy tool which requires little to no skill and they offer a free version with a good amount of storage available. There are other file sharing tools available however at a cost. Dropbox free version I have used for years and it serves every purpose I need.
Michelle Hidalgo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon S3 Glacier

Amazon S3 Glacier 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is difficult to delete the data as you have to wait for inventory and then bucket modification has to expire.
Rytis Slatkevičius | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.5
Based on 21 answers
Dropbox requires little to no training. This is a product that can be downloaded on a device and handed to someone who has never used it before. Within minutes, the user would have figured out how to use the majority of functions Dropbox offers.
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Dropbox is really useful, you can access any file from anywhere and you can upload and even edit files online, but, sometimes it can be slow. Downloading, uploading, and syncing is a bit slow, it can take several minutes. Furthermore, the search engine for large amounts of data can be slow too and it is not powerful.
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox

Dropbox 7.4
Based on 38 answers
It has not been necessary to go to customer support lately, since everything works perfectly. However, I must add that at the beginning when I started using Dropbox, and I had any doubts about how it worked, customer support was always attentive and found the best solutions effectively.
Arianna Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox

Dropbox 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I needed to stay current in improving my daily operations. Dropbox
was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since.
Annesa L Lacey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3 Glacier

Since the rest of our infrastructure is in Amazon AWS, coding for sending data to Glacier just makes sense. The others are great as well, for their specific needs and uses, but having *another* third-party software to manage, be billed for, and learn/utilize can be costly in money and time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox has been [easier] for me to use as I am not very tech savvy. When I used Google Drive I had more difficulty uploading, finding files and being able to share documents with others. I did not have this issue when I used Dropbox, and others using it found it as easy as well.
Michelle Melendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon S3 Glacier

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon S3 Glacier

  • Helped us meet compliance requirements while minimizing costs.
  • Simple integration with almost no changes required to our existing S3 management policies.
Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • There was one instance where a client sent me a file (and probably deleted their copy) and I accidentally deleted the file. The file was 300MB and hadn't yet been backed up by my computer's backup system. Luckily Dropbox allowed me to recover the deleted file. I believe they keep deleted files for 30 days.
  • Dropbox has allowed me to operate smoothly as a business with my clients. The file request feature, in particular, is very handy, especially for clients that don't have a Dropbox account.
  • Because my working files are synced with Dropbox, I can easily transition to working on a different computer, or on rare occasions access certain files, in particular, via my phone. Just more features that help keep my business running smoothly.
Brandon Zell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon S3 Glacier

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon S3 Glacier Editions & Modules

Edition
Storage Pricing$0.0041
Expedited Retrieval Pricing$0.031
Retrieval Pricing$0.011
Bulk Retrieval Pricing$0.00251
  1. Per GB Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Dropbox

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Dropbox Editions & Modules

Edition
BasicFree
Plus$11.992
Family$19.992
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3 Glacier
8.0
Dropbox
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
10.0

Usability

Amazon S3 Glacier
6.0
Dropbox
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
9.0

Performance

Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.8

Support Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
7.4

Online Training

Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
9.0

Implementation Rating

Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
10.0

Scalability

Amazon S3 Glacier
Dropbox
8.0

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