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Dropbox

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Dropbox

I would recommend using Dropbox if you need a clean, organized way to store files long-term. I would not recommend it if the person planned to do editing with a group of collaborators. I think Google Drive is much better suited to that. In Dropbox, it feels more like we all have access to the same document, but we can't collaborate in real-time--we need to take turns editing and re-saving.
Claire Rivero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Great for failing hard drives that need to be cloned (like to SSDs) and for moving computer data to dissimilar hardware.
Not great when you're in a hurry and you need to know exactly how long it will take to clone a drive. You would use a different cloning software at that point (Acronis).
James Buchholz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Dropbox
8.8
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Versioning
Dropbox
8.7
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Video files
Dropbox
8.6
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Audio files
Dropbox
8.8
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Document collaboration
Dropbox
8.5
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Access control
Dropbox
8.9
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
File search
Dropbox
8.7
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Device sync
Dropbox
9.2
Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Dropbox
8.9
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
User and role management
Dropbox
8.6
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
File organization
Dropbox
9.0
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Device management
Dropbox
9.1
Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Cloud Storage Platform

Dropbox
8.9
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Performance
Dropbox
9.0
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Reliability
Dropbox
8.9
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Storage Reports
Dropbox
8.7
Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Pros

Dropbox

  • Dropbox has the ability to automatically sync from other sources. When our Appraisers use their tablets to take pictures, it is set up so that the pictures automatically upload to a folder in Dropbox so that the staff back at the office will then have access to the pictures as well.
  • Dropbox is very easy to use. There is a list of folders on the left-hand side. You simply click and go to each folder to pull up files. You can rename the folders, sort by date, etc.
  • Dropbox has several different options for storage size options. An individual can choose a smaller package or a large corporation could choose bigger packages. There is also a free version that is great for saving pictures from an individual phone or another device.
  • Dropbox has a search feature that saves a lot of time. If you aren't sure where the file you need is, use the search function to quickly find it.
  • Dropbox is cloud based so there are no bulky servers taking up space!
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

  • Clone partitions or entire drives.
  • Change drive from standard to dynamic or dynamic to standard.
Tom Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dropbox

  • There are a couple of rare instances where there's a feature which myself and other Dropbox users want but Dropbox has deemed either not needed or not viable. In those cases, it appears there's little we can do to change Dropbox's mind about enabling/adding the feature.
  • Through their website, I don't believe there's an easy way to see which folders are taking up the most space on your account. There have been a couple instances in the past when I needed to know where the majority of my data was being used and it was frustrating to not have that information available.
Brandon Zell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

  • If it's installed to a CD it takes forever to boot to it. Better off a USB stick.
  • It takes a very long time to clone a failing drive (understandably) and you have no idea how long it will take. Estimated times are not accurate.
James Buchholz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.5
Based on 21 answers
It’s extremely easy to use on any device. I can set access to whole folders or only certain files. I can print, share, and save with very few clicks. I’m able to save high-resolution photos without taking up a ton of space on my phone and can send a link to those files that are too large to email or text.
Jayelynn Willman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dropbox

Dropbox 7.5
Based on 32 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

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not found a need to contact support
Tom Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Dropbox

Dropbox is the most user-friendly when compared to similar software applications. It also seems to have the most functionality built into one program with the exception of maybe ShareFile, however, ShareFile comes at a much higher cost. I am skeptical of the security provided by the likes of Wetransfer. OpenDXM is probably the worst out of the bunch. It typically only works on Internet Explorer and requires a specific version of Java.
Jacob Jeffries | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Paragon is better in some areas, worse in others.
Better at cloning unhealthy drives. Worse at quick clones.
Acronis is a little more intuitive. Paragon has some dialog that I don't think translates well to English.
James Buchholz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dropbox

  • Before Dropbox, we were constantly emailing files back and forth to each other, and didn't have the ability to collaborate on a document without multiple versions floating around. Dropbox makes it easy to send a document, gather corrections, and finalize, which saves us time.
  • Dropbox is simple enough to use, but still with sufficient access control, that I can share specific folders with volunteers, board members, or other partners quickly and easily.
Emily Westergaard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

  • Cut time to transition from standard to SSD by over 60%.
  • Cut time to clone from one system to another.
Tom Schmidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dropbox

General

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

Paragon Hard Disk Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dropbox
8.7
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Dropbox
10.0
Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Usability

Dropbox
8.5
Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Reliability and Availability

Dropbox
9.0
Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Performance

Dropbox
8.8
Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Support Rating

Dropbox
7.5
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
10.0

Online Training

Dropbox
9.0
Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Implementation Rating

Dropbox
10.0
Paragon Hard Disk Manager

Scalability

Dropbox
8.0
Paragon Hard Disk Manager

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