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Top Rated
43 Ratings

Google Drive

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Google Drive ranks higher in 3 feature sets: File Sharing & Management, Cloud Storage Security & Administration, Cloud Storage Platform

File Sharing & Management

8.7

Google Drive

87%
7.7

MediaFire

77%
Google Drive ranks higher in 7/7 features

Versioning

8.5
85%
176 Ratings
8.0
80%
12 Ratings

Video files

8.3
83%
166 Ratings
7.9
79%
20 Ratings

Audio files

8.7
87%
161 Ratings
7.9
79%
20 Ratings

Document collaboration

9.3
93%
194 Ratings
7.8
78%
14 Ratings

Access control

8.7
87%
191 Ratings
7.2
72%
15 Ratings

File search

8.5
85%
195 Ratings
7.9
79%
21 Ratings

Device sync

8.5
85%
182 Ratings
7.2
72%
18 Ratings

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

8.7

Google Drive

87%
7.8

MediaFire

78%
Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

User and role management

8.9
89%
178 Ratings
7.7
77%
13 Ratings

File organization

8.5
85%
189 Ratings
8.0
80%
20 Ratings

Device management

8.7
87%
101 Ratings
7.9
79%
14 Ratings

Cloud Storage Platform

8.7

Google Drive

87%
7.8

MediaFire

78%
Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

Performance

8.7
87%
188 Ratings
8.1
81%
21 Ratings

Reliability

8.9
89%
190 Ratings
7.5
75%
21 Ratings

Storage Reports

8.5
85%
89 Ratings
7.9
79%
15 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Drive is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Google Drive

89%
197 Ratings
7.6

MediaFire

76%
21 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.9

Google Drive

99%
5 Ratings

MediaFire

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.2

Google Drive

62%
37 Ratings

MediaFire

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.4

Google Drive

94%
14 Ratings

MediaFire

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.1

Google Drive

61%
83 Ratings

MediaFire

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.0

Google Drive

90%
1 Rating

MediaFire

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Google Drive

80%
9 Ratings

MediaFire

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Drive

Drive works wonders as a cloud storage tool for simple to medium complex projects. It allows any digital operation to grow remote and adds remote capabilities to collaborating on digital projects. For a small-medium operation, is an affordable option only bested by a NAS or any other kind of physical on-site storage solution. UI/UX is easy to understand and there's a very short learning curve to it. For bigger or multi-format operations where complex software files are to be used, I'd advise exploring more specific options.
Juan Miguel Rojas | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

MediaFire is a great cloud storage platform for individual users or specific departments to use. There isn't enough enterprise management tools for MediaFire to be used in larger companies that need to control the tools that their end-users are using. Setting up the MediaFire cloud platform is pretty straightforward so you don't necessarily need a dedicated storage team to get it up and running and do day-to-day administration.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Google Drive

  • Any user with access can store a file using different platforms like Android, IOS, Windows, or Ubuntu (Desktop version)
  • You can share files with any number of different users with different access rights or you can even keep it public by providing the access link and assign different rights for public access
  • You can open Excel/Word files using google software Sheets/Docs in the browser environment without having to install software like Microsoft Office etc on your Windows OS
Humayun Farooqi | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

  • FileDrop feature. This is an amazing functionality that increases collaboration among our team. People can drop files in a specific folder related to a project and we can keep it organized.
  • Mobile Apps for Android and iOS. The apps works pretty well and you can carry your files everywhere.
  • Regular and Instant Uploads - MediaFire checks for the exact same file in the cloud. If it finds it, the upload will be instant. Otherwise, it proceeds with regular upload.
  • Multiple Upload Types - Basic, Flash and HTML5
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google Drive

  • Having a little bit more control and clarity over what is shared and how it is shared would be a useful improvement.
  • Could be more robust and flexible as far as assigning restrictions.
  • Google Sheets could be enhanced because Excel really is not there yet as a product with equal capabilities as there are still quite a few limitations to the functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

  • Download Page - When you generate a link to download some files it redirects users to a specific page where they can download the file. The page is sometimes confusing and with a lot of ads which can be a little bit annoying.
  • Customization Option - you can find a customization section in "Settings", but there are just a few things that you can really customize. Maybe improving this would be nice to allow you personalize your environment (for companies, for instance).
  • Blocked options for the free version - There are a lot of interesting options that are available just for business and pro versions. If you could at least test it before upgrading your version it would help users decide.
  • Lack of PC sync client - Would be great if you could install a PC client that would synchronize your files.
  • Problems when refreshing your files list in the browser. Sometimes it gets slow and you have to refresh the entire page to continue.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Drive

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per month

Google Drive Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$6.001
Business$12.001
EnterpriseContact Vendor for Quote1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

MediaFire

General

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

Starting Price

MediaFire Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.9
Based on 5 answers
For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
Sumant Luhar | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Google Drive

Google Drive 6.2
Based on 37 answers
It's easy enough to use for computer users of all ages and skill levels. I am an advanced user, and I think the hardest part might be showing someone how to download and set up the app on their device if they weren't too familiar with computers, but overall it is very easy to understand.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.4
Based on 14 answers
The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Google Drive

Google Drive 6.1
Based on 83 answers
It takes a few days for customer support to get back to you. Although, I have not had to use support too often. Once you get an email back, they are very thorough and work hard to fix the problem quickly. It is a really great resource and a great way to get the help you need if you're stuck. A phone call also works quickly but you have to call during specific times.
Kaya Gabriella | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The effective google workspace using training that my organization received and was conducted by me (as a team lead of the ICT team) was mind-blowing and as a result, our staff is performing well in terms of using the application for their daily jobs than before. Now, in my institution, all teachers and all the administrative personnel are very much interested in cloud storage facilities, in previous my institution was afraid of losing all important documents in the cloud storage. But, after having received the training they are now realized that if anyone has only one google account then he or she can use 15GB of cloud storage freely and they are now happy because now it is not necessary for anyone to carry the traditional pen drive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.0
Based on 9 answers
It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
Elizabeth Sullivan-Hasson | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Google Drive

Google Drive was the 1st Product that I evaluated of its kind about 15 years ago. I used it then and I still use it. You do not require anything else. It is flexible, easy to use, and accessible. It also gives you a very decent space of 15 GB free of charge. Who needs anything else?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

Mediafire needs to improve the end user usability and design. The file encryption at rest and transfer needs to be available which is a default feature in most cloud based storage providers. 3rd party integration needs to improved like outlook etc for ease of file storage and access. The large file allowance ranks above other providers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google Drive

  • It is best to use if your university has partnered with Google. Unlimited Cloud Storage plus simplicity is evert student's dream!
  • It would be good, though, if Google would partner with other companies to be able to support/run other file types.
  • It is not pricey for all it's worth!
Nicolas Van Levi Buenviaje | TrustRadius Reviewer

MediaFire

  • Thanks to MediaFire I have been able to recover information stored many years ago on their servers, since they usually do not delete files after a certain time.
  • It has helped me to be able to backup sensitive information from long before the existence of massive clouds, so if you did not make these backups you had to lose all the information, but thanks to half fire that did not happen to me.
john ritchie | TrustRadius Reviewer

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