Dependable and performant, but the search quality will depend on your file organization practices
November 04, 2021

Dependable and performant, but the search quality will depend on your file organization practices

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Drive

Google Drive is the central repository of documents for the entire company. This includes work-in-progress pieces, finished documents, and operations documents including legal contracts and financial documents. We also store media such as videos, webinar recordings, podcasts, and photos. Individual contributors also use Google Drive to store documents they need in their daily operation, as they see fit.
  • Accessibility from the Google ecosystem of apps
  • Speed
  • Good replacement of a shared drive
  • Search depends on how good the user organizes information
  • Sharing documents requires 4, 5 steps, it would be good to simplify
  • Desktop integrations are not good, see Dropbox for a better implementation
  • Google apps integration
  • Secure dependable storage, that scales
  • Download and upload speeds
  • Unified billing with the rest of the Google apps is great, not to have to think about it
  • IT is seeing lower storage expenses as a result
  • Makes it very easy to replace machines and/or work from guest environments
From Google Drive, we like the simplicity of having a single vendor, and the integration with the rest of Google Apps. From Dropbox, we like the smooth desktop integration and the cheap storage plans.

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The pros of Google Drive are the storage size and speed, and the peace of mind that the data is secure and backed by a large reputable company. For massive text-based storage, the search capability seems a bit behind considering the power of Google search in other domains. The ability to find effectively the document you are looking for will largely depend on how good is the titling and folder structure inside Drive. It does particularly bad when multiple folders share the same names

Google Drive Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
Not Rated
File organization