In today's post we will talk about the importance of cloud storage In current times, the differences between google drive Y drop box, and which system you should choose.
Cloud storage systems allow you to save files online and then open them from any device anywhere, as we saw in previous posts: (Google Drive File Stream)
What are Google Drive and Dropbox?
google drive is a cloud data hosting service created by Google. It has a free version that gives 15 GB of storage. In case you use it for professional purposes, there is also the version Google Drive Enterprise. This version is included in all three G Suite plans (Read What is G Suite?), granting 30 GB in the Basic plan, up to 1 TB in the Business plan and unlimited space in the Enterprise plan.
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On the other hand we have drop box, Like Google Drive, it is a tool that allows you to store files on the Internet on a virtual hard drive, and access the information from the device you want and whenever you want.
What are the main differences between these two systems?
1. Document support
google drive supports a wide range of files. To be more exact, it supports up to 30 file types. It even allows you to view both Autodesk and Photoshop files. Also, if an online document is from Microsoft, it automatically becomes a document from Microsoft. GoogleDrive. This makes it a storage platform with very high compatibility.
On the other hand, drop box, Unlike googledrive, does not support online opening of any of the aforementioned file types. Therefore, all documents must be downloaded to the computer in order to be viewed or edited.
2. Cost and benefit
Both services offer a space of free limited storage. However, while Drive offers 15 GB in its free version, Dropbox only has 2 GB. Additionally, free Google Drive offers plans of 100GB for ?1.99/month, 200GB for ?2.99/month and 2TB for ?9.99/month. As for the professional plans, as we said before, they range from 30 Gb to unlimited.
Instead, Dropbox offers in addition to the free version, a 2TB plan for ?9.99/month and a 3TB plan for ?16.58/month.
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3. Deleted files
Each system has its own way of recovering old deleted files or previous versions of a file.
google drive save up to 30 days of versions per document, or up to 100 reviews of the file.
Dropbox has unlimited versions of your files up to 30 days, and you are versions are not taken into account for total storage space.
4. Share documents
So much google drive What drop box allow you to share files via email, by generating a link, or via a shared folder. In google drive it's possible configure permissions so that the receiver can see the file, and, if preferred, cannot edit it.
Also, google drive is only compatible with Mac and Windows, while drop box it is also with Linux.
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