Difference Between Google Drive and Amazon Cloud Drive


Main Difference

There are lot of online storage platforms where you can save any kind of data instead of storing it in your computer, laptop or mobile device. These online storage platforms are like electronic locker or safe and no one can steal and access your data without your permission. There are two famous cloud storage services that are providing web based storage services to million of users across the world. Here we will discuss about Google Drive and Amazon Cloud Drive and differences between two.

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is an online file storage service developed and launched by Google on April 24, 2012. By using this online storage service, users can easily store their documents, share files, edit documents, etc. in the cloud. Google Drive is integrated with other services of Google such as Google Docs, Sheets and Slides and office suite that make it easy for users to easily edit their documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, etc. It offers 16GB free space to new users and more space is available against charges. Users can see the previous 30 days history. Google Drive is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad.


What is Amazon Cloud Storage?

Amazon Cloud Storage is an online file storage service developed and launched by Amazon on March 29, 2011. It is a place for your every digital data. Amazon Cloud Storage is offering its services via free mobile apps and access from computer. It has built-in 18 apps to make your work easy and simple. Amazon Cloud Storage offers unlimited photo storage for users for just $11.99 per year in which 5Gb space is allocated for storage of other files like videos and documents. Next plan storage plan of Amazon is of $59.99 per year plan that offers the users to save anything without any limitation. The storage space of Amazon Cloud Storage can be accessed from eight specific devices that are mobile devices, computers, Mac, web browsers, etc.


Key Differences

  1. Google Drive offers 15GB free storage space to every new user while Amazon Cloud Storage offers 5GB free storage for 30 days trial period.
  2. Google Drive has over 100 built-in apps while Amazon Cloud Storage has just 18 apps.
  3. Amazon Cloud Storage has only two plans: Unlimited Photo Plans for $11.99 per year and Unlimited Everything Plan for $59.99 per year. While Google Drive has – in addition to free package – five pay package plans ranges from 100GB for $1.99/month to 30TB for $299.9/month.
  4. While uploading or storing the files, Amazon Cloud Storage save the files more quickly as compare to Google Drive.
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