With Google Drive and DropBox hovering over our shoulders like low hanging fruit branches we are always eager to pick the one that is EASIEST for us. Although one may seem more convenient, the other may have more benefits during your time together. Below I am going to go over some of the advantages and disadvantages of both Google Drive and DropBox before stating my preferred choice.
While price should not be your deciding factor, it should be taken into consideration. While your first 15 GB of storage is free on Google Drive the price does steadily increase as the amount of storage grows larger. The beginning price for Google Drive is $2 a month for 100 GB of storage and steadily increases before maxing out at $300 a month for 30 TB. The price for 1 TB is $10 a month, which is about average when it comes to the price-storage ratio.
Starting at 15 GB and storing up to 30 TB per year, Google Drive holds a significant amount of storage for its users compared to other Cloud programs.
One feature that is at the top of my list when using Google Drive is the fact that you can go in and edit documents from anywhere in the world and seconds later another user can edit the same document across the world while in Google Drive (Google Docs, not Microsoft).
Another feature in Google Drive is that you can search through your files through Google’s mega search engine. Imagine that, Google search integrated!
Need an email solution? This is where Google Drive shines. Their $5 per month or $50 per year gives you 30 GB of email hosting and includes Drive for that fee. At the $10 level, you get 1TB of data and it manages your email. So, if you use Google Business Apps to manage your email, it’s really a no brainer vs Dropbox.
Dropbox prices at $10 a month or $100 a year for 1 TB of storage, very similar to Google Drive when looking at price but not near as much storage.
While Google Drive has up to 30 TB worth of storage, Dropbox only has 1 TB (or 1,000 GB) of storage for their users.
Dropbox has been around for a long time and is one of the easier Cloud storage units out of all of the Cloud programs. With that being said it has the brand awareness that the others do not have, therefore it is safe to say that it is the most well known and accepted program within the cloud.
After all of these different comparisons, we have concluded that Google Drive has satisfied more of our needs rather than Dropbox (although we still love Dropbox). With more space at a decent price (AND the ability to handle our email needs too); along with many user friendly benefits to help speed things along, we officially LOVE Google Drive more than we LOVE Dropbox (notice how we still love both).