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Difference between Google Drive and Amazon Cloud Drive

Main difference

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

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is an online file storage service developed and launched by Google on April 24, 2012. Using this online storage service, users can easily store their documents, share files, edit documents, etc. on the cloud. Google Drive is integrated with other Google services like 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 of free space to new users and more space is available against charges. Users can see the history of the last 30 days. 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 15 GB of free storage space for each new user, while Amazon Cloud Storage offers 5 GB of free storage for a 30-day 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 Photos Plans for $11.99 per year and Unlimited Everything Plan for $59.99 per year. While Google Drive has, in addition to the free package, five paid package plans ranging from 100GB for €1.99/month to 30TB for €299.9/month.
  4. While uploading or storing the files, Amazon Cloud Storage saves the files faster compared to Google Drive.

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