Amazon Drive is a cloud storage service launched by Amazon in 2011, it’s a very safe and secure cloud infrastructure which is well designed and reliable using D3 services (same as many cloud companies that use it to store data). The drive leverages resources from AWS (Amazon Web Services) and is built on top of it.
They offer 5 GB of free storage which can be upgraded on payment and is built into Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Video application.
Amazon Drive enables users to have features like cloud storage, file sharing and photo printing (Applicable only in specific countries).
It even has multilingual support which enables users all across the globe to use it in their regional language.
Data can be accessed and transferred from multiple devices including mobile applications and desktop web browsers.
Amazon Drive is compatible with almost all devices including mac and windows. Though it has many of the mentioned merits they also have some demerits.
Amazon Drive can only be used for personal and non-commercial uses, one cannot use it for commercial purposes or any businesses.
Amazon does not provide automatic file synchronisation/backup on the web, disabling people from accessing their latest desktop version of all their documents and images.
Amazon Drive's services are unavailable in certain countries/zones.
Backblaze is a company that provides cloud storage and data backup services. It was founded in 2007 by Gleb Budman, Billy Ng, Nilay Patel, Brian Wilson, Tim Nufire, Damon Uyeda, and Jones.
The firm's two primary products are B2 Cloud Storage and Computer Backup, which are aimed at the commercial and consumer sectors. In addition, Backblaze launched a new project, Backblaze B2 cloud storage, in September 2015. It is focused on software integration for many types of enterprises. Backblaze has four data centers, three situated in the United States and one in the European Union.
The files are encrypted on the user's PC, then transferred to Backblaze via an encrypted SSL connection, and stored in the encrypted format. Encryption had to be an option for B2. Some scenarios would require encryption, while others would not.
Backblaze B2 saves the information you access. For example, you can upload just encrypted data and use a third-party integration to encrypt data before sending it to Backblaze B2 or keeping data without encryption.
In addition, data in Backblaze B2 can be protected from ransomware by employing object locks and third-party integrations, which make the data non-erasable and non-modifiable for a user-defined period.
Backblaze B2 provides users with 10GB of free storage and unlimited storage for paid customers with no maximum file size.
The following table highlights the major differences between Amazon Drive and Backblaze B2 −
|Amazon Drive||Backblaze B2|
|Offers 5 GB of free storage||Offers 10 GB of free storage|
|Limited storage space up to 30 TB||Unlimited storage space|
|Cannot use it for commercial purposes||Can be used for both commercial and personal uses|
|Not available globally||Available globally|
|No file versioning supported||Supports file versioning|