Difference between OneDrive and CloudMe


OneDrive is a free online cloud storage platform from Microsoft launched in 2007 that lets you store and protect your files, share them with others, and get to them from anywhere on all your devices with a Microsoft account.

OneDrive can be accessed through most operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Android, and Xbox consoles. It is mainly used for professional purposes and is sometimes called “OneDrive for Work/School.”

OneDrive is integrated into all Windows desktops above version Windows 8.1 and Microsoft office 2010 and later. It offers users 5GB of free storage and can be expanded up to 6 TB for personal use and up to 25TB using OneDrive business with a maximum file size of 250 GB that can be uploaded.

OneDrive supports almost all file names and file formats. They also provide users with a personal vault feature that requires another form of identification and automatically locks after a certain amount of time.

Data stored in OneDrive is secured with two-factor authentication and an at-rest and in-transit encryption as standard for all users and file types. However, the OneDrive does not offer zero-knowledge encryption, even with the OneDrive personal vault meaning that the encryption key remains with Microsoft.


CloudMe is a software service that offers cloud storage and file synchronization that is owned and operated by CloudMe AB, a Swedish company and have their servers operated in Sweden. It was founded in 2012 by Daniel Arthursson.

Initially, it was named iCloud.com but had to change it since Apple acquired the domain for a reported amount of 4.5 million US Dollars.

CloudMe has a cloud storage and sync solution that allows users to store, access, and share their stuff with one other and those who aren't using the service. Email, text messaging, Facebook, and Google are all options for sharing.

Files can be saved in a blue folder that syncs across all linked computers and devices. CloudTop.com is a web desktop and cloud OS service that uses CloudMe as its internet file system. They offer 3GB of free storage for their users and can be expanded up to 5TB for businesses with client-side encryption.

The following table highlights the major differences between OneDrive and CloudMe.

Launched in 2007Launched in 2012
Offers users 5GB of free storageThey offer 3GB of free storage to users
Limited storage up to 25TBMaximum storage space is 5TB for businesses
Maximum file size is 250GBNo maximum file sizes
It supports file versioningIt partly supports file versioning
Supports remote accessNo remote access feature available

Updated on: 19-Aug-2021


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