What are the differences between Google Drive and MiMedia?

Let us understand the concepts of Google Drive and MiMedia before learning the differences between them.

Google Drive

It is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google in the year 2012. It allows users to store files, share files and synchronize files on different devices. In order to access and use a Google drive account, you would need to set up a G-mail account.

Once you've set up your Google account, you can access Google Drive by going to http://drive.Google.com in your web browser.


The features of Google Drive are as follows −

  • Sync Your All Files

  • Save to Google Drive

  • Save Gmail Attachments

  • Work Offline

  • Convert PDFs to Docs

  • Share with Others

  • Scan Documents

  • Upgrade to Google One from Drive


The advantages of Google Drive are as follows −

  • Google drive is providing cloud storage to store your documents

  • No need to save your documents. Whenever you edit some documents in Google drive, there is no fear of not saving it, as it is automatically saved

  • Google Drive is also an offline feature for users with a Google Chrome Browser.

  • Google Drive initially gives 15 GB of free storage space to users, which is more than enough for the average user.

  • Documents that are created and stored on Google Drive are shared with other Google users with a single click. Documents can also be shared with the general public as Google will generate a custom hyperlink for you.


The disadvantages of Google Drive are as follows −

  • If we want more than 15GB of storage users need to purchase the storage.

  • Even though Google is offering paid storage of up to 30 terabytes, it has a restriction in place that files larger than 5 terabytes cannot be viewed within Google Drive.


MiMedia is a new approach for online backup and storage services developed in 2010. It is an innovative way to securely store, protect, accessibility and share our digital data over the cloud.

It also provides online backup, on demand access to all stored files instantly. We can also watch our favourite videos, stream your music, view photo galleries and much more with any computer or mobile device.


The features of MiMedia are as follows −

  • MiMedia shares files and folders,

  • It can schedule backup

  • We can access anytime and from anywhere

  • Edit office document online

  • Remote Access

  • Desktop synchronous

  • File protection

  • Drag and drop support


The advantages of MiMedia are as follows −

  • Interface usability

  • Customer service

  • Large free storage capacity

  • Encryption options

  • Organization features


The disadvantages of MiMedia are as follows −

  • User interface is unfriendly

  • There is no sync folder

  • Advanced sharing options are not there

  • No versioning system

  • Trash bin is not available.

  • There is no client-side encryption


The major differences between MiMedia and Google Drive are as follows −

Google Drive
It offers 10 GB storage space for free
Google Drive offers 15 GB storage for free
MiMedia has less number of users when compared to Drive.
Google Drive has large number of users
The maximum file size in MiMedia is 5GB
The maximum file size in Google Drive is 5TB.
MiMedia is not supporting file versioning.
Google Drive is supporting file versioning.
MiMedia is cloud storage and provides backup service.
Google Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
MiMedia is still in use
Google Drive is still in use and most of the people will use it because of 15GB free space.
MiMedia provides less security of data.
Google Drive provides more security of data.
The Maximum storage capacity in MiMedia is 2TB
Maximum storage capacity is 30 TB.
MiMedia is less costly when compared to Google Drive.
Google Drive is more costly when compared to MiMedia.

Updated on: 17-Mar-2022


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