What are the differences between Google Drive and pCloud?

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Let us understand the concepts of Google Drive and pCloud 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.

Features

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

Advantages

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.

Disadvantages

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.

pCloud

It is a personal cloud space where we can store our files and folders. It has a userfriendly interface. The software is available for any devices and platforms like iOS and Android devices, MacOSX, Windows OS, and all Linux distributions.

By installing pCloud on our computer system the application creates a secure virtual drive that expands our local storage space.

Every change that we can make in our pCloud is seen immediately on our system, phone or tablet. All our devices are instantly synchronized and we have direct file access to any update that we do. The cloud storage solution offers web extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox.

Features

The features of pCloud are as follows −

  • Lifetime Subscription

  • pCloud Crypto

  • Access on all devices

  • Share and collaborate

  • Unbreakable security

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Access Controls or Permissions

  • Document Management

  • Search or Filter

  • File Sharing

  • API

  • Document Storage

  • Drag & Drop

  • Unlimited Upload and Download Speed

Advantages

The advantages of pCloud are as follows −

  • With PCloud’s rewind system we never lose a file ever again

  • Protects sensitive files

  • Convenient File Management

  • Easily stores the files from other online platforms.

  • User friendly mobile App

  • Easy access to the files

  • Easy to set up.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of pCloud are as follows −

  • Syncing can be a problem with pCloud

  • It takes a long time for Desktop synchronization.

  • It requires good internet connection.

Differences

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

Google DrivepCloud
Google Drive is owned by Google LLC in the year 2012pCloud was launched in the year 2013 by pCloud AG.
Google Drive offers 15 GB storage for freepCloud offers 10 GB free storage space.
Google Drive has the large number of usersIt has less number of users when compared to Google Drive
Google Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.pCloud provides file sharing, cloud storage service and backup service
Google Drive supports file versioning.pCloud supports file versioning
The maximum file size in Google Drive is 5TB.pCloud maximum file size is unlimited.
Google Drive is still in use and most of the people will use it because of 15GB free space.pCloud is still active.
Google Drive provides more security of data.pCloud provides less security of data when compared to Google drive.
Maximum storage capacity is 30 TB.pCloud is offering 2 TB storage size.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 11:23:14

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