What are the differences between Google Drive and RapidShare?

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Let us understand the concepts of Google Drive and Rapidshare 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.

RapidShare

RapidShare is an online file hosting service started in the year 2002 by Christian Schmid and dissolved in the year 2015.

Features

The features of RapidShare are as follows −

  • It is an online file storage service that helps to upload multiple files and generate a private download links

  • With the help of the link we can share the content to anyone

  • Uploading files to Rapidshare is easy just select the file and click the “Upload” button

  • We can also use the Flash-based upload manager that allows us to upload up to three files at a time.

  • The size limit for RapidShare files is 500 MB, but we can split up larger archives if necessary.

  • The free account has some limitations like files can only be downloaded 10 times and the RapidShare links are erased after 60 days of inactivity.

  • The RapidShare Premium account is much faster.

  • The sign up for RapidShare is free and helps us to manage files in an organized way.

Advantages

The advantages of RapidShare are as follows −

  • Easy to use

  • It is fast and efficient file storage.

  • It has a Flash uploader.

The disadvantage is that there are certain limitations in free accounts.

Differences

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

RapidShare
Google Drive
RapidShare was launched in the year 2001 by Christian Schmid.
Google Drive is owned by Google LLC in the year 2012.
RapidShare offers limited storage for free.
Google Drive offers 15 GB storage for free.
RapidShare offers limited storage space for paid accounts.
Maximum storage capacity is 30 TB.
For free accounts the RapidShare is offering that files can be downloaded only 10 times.
In Google Drive files can be downloaded multiple times.
RapidShare's maximum size per file is 500 MB.
The maximum file size in Google Drive is 5TB.
RapidShare band-width limit is based on paid plans.
Google Drive has no band-width limit.
RapidShare service was suspended in 2015.
Google Drive is still in use and most of the people will use it because of 15GB free space.
RapidShare provides file hosting service and online backup service.
Google Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
RapidShare provides less security of data when compared to Google Drive.
Google Drive provides more security of data.
RapidShare had less number of users when compared to Google Drive.
Google Drive has large number of users.
raja
Updated on 22-Mar-2022 12:58:32

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