What are the differences between Google Drive and SugarSync?

Let us understand the concepts of Google Drive and SugarSync 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.


It is one of the longest-running cloud back-up services around started in year 2004. It is a convenient way to back up, sync, and access files from anywhere, anytime. It is one of the simplest file syncing services we have ever seen.

It can sync and securely access our files from the cloud in seconds. It can also save, view, and edit our documents across multiple devices and can manage and share our files the way we want.


The features of SugarSync are as follows −

  • In SugarSync we can safely access and share our files and folders from anywhere.

  • Multi-Folder Syncing

  • Online Backup

  • Sync Any Device

  • File Sharing with Anyone

  • Security & Protection
  • Easy Restoration
  • Mobile Apps


The advantages of SugarSync are as follows −

  • Speed
  • Automatic backup
  • Reliability
  • Sync files
  • Share files and folders
  • Stability


The disadvantages of SugarSync are as follows −

  • Non-existent customer support
  • Duplicate folder
  • After 30 days free version, no longer exists
  • Price is too high
  • Resources decreases


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

Google DriveSugarSync
Google Drive is owned by Google LLC in the year 2012It was launched by J2Global in the year 2009
Google Drive offers 15 GB storage for freeIt does not offer free storage space
Maximum storage capacity is 30 TB.The maximum storage capacity of SugarSync is 60 GB.
The maximum file size in Google Drive is 5TB.SugarSync file size is unlimited.
Google Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.SugarSync offers file synchronization, cloud storage service and a file hosting service.
Google Drive developer API is 0Auth2SugarSync developer API is REST.
Google Drive supports file versioning.SugarSync supports file versioning.
Google Drive has no band-width limit.SugarSync has a band-width limit of 10 GB for free and 250 GB for paid.
Google Drive provides full security on data.SugarSync provides less security on data comparatively.

Updated on: 23-Mar-2022


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