What are the differences between Google Drive and Wuala?

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Let us understand the concepts of Google Drive and Wuala 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.

Wuala

It is a secure online file storage, file synchronization, versioning and backup service provided by Caleido Inc and developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisserin.

It was developed using Java, offered 5 GB free storage space and was launched in 2008. But in the year 2015, Wuala announced that they are discontinuing its service and all stored data would be deleted on 15 November 2015.

Wuala is a secure cloud storage service that enables users to store, encrypt, sync, backup, and access their files online.

Features

The features of Wuala are as follows −

  • Keep files private

  • Share files with other registered and unregistered users

  • Publish files

  • Backup

  • File synchronization

  • File versioning

Advantages

The advantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • More space is available in Wuala

  • The uploads automatically encrypted

  • Bandwidth can adjust

  • Supports mobile devices

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • It will be slow at any time

  • It is an operating system dependent

  • It requires a separate program to work with files.

Differences

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

Wuala
Google Drive
Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
Google Drive is owned by Google LLC in the year 2012
Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
Google Drive offers 15 GB storage for free
The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB
Maximum storage capacity is 30 TB.
Wuala provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
Google Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
Wuala provides less security comparatively.
Google Drive provides more security of data.
Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
Google Drive is still in use and most of the people will use it because of 15GB free space.
Wuala supports file versioning.
Google Drive also supports file versioning.
Wuala initially had a referral system but later it was suspended.
Google Drive does not have a referral system.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 06:01:25

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