What are the differences between Google Drive and Yandex Disk?

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Let us understand the concepts of Google Drive and Yandex Disk 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.comin 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.

Yandex Disk

Yandex is a Russian company which is famous for its Yandex search engine. It is one of the biggest technology companies which provide various kinds of products and services. It is also popular for owning Russia's most significant search engines and also contributes to various other technologies and internet-related things.

Yandex Disk is provided by Yandex a Russian company which is used as a cloud storage, file synchronization and file sharing service. It allows users to store the files on cloud and enable them to share the files with everything online.

It was launched in the year 2012. The free storage space offered by Yandex Disk is 10 GB and also for paid it offers a limited maximum storage space. The maximum storage space it offers is 1024 GB.

Features

The features of Yandex Disk are as follows −

  • E-Commerce

  • App analytics

  • Music streaming

  • Smart home technology

  • Yandex Browser

  • A voice assistant

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Online advertising

  • App analytics

  • Data management

  • Self-driving cars

  • Maps via Yandex. Maps

  • E-mail services via Yandex.

Advantages

The advantages of Yandex Disk are as follows −

  • Decent pricing plans

  • Office Online

  • Online-only files

  • User experience

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Yandex Disk are as follows −

  • No content control options

  • Weak security

  • Russian privacy laws

  • Not zero-knowledge

Differences

The major differences between Google Drive and Yandex disk are as follows −

Google DriveYandex disk
Google Drive is owned by Google LLC in the year 2012
It was launched by Yandex a Russian Company in the year 2012.
Google Drive offers 15 GB storage for free
It offers up to 10 GB free storage space
Maximum storage capacity is 30 TB.
Yandex maximum storage size is 1024 GB for paid.
Google Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
Yandex offers a cloud storage service and a file hosting service.
The maximum file size in Google Drive is 5TB.
Yandex supports maximum file size 2GB through the web and 50 Gb upload through application.
Google Drive is still in use and most of the people will use it because of 15GB free space.
Yandex is still in use.
Google Drive has no band-width limit.
Yandex band width limit consists of 200% storage per day.
Google Drive has more number of users
Yandex has comparatively less number of users.
Google Drive supports file versioning.
Yandex does not support file versioning.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 09:30:03

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