What are the differences between iCloud and RapidShare?

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Let us understand the concepts of iCLoud and RapidShare before learning the differences between them.

iCloud

iCloud is one of the cloud storage and provides cloud computing services, it was launched in the year 2011 by Apple Inc. It enables users to store data like documents, photos, and music on remote servers. It also provides wireless backup iOS devices directly to iCloud instead of manual backups.

We can store all type files in iCloud Drive, if they are less than 50GB in size. Generally if we sign up for iCloud we get 5GB free storage for Backup’s, Mail and iCloud Drive. If we want more storage we need to upgrade our iCloud storage based on the plans. We can also share 200Gb and 2TB plans with our family by paying a monthly bill in Apple.

Features

The features of iCloud are as follows −

  • iCloud Drive helps us to save files and app data to iCloud

  • It is available for iOS, Macs, and Windows PCs

  • We can access all of our files and data from any device

  • Keeps the files/folders up to date in our devices

  • File sharing management

  • Cloud storage security

  • Cloud administration

  • Cloud storage platform

Advantages

The advantages of iCloud are as follows −

  • Increase efficiency.

  • Portability

  • Work from anywhere made it easier.

  • It is a clean platform.

  • iCloud is user-friendly.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of iCloud are as follows −

  • Accessibility of photos on desktop platforms.

  • App options on desktop.

  • Automatically backs up files

  • Customization is not possible

  • To share large files, you need to upgrade to a paid version.

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 iCloud are as follows −

RapidShare
iCloud
RapidShare was launched in the year 2001 by Christian Schmid.
iCloud was owned by Apple Inc in 2011.
RapidShare offers limited storage for free.
iCloud is offering 5 GB free storage space when we sign up.
RapidShare offers limited storage space for paid accounts.
iCloud provides 2 TB maximum storage space for paid versions.
For free accounts the RapidShare is offering that files can be downloaded only 10 times.
In iCloud the files can be downloaded multiple times.
RapidShare provides file hosting service and online backup service.
iCloud provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
RapidShare service was suspended in 2015.
iCloud is still in use
RapidShare service was suspended in 2015.
iCloud is still in use
RapidShare supports all operating systems.
iCloud supports macOS and iOS operating systems.
RapidShare allow maximum size per file is 500 MB
iCloud allows maximum file size is 50GB
If RapidShare is inactive till 60 days then the link will expire.
iCloud links are not expired.
RapidShare band-width is limited based on paid plans.
iCloud has a band-width limit of 200 GB to 600 GB per month.
raja
Updated on 17-Mar-2022 11:48:07

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