What are the differences between iCloud and ZumoDrive?

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Let us understand the concepts of iCloud and ZumoDrive 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.

ZumoDrive

It was owned by Zecter in 2009. It is the hybrid cloud storage which is used to store all your media. It is supported by Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, webOS operating system.

It is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall. When we install it, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program.

zumodrive.exe is an executable program which has seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 44.63 MB of memory.

The users can store and sync files online in ZumoDrive, and also between computers using their Hybrid Cloud storage solution. It is extraordinarily simple to use, transparent when it comes to your device experience, and equally functional on whichever platforms your various devices may run on.

Features

The features of ZumoDrive are as follows −

  • Share files and folders.

  • Scheduled backup

  • File protection

  • Sync Folder

  • Scheduled Backup.

  • Resumes after Interruption.

  • Incremental Backup.

Advantages

The advantages of ZumoDrive are as follows −

  • Cloud storage of ZumoDrive works like a regular hard drive on your computer

  • It has Automatic Sync

  • ZumoDrive is Safe and Secure

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of ZumoDrive are as follows −

  • Large storage plans are expensive

  • We will lose data and files if we delete our cache files on the computer.

  • We have to go through the entire import process again to update iTunes, If we add new music files to ZumoDrive.

Differences

The major differences between iCloud and ZumoDrive are as follows −

iCloud
ZumoDrive
iCloud was owned by Apple Inc in 2011.
It was owned by Zecter Incorporation in the year 2009.
iCloud offers 5 GB free storage space when we sign up.
ZumoDrive offers 2 GB free storage space.
iCloud provides file hosting and cloud storage services.
ZumoDrive provides file hosting service and file synchronization service.
iCloud is mainly designed for macOS and iOS.
ZumoDrive is supported by Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS and Palm webOS operating systems.
iCloud maximum file size is 50 GB.
maximum file had no limit in ZumoDrive for paid.
iCloud is still in use.
ZumoDrive was suspended in 2012.
iCloud maximum storage size of 2 TB.
Maximum storage size offered was 500 GB in ZumoDrive.
iCloud does not provide intelligent predictive cashing.
ZumoDrive provides intelligent predictive cashing.
raja
Updated on 22-Mar-2022 13:14:50

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