What are the differences between OneDrive and RapidShare?

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Let us understand the concepts of OneDrive and Rapidshare before learning the differences between them.

OneDrive

OneDrive is a Microsoft cloud service which connects all your files. It helps us to store and protect our files, share them with others and we can access them from anywhere. It is a file hosting service available in 107 languages.

It was launched in 2007 by Microsoft as a web version of office. It offers 5GB of storage space for free and a paid version offers a space of 100 GB, 1 TB, and 6 TB available either separately or with Office 365 subscriptions.

Features

The features of OneDrive are as follows −

  • Larger sized documents can be shared

  • It has access control and permission management features.

  • It is a cost effective software and also reliable with content management

  • Syncing your data files to your OneDrive app

  • Resolved syncing issue

  • Sharing files with others

Advantages

The advantages of OneDrive are as follows −

  • One drive is an affordable service

  • It provides a large amount of storage for very less.

  • Access with mobile and desktop which makes it very convenient

  • Remote Access and File sharing concept

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of OneDrive are as follows −

  • Its integrations into other operating systems,

  • Uploading file with larger size takes time.

  • Document management is slightly difficult

  • Syncing issues can occur.

  • User interface could be improved.

  • OneDrive email app can focus more on spam filtering.

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 OneDrive and RapidShare are as follows −

OneDrive
RapidShare
OneDrive was launched by Microsoft in the year 2007.
RapidShare was launched in the year 2001 by Christian Schmid.
OneDrive offers 5 GB free storage space.
RapidShare offers limited storage for free.
OneDrive provides 5 TB maximum storage space for the paid version.
RapidShare offers limited storage space for paid accounts.
OneDrive provides files that can be downloaded multiple times.
For free accounts the RapidShare is offering that files can be downloaded only 10 times.
One Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
RapidShare provides file hosting service and online backup service.
OneDrive is still in use.
RapidShare service was suspended in 2015.
The maximum file size of OneDrive is 100GB.
RapidShare allow maximum size per file is 500 MB
OneDrive links are not expired after inactivity for some days.
If RapidShare is inactive till 60 days then the link will expire.
OneDrive has no band-width limit.
RapidShare band-width limit is based on paid plans.
raja
Updated on 17-Mar-2022 11:58:56

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