Poll Dropbox x OneDrive x Google Drive?

Which is better and safer? Why?

  • Dropbox

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • OneDrive

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • Google Drive

    Votes: 8 66.7%

  • Total voters
    12

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All three have robust security measures. Dropbox has 256-bit AES and SSL/TLS encryption. OneDrive offers encryption at rest and in transit, and Google Drive uses 128-bit AES encryption. The "better" one depends on your specific needs. Google Drive integrates well with Google ecosystem, OneDrive with Microsoft, and Dropbox is generally good for businesses due to its advanced features.
 

Shadowra

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Nothing :)

I don't like Google Drive at all... (and it's Google :D )

Dropbox had a history of data leakage.

OneDrive = Microsoft so GAFAM like Google.

Personally, I'm testing pCloud, which I really like. There's also kDrive which is Swiss and Switzerland is very respectful of privacy :)
 

Jonny Quest

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Dropbox, better, safer, I don't know it's just that I've been using it for years with very good success in syncing between all of my PCs.
 

lokamoka820

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I used to use Dropbox in the past, it is very reliable, but OneDrive is more than enough for me now, as it is integrated with Windows, and it has a personal vault now which make it a safe and private compared to other contenders.
 

rashmi

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You may check out Koofr. Koofr is located in Slovenia (a European country). They store data in secured data centers across the European Union. Koofr lifetime subscription is available at StackSocial with an additional $40 off currently (Coupon code: KOOFR). You also get 10 GB of additional storage with any Koofr plan.


 
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Digmor Crusher

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Tried One Drive for awhile but thought it was a total mess, always doing things I did not want it to do including deleting my 23 gb music folder.
Google Drive is easy to use but I'm not sold on their security.
Used Sync for a couple of years, no issues but it was missing a couple of features I wanted.
Using Proton Drive now and I really like it, easy to use, security and privacy is top notch afaik.
 

cartaphilus

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I personally use Google Drive because my email is beyond 15 GB so I have to pay for it anyhow.

Personally I would stay away from any LIfetime Offers fly by night storage systems, They might exist for a year or two and then boom. Or they will offer unlimited storage but your upload is 12kb/s.

Finally, I would stay away from any system that advertises itself as the most secure and most private.
 

rashmi

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Personally I would stay away from any LIfetime Offers fly by night storage systems, They might exist for a year or two and then boom. Or they will offer unlimited storage but your upload is 12kb/s.

Finally, I would stay away from any system that advertises itself as the most secure and most private.
I respectfully disagree with your opinion. Koofr is a suggestion from me and my friend, based on our personal experiences. My friend spoke to the Koofr team before purchasing a lifetime subscription on StackSocial. While I only use Koofr from time to time, my friend has been using it regularly and enjoying it for years. I recommend trying the 10-GB free plan to see if it suits your needs.
 

cartaphilus

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I respectfully disagree with your opinion. Koofr is a suggestion from me and my friend, based on our personal experiences. My friend spoke to the Koofr team before purchasing a lifetime subscription on StackSocial. While I only use Koofr from time to time, my friend has been using it regularly and enjoying it for years. I recommend trying the 10-GB free plan to see if it suits your needs.
You are right they have been around for 11 years as a company. and $110 for 1 TB/life is a solid offer. Once I get more disposable income I might try it out. I am barely at 30% of my gdrive.
 
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TairikuOkami

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I have not tried Dropbox in a while, but OneDrive and Google lack so called safe personal folder. Yes, they claim to have one, but it is not protected, you basically login to your account and it asks you: Is it you, yes, then you can proceed, it is just a random folder, so I encrypt files multiple times before uploading them. IceDrive for example asks you for an additional password.

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Personally I use Synology Drive. Make your own personal cloud. But, if you have to, I would say Google Drive and use Google Advanced Protection. They use post-quantum encryption wherever available which the other two don't.
 

Nikos751

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It is up to personal needs.

OneDrive is a bit slow performance-wise, but it has ransomware security included from the most basic plan & up. Also it supports differential sync.
Google Drive is faster but it syncs the whole files everytime, there is no differential sync (I am not sure if there is an exception with google office files such as docs or sheets).
Dropbox is great, with differential sync support, but it requires you to pay seperate addon for security.

Microsoft Office integration is best in Microsoft OneDrive as expected, but there are Office 365 addons for Dropbox too. I think there is also something for Google Drive but not that good or great for multiplatform.
As for the price, OneDrive has the most competitive pricing, granted that you also get Office 365 suite & 1TB together in great discounts.

Security wise, I don't think there is any reliable source giving you real world information except from encryption technologies used. Vulnerabilities can exist anywhere. Just secure your account with MFA, and use ransomware protection if available at your chosen solution.

I would prefer to use Dropbox but I find no actual reason to buy another extra subscription than the Office 365.
 

rashmi

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You are right they have been around for 11 years as a company. and $110 for 1 TB/life is a solid offer. Once I get more disposable income I might try it out. I am barely at 30% of my gdrive.
Koofr prioritizes privacy and security. You can implement zero-knowledge encryption through rclone, and for convenience, they have developed a vault feature that is both open source and zero-knowledge, ensuring compatibility with rclone.

 

Marko :)

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I use Google Drive because I already have Google Account which I use on Android. I know it might not be the most private cloud service, but all personal and important data are additionally encrypted from my side. Rest, non-important, or non-personal data I'm uploading as they are.

This is what I would recommend doing for any cloud storage, not just Google Drive. I just use whichever service gives me the most storage for free, doesn't have ads and has very high download/upload speeds. Terabox, for example, might have 1 TB of storage for free, but it has ads, annoying requirement for their client and low speeds. They are also chinese company and I try to avoid all software made in or related to China or Russia.
 
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Jengo

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For sure Google Drive, security is good, yes its google, but dont pretend ignorant, they already know everything about you.
Onedrive, nice but not as slick as GoogleDrive / Google Photos,

And since i use Google Pixel phone, which received the June Update already. Google drive and photos are perfectly integrated.
 

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