A newsletter reader asked, “I don't know Google Drive. Do you consider it primarily a 'backup' service or a 'storage' service? Can it be used for either? Does this persuade you to drop Dropbox for Google Drive or would you keep both?”
My answer cannot be condensed to one or two sentences. I decided to write this article which, hopefully, provides some in-depth information about the differences.
Google Drive and Dropbox are primarily file replication services. That is, their primary function is to automatically copy files from one computer to another computer (or to multiple computers).
Neither Dropbox nor Google Drive are very good backup services. What’s the difference? Neither Dropbox nor Google Drive backup everything.
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