Microsoft’s OneDrive and Google Drive both are excellent cloud-based storage solutions. They have changed the definition of storage and replaced the hard drives. But when comes to compare between these two, we have to look for very many aspects. Here are a few of them:
Free storage capacity:
Certainly the foremost important factor is that how much free storage you get. Google Drive gives you a free storage of 15GB while OneDrive offers 7GB free storage. Also, the MP3 files stored on Google Play and photos shared on Google+ are exempt of Google Drive’s free storage capacity. So overall, Google Drive is the winner of this battle.
Paid Storage capacity:
Google Drive gives you 100GB storage for $1.99 a month and 1TB storage for $9.99 a month. While Microsoft charges $25 per annum for 50GB, $50 for 100GB and $100 for 200GB. Again, Google Drive wins the game.
Productivity software integration:
Both Google Drive and OneDrive play this role quite good. OneDrive integrate nicely with Microsoft Office and Google Drive with Google Docs. Apparently, Microsoft Office is much superior than Google Docs. So, OpenDrive is certainly recommended for those who love working with Microsoft Office.
Remote access to PCs:
OneDrive has something which Google Drive has no answer for. It gives you remote access to all files on a computer running OneDrive. All you need to do is visiting OneDrive website, choose the PC and access the files.
So which one is better? For storage alone, certainly it’s Google Drive. But if you have to work more on Microsoft Office or remote access, then you should go with OneDrive. But overall, Google Drive is the better choice.