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  • Last Updated : 13 Jul, 2022

1. Amazon Drive : 
Amazon Drive is a file hosting service and cloud storage provided by Amazon. It allows cloud storage, file hosting, file sharing, and file backup. File and folders on this drive can be transferred from multiple devices like desktop, mobile, and tablets. Amazon Drive was initially known as Amazon Cloud Drive. It is not available across the world. It is available for some selected countries. It was launched in 2011. 

2. Amazon S3 : 
Amazon S3 stands for Amazon Simple Storage Service. It is a cloud storage service which is provided by Amazon Web Services. It provides object storage through a web service interface. It allows to store any type of objects like data lakes for analytics, data archives, backup and recovery, disaster recovery, hybrid cloud storage, and internet applications. It was launched by AWS in 2006. 

Difference between Amazon Drive and Amazon S3 :  

It was developed by Amazon.It was developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is also a part of Amazon.
It was launched in 2011.It was launched in 2006.
It offers 5 GB free storage space.It does not offer free storage space.
It is mostly used for storing photos.It is used for storing all types of files.
It has the maximum storage size of 30 TB.It has the unlimited maximum storage size for paid users.
It is used in all countries excluding Mexico and China.While it is used across the world.
Maximum file size in Amazon Drive is 2 GB via Web and 50 GB via Drive application.Here maximum file size is 5 TB.
It does not support file versioning.It supports file versioning.
There is no way to control permission to the invite link of file or folder.It gives access to control the permission to the invite link of file or folder.
It does not require credit-card for free services.It requires credit-card details for free trial.


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