Compare DiskStation vs Dropbox

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comparison of DiskStation vs. Dropbox
based on data from user reviews. DiskStation rates 4.7/5 stars with 23 reviews. Dropbox rates 4.4/5 stars with 6,793 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Basic
$0
Always free
 
Professional
$19.99
/month if billed annually
 
Plus
$9.99
/month (if billed annually)
 
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial Unavailable
DiskStation
Free Trial Unavailable
Dropbox
Basic
$0Always free
Professional
$19.99/month if billed annually
Plus
$9.99/month (if billed annually)
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.5
9.0
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
9.5
9.1
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
9.3
9.1
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
9.4
8.9
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.8
8.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.8
8.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
8.9
7.8
Meets Requirements
DiskStation
9.5
Dropbox
9.0
Ease of Use
DiskStation
9.5
Dropbox
9.1
Ease of Setup
DiskStation
9.3
Dropbox
9.1
Ease of Admin
DiskStation
9.4
Dropbox
8.9
Quality of Support
DiskStation
8.8
Dropbox
8.5
Ease of Doing Business With
DiskStation
8.8
Dropbox
8.9
Product Direction (% positive)
DiskStation
8.9
Dropbox
7.8

Features

File Management
Device Syncing
DiskStation
8.9
Dropbox
9.0
Web Interface
DiskStation
9.5
Dropbox
8.7
File Type Support
DiskStation
9.5
Dropbox
9.0
Search
DiskStation
8.7
Dropbox
8.6
Mobile Apps
DiskStation
7.6
Dropbox
8.8
Collaboration
File following
DiskStation
8.8
Dropbox
8.8
File Sharing
DiskStation
9.5
Dropbox
9.2
Simultaneously Editing
DiskStation
8.3
Dropbox
7.9
Change Tracking / Audit Logs
DiskStation
8.0
Dropbox
8.2
Administration
User and Role Management
DiskStation
9.3
Dropbox
8.8
Single Sign-On
DiskStation
9.8
Dropbox
8.8
Policies and Controls
DiskStation
9.3
Dropbox
8.7
Device Management
DiskStation
9.5
Dropbox
8.8
Storage Limits
DiskStation
9.5
Dropbox
7.5
Storage Zones
DiskStation
9.7
Dropbox
8.3
Security
DiskStation
8.9
Dropbox
8.8
Platform
Internationalization
DiskStation
Not enough data available
Dropbox
8.7
Performance and Reliability
DiskStation
8.8
Dropbox
9.1
Reporting and Auditing
DiskStation
6.3
Dropbox
8.3
System of Record Integration
DiskStation
Not enough data available
Dropbox
8.5
APIs
DiskStation
Not enough data available
Dropbox
8.5

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
56.5%
53.2%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
26.1%
28.7%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
17.4%
18.2%
DiskStation
Small-Business
56.5%
Mid-Market
26.1%
Enterprise
17.4%
Dropbox
Small-Business
53.2%
Mid-Market
28.7%
Enterprise
18.2%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
21.7%
Marketing and Advertising
6.8%
 
Higher Education
8.7%
Information Technology and Services
6.5%
 
Government Administration
8.7%
Computer Software
6.1%
 
Wholesale
4.3%
Higher Education
5.3%
 
Sporting Goods
4.3%
Education Management
4.3%
 
Other
52.2%
Other
71.1%
DiskStation
Information Technology and Services
21.7%
Higher Education
8.7%
Government Administration
8.7%
Wholesale
4.3%
Sporting Goods
4.3%
Other
52.2%
Dropbox
Marketing and Advertising
6.8%
Information Technology and Services
6.5%
Computer Software
6.1%
Higher Education
5.3%
Education Management
4.3%
Other
71.1%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Steve C.
User in Information Technology and Services

The DiskStation Manager is one of the best parts of a Synology device. Loaded with excellent applications and built with the common user in mind it doesn't fail. Many of the basic features are quickly available from the main menu. Other items are available...

Tapan J.
User in Marketing and Advertising

Sharing large files quickly over a group of people and allowing various people simultaneously read access to the files. Even the dropbox app is lite and quick to use.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Neil J.
User in Management Consulting

Sync can sometimes throttle network bandwidth. Have to mirror the entire folder on your hard drive. Would be better if you could selectively sync files.

 
DiskStation
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Steve C.
User in Information Technology and Services

The DiskStation Manager is one of the best parts of a Synology device. Loaded with excellent applications and built with the common user in mind it doesn't fail. Many of the basic features are quickly available from the main menu. Other items are available...

Dropbox
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Tapan J.
User in Marketing and Advertising

Sharing large files quickly over a group of people and allowing various people simultaneously read access to the files. Even the dropbox app is lite and quick to use.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Neil J.
User in Management Consulting

Sync can sometimes throttle network bandwidth. Have to mirror the entire folder on your hard drive. Would be better if you could selectively sync files.

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