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Compare DiskStation and Dropbox

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side-by-side comparison of DiskStation vs. Dropbox
based on preference data from user reviews. DiskStation rates 4.6/5 stars with 40 reviews. By contrast, Dropbox rates 4.4/5 stars with 11,541 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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DiskStation
DiskStation
(40)
4.6 out of 5
DiskStation
Dropbox
Dropbox
(11,541)
4.4 out of 5
Dropbox
Star Rating
DiskStation
DiskStation
Market Segments
DiskStation
DiskStation
Small-Business (62.2% of reviews)
Dropbox
Dropbox
Small-Business (54.4% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
DiskStation
DiskStation
No pricing information available
Dropbox
Dropbox
$0 Always free

DiskStation vs Dropbox

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found DiskStation easier to use and administer. Reviewers also felt that DiskStation was easier to do business with overall. However, reviewers felt that the products are equally easy to set up.

  • Reviewers felt that DiskStation meets the needs of their business better than Dropbox.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that DiskStation is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of DiskStation over Dropbox.
Categories
Shared Categories
DiskStation
DiskStation
Dropbox
Dropbox
DiskStation and Dropbox are categorized as Cloud Content Collaboration
Unique Categories
DiskStation
DiskStation is categorized as Cloud File Security and Cloud Data Security
Dropbox
Dropbox has no unique categories
Pricing
DiskStation
DiskStation Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Dropbox
Dropbox Pricing
Basic
$0Always free
Professional
$19.99/month if billed annually
Plus
$9.99/month (if billed annually)
Free Trial Unavailable
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.4
Responses: 35
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.9
Responses: 10253
Ease of Use
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.2
Responses: 35
Dropbox
Dropbox
9.0
Responses: 10299
Ease of Setup
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.0
Responses: 23
Dropbox
Dropbox
9.0
Responses: 1934
Ease of Admin
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.5
Responses: 23
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.9
Responses: 1897
Quality of Support
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.8
Responses: 27
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.5
Responses: 7463
Ease of Doing Business With
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.1
Responses: 19
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.8
Responses: 1651
Product Direction (% positive)
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.0
Responses: 35
Dropbox
Dropbox
7.6
Responses: 10201
Features
File Management
Device Syncing
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.3
Responses: 23
Dropbox
Dropbox
9.0
Responses: 8178
Web Interface
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.3
Responses: 22
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.7
Responses: 8255
File Type Support
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.6
Responses: 23
Dropbox
Dropbox
9.0
Responses: 8299
Search
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.0
Responses: 21
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.6
Responses: 7806
Mobile Apps
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.4
Responses: 19
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.7
Responses: 7265
Collaboration
File following
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.2
Responses: 19
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.7
Responses: 7164
File Sharing
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.5
Responses: 22
Dropbox
Dropbox
9.2
Responses: 8574
Simultaneously Editing
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.9
Responses: 18
Dropbox
Dropbox
7.9
Responses: 6235
Change Tracking / Audit Logs
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.8
Responses: 20
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.2
Responses: 5602
Administration
User and Role Management
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.4
Responses: 21
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.7
Responses: 4931
Single Sign-On
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.7
Responses: 17
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.8
Responses: 4958
Policies and Controls
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.2
Responses: 22
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.6
Responses: 4778
Device Management
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.5
Responses: 22
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.7
Responses: 4912
Storage Limits
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.3
Responses: 23
Dropbox
Dropbox
7.5
Responses: 5721
Storage Zones
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.4
Responses: 21
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.2
Responses: 4546
Security
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.3
Responses: 23
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.8
Responses: 5543
Platform
Internationalization
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.9
Responses: 12
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.8
Responses: 963
Performance and Reliability
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.0
Responses: 15
Dropbox
Dropbox
9.1
Responses: 1401
Reporting and Auditing
DiskStation
DiskStation
7.9
Responses: 13
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.5
Responses: 905
System of Record Integration
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.2
Responses: 10
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.6
Responses: 872
APIs
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.1
Responses: 6
Dropbox
Dropbox
8.5
Responses: 725
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both DiskStation and Dropbox were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
DiskStation
DiskStation
62.2%
Dropbox
Dropbox
54.4%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
DiskStation
DiskStation
24.3%
Dropbox
Dropbox
28.0%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
DiskStation
DiskStation
13.5%
Dropbox
Dropbox
17.6%
Reviewers' Industry
DiskStation
DiskStation Industry
Information Technology and Services
18.9%
Higher Education
8.1%
Construction
8.1%
Computer Software
8.1%
Non-Profit Organization Management
5.4%
Other
51.4%
Dropbox
Dropbox Industry
Marketing and Advertising
6.9%
Information Technology and Services
6.6%
Education Management
6.2%
Computer Software
5.8%
Higher Education
4.7%
Other
69.8%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
DiskStation
Steve C.
User in Computer Software

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
Cris R.
User in Market Research

My manager sent me the link to his DropBox, I’m able to send in the files daily. Using Dropbox on my laptop is super convenient, no need to mail out SD cards anymore.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dropbox
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.

Discussions
DiskStation
DiskStation Discussions
Monty the Mongoose crying
DiskStation has no discussions with answers
Dropbox
Dropbox Discussions
Please increase space
8 comments
Srikanth G.
SG
There is a place to pick the size of your dropbox space. There is a limited amount for free and then you can choose price ranges and space sizes. They use...Read more
it is not possible to manage multiple Dropbox accounts from a single desktop.
7 comments
Arun K.
AK
Using Filezilla professional version and Dropbox api you can use Dropbox as an FTP. Refer below...Read more
Sending images to hightail, which is best? PDF? Paper.paper or doc.paper?
6 comments
WC H.
WH
I would say Pdf would work the bestRead more
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