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Compare DiskStation and ExpanDrive

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side-by-side comparison of DiskStation vs. ExpanDrive
based on preference data from user reviews. DiskStation rates 4.6/5 stars with 40 reviews. By contrast, ExpanDrive rates 4.3/5 stars with 66 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
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
(66)
4.3 out of 5
ExpanDrive
Star Rating
DiskStation
DiskStation
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
Market Segments
DiskStation
DiskStation
Small-Business (62.2% of reviews)
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
Small-Business (71.0% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
DiskStation
DiskStation
No pricing information available
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
No pricing information available

DiskStation vs ExpanDrive

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found DiskStation easier to use and do business with overall. However, reviewers preferred the ease of set up with ExpanDrive, along with administration.

  • Reviewers felt that DiskStation meets the needs of their business better than ExpanDrive.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that ExpanDrive is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of DiskStation over ExpanDrive.
Categories
Shared Categories
DiskStation
DiskStation
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
DiskStation and ExpanDrive are categorized as Cloud Content Collaboration
Unique Categories
DiskStation
DiskStation is categorized as Cloud File Security and Cloud Data Security
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive has no unique categories
Pricing
DiskStation
DiskStation Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.4
Responses: 35
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.9
Responses: 61
Ease of Use
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.2
Responses: 35
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
9.0
Responses: 61
Ease of Setup
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.0
Responses: 23
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
9.3
Responses: 27
Ease of Admin
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.5
Responses: 23
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
9.2
Responses: 27
Quality of Support
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.8
Responses: 27
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.9
Responses: 48
Ease of Doing Business With
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.1
Responses: 19
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.8
Responses: 23
Product Direction (% positive)
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.0
Responses: 35
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.4
Responses: 59
Features
File Management
Device Syncing
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.3
Responses: 23
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.7
Responses: 26
Web Interface
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.3
Responses: 22
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.3
Responses: 16
File Type Support
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.6
Responses: 23
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
9.5
Responses: 26
Search
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.0
Responses: 21
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.6
Responses: 24
Mobile Apps
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.4
Responses: 19
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
6.9
Responses: 6
Collaboration
File following
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.2
Responses: 19
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.0
Responses: 17
File Sharing
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.5
Responses: 22
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.7
Responses: 21
Simultaneously Editing
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.9
Responses: 18
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.0
Responses: 14
Change Tracking / Audit Logs
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.8
Responses: 20
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.3
Responses: 8
Administration
User and Role Management
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.4
Responses: 21
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
7.7
Responses: 10
Single Sign-On
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.7
Responses: 17
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.2
Responses: 12
Policies and Controls
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.2
Responses: 22
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
7.9
Responses: 13
Device Management
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.5
Responses: 22
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.8
Responses: 11
Storage Limits
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.3
Responses: 23
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.6
Responses: 15
Storage Zones
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.4
Responses: 21
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.5
Responses: 11
Security
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.3
Responses: 23
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
9.3
Responses: 18
Platform
Internationalization
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.9
Responses: 12
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
7.7
Responses: 5
Performance and Reliability
DiskStation
DiskStation
9.0
Responses: 15
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
8.1
Responses: 8
Reporting and Auditing
DiskStation
DiskStation
7.9
Responses: 13
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
Not enough data available
System of Record Integration
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.2
Responses: 10
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
Not enough data available
APIs
DiskStation
DiskStation
8.1
Responses: 6
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
Not enough data available
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both DiskStation and ExpanDrive were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
DiskStation
DiskStation
62.2%
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
71.0%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
DiskStation
DiskStation
24.3%
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
12.9%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
DiskStation
DiskStation
13.5%
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive
16.1%
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%
ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive Industry
Information Technology and Services
27.4%
Marketing and Advertising
8.1%
Computer Software
4.8%
Computer Networking
4.8%
Research
3.2%
Other
51.6%
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...

ExpanDrive
Tapan J.
User in Marketing and Advertising

Transfers through Expandrive feel about as responsive as using a native client.Also the convenience of having the connections show as tabs in Explorer made moving files to the server quick and easy.Apps with no knowledge of FTP can now directly open and...

Most Helpful Critical Review
ExpanDrive
Eugene C.
User in Venture Capital & Private Equity

Not as good for collaboration as cloud storage options

Discussions
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DiskStation Discussions
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ExpanDrive Discussions
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