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TeraBox vs. Google Drive

TeraBox vs. Google Drive

I have used a wide range of cloud storage platforms, and I even reviewed TeraBox a few weeks ago. But, how would you compare TeraBox with Google Drive? This is the TeraBox vs. Google Drive article to see the differences between the two.

Quick verdict

TeraBox vs Google Drive
Features

Both TeraBox and Google Drive are cloud storage programs offering to store and share many file types. TeraBox offers 1 TB of free storage, but it limits the total number of files. Google Drive offers 15 GB for free, and there is no file size or number limit.

Features

Let’s begin with the unique features that are available in both. If an option is missing in TeraBox, you will see it mentioned in the Google Drive section and vice versa.

TeraBox

TeraBox
TeraBox Interface

Time-based sharing: TeraBox supports time-based sharing of files.

Video downloader: The mobile app comes with a downloader to download videos from Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram.

Safe folder: TeraBox has a password-protected safe folder for extra security.

Remote upload: The feature lets you upload files straight from the web. Using it is a bit tricky, but once you learn to use it, you can upload files without downloading them to your device.

Google Drive

Google Drive
Google Drive Interface

Fast video player: Google Drive has a fast video player compared to TeraBox.

No file limit: Google Drive does not limit files, while TeraBox only allows uploading of 500 files for free.

Same page video playback: TeraBox plays videos in a new tab. Google Drive plays the video in the same tab.

Extended file format support: Google Drive supports more image, video, and document formats.

File versions: Google Drive supports file versions to see and recover old file versions.

Open the file with installed apps: On Desktop PC, you can open Drive files with one of the installed apps on your computer.

Integrated with Google Workspace: The app is integrated with other Google products like Sheets and Slides. It can open Microsoft Office files too.

Computer backup: The desktop app of Google Drive can backup your computer files. The files are stored in a separate folder in the cloud.

Powerful search: The app can search through spreadsheets and slideshows.

No ads: TeraBox free has ads, while Google Drive does not display ads.

Platforms

Both are available on Windows, Android, and iOS devices. Google Drive is also available on Mac and Chromebook. Both do not add a file explorer folder as OneDrive does, but as mentioned above, Google Drive can sync folders and stuff automatically.

Sharing

Sharing Files to Emails in TeraBox
Sharing Files to Emails in TeraBox

You can share any type of file stored on the drive. TeraBox is not so good at sharing because it mostly gives an error while generating a link.

Also, it supports a password-sharing link, but there is never a password field to insert the password. You can set the link expiry.

Google Drive does not support time-based sharing, but you can restrict links to specific users. It also comes with a feature of allowing people to just view, comment, or edit the file.

Supported file formats

So, I tested lots of files in both, including the common and uncommon ones, and the below table is what I discovered.

File typeTeraBoxGoogle Drive
DNG (RAW image)✔️
SVG (Vector image)✔️
Docx✔️
MP4✔️✔️
MKV (video)✔️✔️
RAR✔️
PNG✔️✔️
ZIP✔️
Supported format table

So, looking at the table, it is clear that Google Drive supports more formats. So, this round goes to Google Drive.

Integrations

This is where Google Drive takes the cake in the TeraBox vs. Google Drive battle. Google Drive has many add-ons to open unsupported file types, sign documents, create diagrams and more. Some of the popular apps are:

  • DocuSign
  • Zoom
  • Slack
  • Box

Those plugins make Google Drive more powerful than TeraBox.

Recycle bin

Both come with a recycle bin, and just like the above rounds, Google Drive takes this round. TeraBox saves files in the drive only for ten days. You can extend the limit to 30 days in the premium subscription. Google Drive saves files for 30 days in the trash.

TeraBox does not disclose the total recycle bin size and whether it is used against your storage. Google Drive contrarily does not have any recycle bin limit because the storage is used against your total storage.

So, to free up storage, you can check and delete items in your recycle bin.

Related: Google Drive vs. Photos vs. One

TeraBox vs. Google Drive: Security

Alright, so TeraBox used to save data in Hong Kong and China, but their policy now says that the data is stored in Japan. They also haven’t mentioned the security protocols in use.

Google Drive, on the other hand, states that they store data in their own world-class servers. The files and file transfers are 256-bit encrypted, and the files remain encrypted in the cloud. So, in terms of security, Google Drive is the winner.

Premium plans

TeraBox vs Google Drive
Pricing Comparison

Behind the 1 TB storage, TeraBox has hidden limits. The three most hurting are:

  • 500 files at max
  • No over 4 GB file
  • Slow download speed

TeraBox Premium has three different pricing structures. It unlocks:

  • 2 TB of storage
  • Ad-free app
  • Ultra-fast downloading
  • 1080p video streaming
  • 50,000 file limit
  • 20 GB file size limit
  • 2 TB safe folder space
  • 30 days recycle bin period

You pay $3.25 per month on the yearly plan, $3.49 on the 3-month plan, or $3.99 on the monthly subscription.

Google Drive, on the contrary, offers three premium subscriptions. The Basic one gives you 100 GB of storage for $1.99 per month or $19.99 per year. The Standard plan comes with 200 GB of storage for $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year.

The Premium subscription costs $9.99 monthly or $99.99 yearly and gives 2 TB of cloud storage. Each premium plan can be shared with up to 5 users.

You get a 3% discount in the Google Store on the Standard plan and a 10% discount on the Premium plan. Finally, the Premium plan supports VPN on Android and iOS platforms. There are a few other plans that give up to 30 TB of storage.

Google Drive prices and plans are country-based, so you might not see some of the above plans or see different plans that are not mentioned here.

Which one do you need?

If you want to save important files to access later, Google Drive is the one you need. It’s safe and secure and has a powerful search.

If you want a drive to upload big files that can be found easily on the internet, use TeraBox. Although its past is questionable, the company has grown since.

So, this is it for TeraBox vs. Google Drive comparison. I hope it cleared the confusion about the two. You can go to the homepage by clicking on the button below. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and improve this article.

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