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Dropbox vs OneDrive – what’s the difference?

With two choices for storage, how do you know which option is the best for you?

We’ve pulled together this helpful comparison table to give you a bit of an idea of the differences between Dropbox for Business and OneDrive for Business so that you can easily decide which option suits you best!

Sign up for a Dropbox account.

Sign up for a OneDrive account

OneDrive for Business

Dropbox for Business

Common features

Integration with Microsoft 365 Y Y
Online slide show Y Y
Drag and drop file upload Y Y
Create and share folders Y Y
File encryption Y Y
SSL file transfer Y Y

Other features

Cost Free

£55 for students

£66 for staff

Storage size 1TB Unlimited
File size limit 10GB None
File recovery Last 30 days Unlimited
Automatic camera roll backup Android, iOS, and Windows phone iOS and Android
Post to Facebook Y N
Access permission File/folder levels file/folder/group levels

Information stored

Ireland United States


Mac Y Y
Windows Y Y
Windows phone Y Y
Android Y Y
Linux N Y

Sign up for a Dropbox account.

Sign up for a OneDrive account.