Most of the features of Google Drive, Google Team Drive and Box are very similar; we recommend that you use the tool that is best for your team.
The primary similarities between Google Drive and Box are:
- Can be used to store Low Risk and Moderate Risk Data only; not for use with High Risk Data.
- Available to Stanford community members with a full-service SUNet ID.
- Able to view documents online.
- Uses a folder structure.
- Mobile aware.
- A sync tool is available for Mac, Windows, and mobile devices.
- Able to limit permissions to individuals or display to everyone.
- Allows comments/feedback.
- Integrated with Stanford workgroups
The primary differences between Google Drive, Google Team Drive, and Box are shown in the following table:
|Feature||Google Drive||Google Team Drive||Box|
|Free storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Real-time edition and collaboration||Yes||Yes||No|
|Extensive document preview formats||No||No||Yes, with MS Office Documents, editing using the Office 365 web client. This is not possible when using the Office desktop client.|
|Ownership||Creator of document||Team members||Owner of folder|
|Groups||Only individuals own folders||Every group member owns folders||A group or an individual can own a folder|