2/16/11
3:37 pm

Forum Question: iDisk vs. Dropbox

Just say your podcast on iDisk. What do you consider the pros and cons of iDisk vs. Dropbox?
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Glenn Downing

Comments: 3 Responses to “iDisk vs. Dropbox”

    2/16/11 @ 4:12 pm

    Well, there are a lot of differences. iDisk is part of MobileMe, which includes a lot of other stuff. DropBox is a stand-alone product.
    The pricing comparison is interesting. DropBox has a 2GB free version, then jumps to $99 for 50GB and $199 for 100GB. iDisk is 20GB with a basic MobileMe account (about $60 retail, usually). Then you can go to 40GB for an extra $49, and 60GB for an extra $99. But the initial $60 or so includes me.com email, MobileMe syncing, photo galleries, back-to-my-Mac etc.
    For someone like me I’m going to have MobileMe anyway. So I use iDisk. But I do have a free DropBox account I keep around for other things.

    Glenn Downing
    2/16/11 @ 5:07 pm

    I was interested in more of a technical comparison. Are they equally fast, on average. Do they pretty much handle the same types of files. For example, Dropbox can’t sync files that are really directories on the Mac, like 2007 Quicken files.

      2/16/11 @ 5:09 pm

      They should be the same speed. If there is a difference, I would imaging it is at the other end (our connections) not the server end. But I haven’t done a comparison.
      I didn’t know that about Dropbox. It can’t handle package files? How odd. I’m pretty sure iDisk does.

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