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Comparison of Box vs. Google Drive

BoxGoogle Drive
Desktop Sync App


(for Faculty and Staff)



  • Data stored in US Only
  • Data encrypted at rest
  • Data encrypted in transit
  • Data stored around world
  • Data encrypted at rest
  • Data encrypted in transit

Mobile Apps

Sharing OptionsYesYes
Max File Size for Upload15GB5TB
Available to StudentsYesYes
Available to Faculty & StaffYesYes
Shared EditingYes*Yes
File Revision HistoryYesYes
Shared Email Link ExpirationYesNo

*Using Google Doc created within Box

If using a Google Doc created within Box, the document will only be searchable through Box. You will not be able to find the document through Google Drive.

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