When comparing Amazon S3 vs Rethink, the Slant community recommends Rethink for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud backup services?” Rethink is ranked 23rd while Amazon S3 is ranked 31st.
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Pro Free for small sites
The free tier will cover most personal home pages.
Pro Easily scalable
There's no cap in storage or traffic. Cost is based on usage.
Pro Super cheap with a year's worth of free service
S3 storage costs $0.03 per GB and gets cheaper the more is stored, PUT, COPY, POST, or LIST requests are $0.005 per 1,000 requests and GET and all other requests are $0.004 per 10,000 requests. And with some restrictions is available for free for a year.
Pro Fast setup
You can provision a S3 bucket, upload files, setup the DNS, and go live in under 10 minutes.
S3 is fast even without a CDN.
Pro Easy to setup with CDN
Simple to set up with Amazon's CloudFont CDN.
Pro Supports custom root domains
To set up a custom domain, Amazon Route 53 has to be configured as the DNS provider with the domain registrar, two buckets have to be created and configured with the name the same as the domain - one including, one excluding www. A more in-depth explanation can be found here.
Pro No security risks
There's no server to manage, so no security issues to patch or keep watch.
Pro All feature that I mention on pros is totally free you don't have to pay for single money
Pro you can make and store your notes on cloud
Pro About 100 preview available on cloud
for example If you want to view video just click and see the online video start on rethinks player
Pro You can download files without using your internet data on your rethink cloud (inbuild online download manager)
If you want to download for example 100 mb file from google drive to your rethink account for example any confidental data that delete in future.
1.just click on create icon on rethink
2.click on download url
- enter url of your file and give its name.
- click download and save buttom.
After few minutes you see your files are downloaded by rethink cloud without using 1 mb of your data and then download it anytime.
Pro Neat and clean interface and have 2FA option for extra security
Just go and enable it from settings if you don't trust anyone and want extra security
Pro It is so fast
I personally use it in uploading file and transfer from other clouds it is so fast.
for example if you transfer (it just copy it not delete original one) any 1GB or 2GB file from pcloud to rethink it take about 1 minute.
Pro get Popular clouds integration in one place
It integrates with
pcloud and more.
you can see on their site
Just integrate by sign up on that account of that site then transfer files or make link of your data from that cloud to rethink that's your choice.
Pro You get upto additional 2TB storage by referring upto 200 friends.if your friend signup on site
Rethink have referral like this
1st friend=3 GB
3rd friends =5GB extra (total 8GB)
5th friends=10GB extra (total 18 GB)
total 100th friends=1 TBextra (total you calculate like above)
Pro 10 GB free storage (Basic Plan)
if you are referred by your friend then you and your friend both get additional 2GB storage
if you don't have friend then you sign up with my referral,
OR other option is to pay for extra storage
Con Credit card needed
Amazon will try to retrieve the money every month after one year trial. If you have no money you will be banned.
Con Setting up automatic public permissions is confusing
By default, S3 sets uploaded files to private. You can configure your S3 bucket to auto-apply public permissions by copying and pasting a template. But the template might be intimidating to some users.
Con Confusing web interface
Amazon S3's web interface is quite confusing, especially for first-time users, but there are many tutorials online that help beginners to set up a static site on S3.
Con No SFTP support
Amazon S3 does not have SFTP support, instead the S3 web interface has to be used.
Con Their contact support is not good
I emailed them for issue but not any reply
Con you can only connect 2 clouds at one time untill professional plan
If you want to connect other clouds then you must disconnect any of one of two
Con I think price is high as compared to others clouds
4$ /month only for 50 GB
8 $ /month for 500GB
13 $/month for 1TB
Con They doesn't develop any app on any platform it is fully web based
Con site is sometimes buggy or unstable.If you refresh then problem is solve
Con It require download from fast servers
If your download files that have limitation for example if website give only 100kbps speed then rethink not download that file by pasting link.
but You can download then upload that file to rethink
Con I personally see it download 500 mb file but not download 1GB file if you download file by create buttom from anywhere from web
Con You can't see or create google docs,excel preview directly
If you want to see or create google docs or excel preview then you must integrate google drive with rethink to do so.