I’ve read the differences between Team Drive and My Drive, and they seem very similar, with the former having more limitations. If I share my My Drive with my team, it feels like they are exactly the same, only with fewer limitations.
Am I missing something? Why would anyone choose a Team Drive if it’s more complicated to set up and has more limitations?
Google's page about Team Drive is pretty cryptic too:
Not sure whether to use My Drive or Team Drives?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are the files of interest to most or all members of a particular project team?
- Do the files share a consistent theme?
If you answered "yes" to both questions, creating a new Team Drive is a good idea. If the files are for a variety of projects, create multiple Team Drives.
Obviously the files are related since they are in the same folder. This doesn't help me choose between a shared folder on My Drive vs. Team Drive.