iCloud is an online storage service provided by Apple. But, it is not a file sharing service like OneDrive or Dropbox. It allows you to backup some data stored on your device while syncing some of your data to other devices. When you enable "iCloud" on your device, you can backup photos, videos, Voicemails, purchase history, device settings, iMessages, app data and text messages. If you want to backup photos and videos, then you need to enable "iCloud Photo Library beta" on your device.
iCloud Drive is a cloud-based, document-oriented file storage service provided by Apple. It allows you to sync your data between various devices such as iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows PC. It is more about document sync than backup. It does not operate like Dropbox or OneDrive. It does not allow you to access or organize your files via a Finder or the apps like Finder, or not on your mobile devices. It allows you to access your files via specific apps such as Photos, Pages etc.
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