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Last post Author Topic: Battle of the Free Online Storages  (Read 21309 times)

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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2010, 04:41:13 PM »
www.mediafire.com ... they been around forever and they are ultra reliable, their free storage is more than sufficient for most people and they offer a paid service (cant remember the price) for those who want to do huge file uploads.

The great thing is, is it lets you share the files you have (by means of giving people the links) and also tracks how many downloads each item has had.  You can also set passwords for each download and make hidden, private or public!
« Last Edit: February 15, 2010, 07:31:08 PM by Stephen66515 »

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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2010, 07:22:50 PM »
Http://www.mediafire.com ...

That is a great link. You just need to take out one of the extra http://s in the address to get the page to load.
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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2010, 07:32:11 PM »
lol sorry about that, i always forget DC puts in the Http:// for me :P - anyway, its sorted now, should load from click ^_^ 

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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2010, 03:08:30 AM »
www.mediafire.com ... they been around forever and they are ultra reliable, their free storage is more than sufficient for most people and they offer a paid service (cant remember the price) for those who want to do huge file uploads.
so, they have unlimited upload/download & unlimited storage for the free service - what's the catch, how do they do that ??? :tellme:
Can you for example, just upload all your backup & leave them there ?
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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2010, 05:07:56 AM »
yep, the only real difference with free and pro is the file sizes you can upload:

Free: 200MB / file max
MediaPro: 2GB / file max

also, paying disables the few ads they have (the ads are very very minimal and i honestly didnt even know they had them until i saw, just now, must of trained myself to ignore them haha)

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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2010, 05:26:05 AM »
SendSpace allows up to 300gb for free account.

http://www.sendspace.com/

Adrive only allows you to download one file at a time.
Upload is limited to 1000 files at a time. Last time I used it anyway.
And if you upload it will not check if the file is already there.
So you can't keep uploading the same folder if it gains more files and expect adrive to recognize the ones you already uploaded.
It's ok for storage though, but not for constant upload and download operations imo.

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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2010, 05:29:01 AM »
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Mediafire free accounts are restricted to uploads of 200 MB per file and files are deleted if they are not accessed every 30 days

... the mother of all differences. :) I certainly wouldn't use their free service for backup purposes.

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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2010, 08:09:02 AM »
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Mediafire free accounts are restricted to uploads of 200 MB per file and files are deleted if they are not accessed every 30 days

... the mother of all differences. :) I certainly wouldn't use their free service for backup purposes.

But when I checked here this is what it said-
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free accounts, there is currently no time limit on how long uploaded files will be stored as long as you access your account (i.e. login to your account) at least once every 60 days OR at least one of your files is accessed (i.e. downloaded) every 30 days

That's not quite the same thing. Logging in once every 60 days shouldn't be too hard.
Not that I would rely on an online service (paid or free) for backup - but certainly worth considering as a backup to a backup to a backup. And 200mb a file isn't hugely restrictive.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2010, 08:45:34 AM by Dormouse »

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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2010, 09:09:33 AM »
yeah, i login quite often, plus i have a download on there that i get at least 20 hits per week on (currently 18000 downloads) lol, so that keeps me going :P

Also, 200mb is perfect if your willing to break down your files into smaller RAR files

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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2010, 09:38:15 AM »
« Last Edit: February 16, 2010, 09:52:08 AM by nosh »

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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2010, 09:53:55 AM »
The thing I'm not sure about is how long will these new providers be around? I use Live Mesh, Skydrive and Dropbox and I know that they are big enough names that my data will be around.

That's my concern too.  I only use SkyDrive and DropBox (and mostly DropBox at that).  I also use my own server to host things that I know about in advance, since I can get space on that for a lot less than any of these services.

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Re: Battle of the Free Online Storages
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2010, 03:59:19 PM »
wrong thread  :-[  lol
sorry!

[edit] more info about Crashplan backup software [/edit]
Tom
« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 04:02:37 PM by tomos »