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Author Topic: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files  (Read 12000 times)

patteo

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TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« on: December 04, 2006, 10:02:57 PM »
Thought this would come in useful for Donationcoders

Note: for those good at Arithmetic, you will notice there's only 9 sites. But it says 11. I guess it's new maths
Also, I had to manually align the columns (but it still comes out somewhat unaligned) and the clickable links are somehow not copied over.

Can anyone tell me how one can copy the article intact from http://www.makeuseof...-to-send-your-files/

By the way, I used Firefox 2 and CopyURL+

‘TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files’ released » MakeUseOf.com
"You, me and I bet every webbie once in while needs to send over a file that’s bigger then max. allowed email attachment (e.g. video clip, movie, software program, etc). So 2 days ago I decided to make a list of somewhat better websites and tools for sending big files. After some extensive searching I got more then 100 sites, obviously this was too much so I filtered them further by canceling out ones which aren’t free, simple to use and with max.file size mark below 500 mb. And below is what I got afterwards;
                      max. size    days before file deleted    Sign-up Required
YouSendIt       1 gb               7                                           No
Gigasize         1.5 gb             90 days                                  Yes
TransferBigFiles   1 gb            5 days                                          No
MegaShares    1.5 gb                  7 days                                        No
BigUpload.       500 mb    30 days after last download                  No
MailBigFile         500 mb              7                                             No
FileUpload        500 mb          7                                            No
Zupload             500 mb    30 days after last download                   No
Spread-it.          500 mb           14 days                                          No
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If you send/receive big files frequently and do so among friends then instead of using above ones I recommend to install one of the following programs, either of which is free and user friendly in its own way."
http://www.makeuseof...-to-send-your-files/

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2006, 10:29:49 PM »
well, you can make a screenshot then post the image & link it back to the website... :)

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2006, 11:08:10 PM »
There are some inaccuracies in that chart:

Yousendit only allows 100mb files unless you have an account. And if someone with an account sends you a file over 100mb you will need an account to download it.

Gigasize will allow 300mb files for 45 days without an account. And a free account allows 1.5 gig files for 90 days, and a paid account allows 2.5 gig files with permanent storage, for as long as you have a paid account.

Megashares allows a single session of 10 gigs, which can be a single 10 gig file or a bunch of files totaling no more than 10 gigs.

MailBigFile has a 512mb file size limit.

Additionally...

Rapidshare is no longer a free option. They are switching to only paid accounts being able to upload.

MooLoad allows 500mb files for as long as you choose.




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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2006, 11:22:24 PM »
aah, what difference a week makes.. :)

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2006, 07:11:27 AM »
All are not as good as pando.com :)  Recently I like this tool very much.

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2006, 07:22:00 AM »
The only real problem with pando is that when you send files, the reciever has to have pando installed on their pc in order to recieve it.

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2006, 08:09:47 AM »
MegaShares has some dubious ads including "Napster of Porn." Also, free users get slower downloads than paid users.

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2006, 07:17:33 PM »
I like Pando's more direct torrent approach, too. Great post and links, patteo, thanks!

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2006, 08:27:14 PM »
BeamFile is slightly different in a sense that it's not web-based, you need to install the program at both ends before you can send/receive files..

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P.S. it sounds more like Pando..

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2006, 09:43:21 AM »
An app at the day job is very good (InternetDISK - Korean site because I forget the English URL right now), but it's not available everywhere. Your ISP needs to have it or your company/organization.

I've used it to transfer massive files measuring many GB. No problems.

The architechture is actually very cool. The back end storage is all Linux with Linux daemons running with a cool Windows front end for people - web, Windows (OS), and Windows application integration.

If you're familiar with transfer technologies, ASP has a ceiling at about 100KB - not very good. Others peter out at around a couple MB (some are better though). The InternetDISK front end for users running in a browser easily handles hundreds of MB and even GBs of data transfers without breaking a sweat.

But it's pretty much an Asia only thing right now.
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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2006, 10:50:46 PM »
I'm very happy with Pando.

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2008, 04:32:05 AM »
Here's another one which allows you to upload up to 2GB of files.

http://www.yourbucket.com

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2008, 06:01:00 AM »
Here's another one which allows you to upload up to 2GB of files.

http://www.yourbucket.com

You should have mentioned it's your personal Website.

http://www.google.co....com&btnG=Search

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2008, 02:57:05 PM »
I like Pando's more direct torrent approach, too. Great post and links, patteo, thanks!

I also like Pando for sending large files privately to other people. It's limited to 1 GB but most archiving programs can split archives up into multiple files if you need to send more than 1 GB of files.


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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2008, 11:13:55 PM »
FTP - Still the number one tool for sending large files, especially if you own domain name. Or a <a href="http://www.no-ip.com">free one</a> can always be obtained. The biggest advantage of FTP is that if you set up a server on your own machine, you don't need to waste time uploading the files to some other site before sending the link to someone else. Especially if you have a low upload speed like most home users do. Pando seems to use the same principle, but is limited to 1GB files.

As a side note, its clear to see how the service could be used to become a large P2P network servicing those especially stuck behind restrictive proxies and firewalls. <a href="http://www.omemo.com">Omemo</a> is a new file sharing service based upon this concept, but I've not tried it yet.


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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2008, 12:14:54 AM »
I don't know much of anything about setting up an FTP server. Can you resume transfers at any time without any problems?

Resuming transfers is the best thing in the world. I don't understand why browsers don't do that by default.


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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2008, 02:17:09 AM »
It depends on the FTP server software, but generally yes, most do.

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2008, 02:22:41 AM »
I don't know much of anything about setting up an FTP server. Can you resume transfers at any time without any problems?

Yes, if you set up the FTP server to support resuming transfers.

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2008, 01:00:49 PM »
I cannot accept the free Pando because the adverts includes false ads with links to scam sites.

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Re: TOP 11 Tools for Sending BIG Files
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2008, 07:06:11 PM »
What about running a web server on your computer?
The built in Web File Manager in BarracudaDrive makes it very easy to distribute large files.