50gb of free secure cloud storage
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50gb of free secure cloud storage

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Found 4th May 2016
As it says on the tin, if your up to your free Dropbox limit and looking for a half decent alternative I've been using this for a while now and it's pretty good.

I'm still trying to find a better deal for a bit more space, but 50gb should cover a good chunk of most people's family photo and video catalogues. Pretty good industry reviews all around, as long as you don't lose your key top tip. Keep the key safe!

Perhaps a bit more detail needed:

Mega was born out of Kim Dotcom's Megaupload and is intended to be a secure upload site to combat Govt snooping.

Mega is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited. The New Zealand-based website was launched on January 19, 2013 by Kim Dotcom. Mega mobile apps are available for Windows Phone, Android, BlackBerry OS and iOS.
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Where is this from?
I think it came out of the ashes of megaupload.? Now legit tho, subscriber base in the millions etc. Obviously only use it as a back up.
Edited by: "imiskeen" 4th May 2016
Just clicked link to get this........... and found I signed up in Feb 2013. X)

Thanks for the reminder though.


P.S. Have backed up my key as a text file.




Edited by: "Jumpingphil" 4th May 2016
^^^^^^^^Just something to be aware of. I love Mega and use it to back up a lot of my files, be wary though. I lost alot of precious stuff when Firedrive (another cloud storage provider) just disappeared of the face of the earth without a word. Don't rely one just one place of storage
yancoates

https://torrentfreak.com/kim-dotcom-warns-mega-users-to-backup-their-files-160421/



Yes, I've seen that article, and in my opinion it very much depends on which side of the thin line you sit. I think the final paragraph quoted response from the chairman is probably as factually incorrect as the majority of the article, but at the end of the day, if you treat the commodity for what it is, you should be okay. Just go into it with your eyes open and don't store the Crown Jewels there, etc etc..
Used it for a while, not had any issues that were no my own fault.

I keep copies of thousands of practise photos and other non-essentials there, still learning to use my camera properly..! and .. 100% agreed too the point above. Diversify your storage. Has been pretty good for me though, so can't moan.
yup, lots of storage places are shutting down or going after commercial market without much notice. Bitcasa (once posted here) is the latest and have until 20th May to download your stuff.
The sync app is quite useful I have found, allows me to keep my laptop files and other bits to hand even on a mobile. By far and away the best overall free online storage option in my opinion and I've tried a few. Also helps that it's one of the largest offerings of free capacity. Just a shame they don't have more low end storage tiers as I'd be happy with 100-200gb of space without the need for the file sharing aspect beyond between my own systems.
Seems I've already got it. Thanks I forgot all about it.
Every password i have tried to use on M it says its two weak so i will give it a miss because all my passwords are fine on every other website i belong to.
I been using P-Cloud you get 50gb there makes me wonder if they are the same company because there websites are both hosting in the USA.
Anyway P-Cloud been ok for me so far no complaints.
Edited by: "sdduk2" 4th May 2016
sdduk2

Every password i have tried to use on M it says its two weak so i will … Every password i have tried to use on M it says its two weak so i will give it a miss because all my passwords are fine on every other website i belong to.I been using P-Cloud you get 50gb there makes me wonder if they are the same company because there websites are both hosting in the USA.Anyway P-Cloud been ok for me so far no complaints.



Did they do some sort of promotion to get 50gb as it seems that you can only get up to 20gb currently.
Astec123

Did they do some sort of promotion to get 50gb as it seems that you can … Did they do some sort of promotion to get 50gb as it seems that you can only get up to 20gb currently.



Sorry i thought you got the 50gb as soon as you signed up i have had it a little while now but i got it off of here on the freebies so can't remember if it was a promotion now thinking about it.
fizz

yup, lots of storage places are shutting down or going after commercial … yup, lots of storage places are shutting down or going after commercial market without much notice. Bitcasa (once posted here) is the latest and have until 20th May to download your stuff.



​yeah, i have had to download my bitcasa stuff and put it on mega. I think Copy is shutting down soon too
sdduk2

Sorry i thought you got the 50gb as soon as you signed up i have had it a … Sorry i thought you got the 50gb as soon as you signed up i have had it a little while now but i got it off of here on the freebies so can't remember if it was a promotion now thinking about it.



No worries. Just tempted me to sign up for that as well to mirror my mega storage but 20gb isn't enough for me.

I take it you rate P-Upload generally? What's the upload speeds like? If it's similar to Mega I'll have to keep an eye out for a deal like you got.
sdduk2

Every password i have tried to use on M it says its two weak so i will … Every password i have tried to use on M it says its two weak so i will give it a miss because all my passwords are fine on every other website i belong to.I been using P-Cloud you get 50gb there makes me wonder if they are the same company because there websites are both hosting in the USA.Anyway P-Cloud been ok for me so far no complaints.



Use a password generator.
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Astec123

No worries. Just tempted me to sign up for that as well to mirror my mega … No worries. Just tempted me to sign up for that as well to mirror my mega storage but 20gb isn't enough for me.I take it you rate P-Upload generally? What's the upload speeds like? If it's similar to Mega I'll have to keep an eye out for a deal like you got.


speeds are not to bad 50mb in under a min if thats any help.
Shatwell

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Ha Ha Ha i don't think i would remember any of them codes.
i grabbed the 50gb offer for 'the box' a few years ago and still use that - it said it was a permanent upgrade and it has been so far
yancoates

​yeah, i have had to download my bitcasa stuff and put it on mega. I t … ​yeah, i have had to download my bitcasa stuff and put it on mega. I think Copy is shutting down soon too



​Copy closed down on the 1st May 2016 - if you had anything in there you've lost it now!
Does this have an automated upload option so I can add a couple of folders if photos on my phone and have them constantly backed up?
sdduk2

speeds are not to bad 50mb in under a min if thats any help. Ha Ha Ha i … speeds are not to bad 50mb in under a min if thats any help. Ha Ha Ha i don't think i would remember any of them codes.


If you have a favourite password that you can REMEMBER, just use it twice. The security against a brute force or dictionary attack is no worse, and you can still remember it. And it is longer, so this service will probably not say that it is weak. Get to over 20 characters and you should be fine. (I am assuming that "this service" is Mega, but it doesn't actually say that in the title!)
You use abracadabra23 now
Use abracadabra23abracadabra23 for Mega.
What other free could storage options are people using (in this case I'm looking specifically at Android, but cross platform would be the best option for me)? I vaguely remember getting the 50gb Box offer, so that's an option.

I'm currently using Shoebox as a quick option for backing up the photo's on my phone, but when I travel I'll be shooting RAW on my camera and transferring the pics to my phone (that 128gb miro sd card will get some use!) to see about slowly uploading them if I can find a solid wifi connection, so things like Shoebox and Google Photo's are a no-go as they won't allow me to upload RAW. (I'll probably still upload the low res. embedded jpegs from the RAW files whenever I get wifi, so that if something happens while I'm waiting for a good connection, I have some kind of backup).

Also, any suggestions on forums to use for Android/Windows discussions? (I use xda, but only for techy solutions, things like these requests are a little "below" the member on there is seems!(_;))
woldranger

Also, any suggestions on forums to use for Android/Windows discussions? … Also, any suggestions on forums to use for Android/Windows discussions? (I use xda, but only for techy solutions, things like these requests are a little "below" the member on there is seems!(_;))


modaco.com ? I haven't really used it since Orange San Francisco days, but it was a bit more friendly that XDA and more UK-centric. And Paul the owner is a friend of a colleague.
woldranger

What other free could storage options are people using (in this case I'm … What other free could storage options are people using (in this case I'm looking specifically at Android, but cross platform would be the best option for me)? I vaguely remember getting the 50gb Box offer, so that's an option.I'm currently using Shoebox as a quick option for backing up the photo's on my phone, but when I travel I'll be shooting RAW on my camera and transferring the pics to my phone (that 128gb miro sd card will get some use!) to see about slowly uploading them if I can find a solid wifi connection, so things like Shoebox and Google Photo's are a no-go as they won't allow me to upload RAW. (I'll probably still upload the low res. embedded jpegs from the RAW files whenever I get wifi, so that if something happens while I'm waiting for a good connection, I have some kind of backup).Also, any suggestions on forums to use for Android/Windows discussions? (I use xda, but only for techy solutions, things like these requests are a little "below" the member on there is seems!(_;))



I've just started using BitTorrent Sync. It has been pretty good so far. Your folders are saved on a PC and as long as the PC is on, you can upload/download to the folders from anywhere. Might be worth a look?
It's a good place to store iso's, not too sure about my personal data. Recently used my limit on dropbox and paying 79p a month for 50GB on iCloud.
When you use these cloud backup services you should be cautious about who has control over your data -
"Mega is now under the control of Bill Liu, a New Zealand-based Chinese national that is currently fifth on China's most-wanted criminal list"
Amazon prime = unlimited photo backup!
ant1g

When you use these cloud backup services you should be cautious about who … When you use these cloud backup services you should be cautious about who has control over your data - "Mega is now under the control of Bill Liu, a New Zealand-based Chinese national that is currently fifth on China's most-wanted criminal list"



This is why i've never used my Mega account as I don't trust how it's changed hands and those behind it's ownership/funding. It claims everything you upload is encrypted and you hold the keys but I don't believe those who built it don't have a way in to your data.

I use Onedrive with it's 2 step verification as it's integrated into the OS and i've got 40gb free with MS though various promotions etc. New requests to access my data are immediately flagged up by an app on my phone so as long as it's me accessing it from a new device I can authorise it but if it's not I can decline it. I quite like that safety net and so far not had any suspicious notifications.

However it's all a case of which provider is the best of a bad bunch when it comes to trusting anyone and just how secure your data really is.
manka

Amazon prime = unlimited photo backup!



Which with NUS card at £35 a year is actually a really good alternative option that I had forgotten about! Thanks for the reminder
Sp0oner

This is why i've never used my Mega account as I don't trust how it's … This is why i've never used my Mega account as I don't trust how it's changed hands and those behind it's ownership/funding. It claims everything you upload is encrypted and you hold the keys but I don't believe those who built it don't have a way in to your data.I use Onedrive with it's 2 step verification as it's integrated into the OS and i've got 40gb free with MS though various promotions etc. New requests to access my data are immediately flagged up by an app on my phone so as long as it's me accessing it from a new device I can authorise it but if it's not I can decline it. I quite like that safety net and so far not had any suspicious notifications.However it's all a case of which provider is the best of a bad bunch when it comes to trusting anyone and just how secure your data really is.




Agreed, re: best of a bad bunch. It's all a matter of "who did what before the law caught up with them" IMO. It could be argued that Microsoft had an equally questionable start in life and is probably just as likely to have back doors into your data as the next company. If anything, dependent on what your trying to store some might say MS is the least secure of the lot. But then again, if you have nothing to hide who cares. Etc etc..
Lost a lot of data using this. Be careful.
dudwood_fudwood

Lost a lot of data using this. Be careful.



Lost keys / password, then lost data or just lost data?
imiskeen

Lost keys / password, then lost data or just lost data?



Lost password. Then got no support to reset. So partially my fault.
Currently using 1TB on google drive. If you join their 'Local Guides' and do 200 points of contributions (photos, reviews, google map edits etc..) you get it free for two years.
kimdotcom the founder seems to think mega is going to go under due to mismanagement by the new owners so I've decided to look elsewhere I've had a account with mega for a while but I decided to move my stuff to another cloud storage provider I think it was posted on here pcloud also if you have BT broadband you get storage free with that.
dudwood_fudwood

Lost password. Then got no support to reset. So partially my fault.



Err that's entirely your fault. Due to the way the system works if you loose your password or don't save the encryption key file then there is no way anyone can gain access to your account for you, from Mega, the government or otherwise.

They spell this out on the registration page, in the welcome email among other places.

Your password is your master encryption key.Your account's security … Your password is your master encryption key.Your account's security depends on the strength of your password. Passwords that are too short, too simple or consist of dictionary words are easily guessed.Do not forget your password.There is no recovery procedure for lost passwords. If you cannot remember it, you will no longer be able to access your stored data.Your account is only as secure as your computer.Never enter your password on a device that you do not fully trust. Do not log into your account from a shared or public computer. For enhanced security, install our browser extension and load MEGA from your computer rather than from our servers.

imiskeen

Which with NUS card at £35 a year is actually a really good alternative … Which with NUS card at £35 a year is actually a really good alternative option that I had forgotten about! Thanks for the reminder


yes, but what of the videos?
W1zz

Currently using 1TB on google drive. If you join their 'Local Guides' and … Currently using 1TB on google drive. If you join their 'Local Guides' and do 200 points of contributions (photos, reviews, google map edits etc..) you get it free for two years.



How long did that take you? Most things around me seem to be already mapped and photographed.
Astec123

Err that's entirely your fault. Due to the way the system works if you … Err that's entirely your fault. Due to the way the system works if you loose your password or don't save the encryption key file then there is no way anyone can gain access to your account for you, from Mega, the government or otherwise. They spell this out on the registration page, in the welcome email among other places.



I registered my account years ago. When I did it there was no mention of encryption keys and also no mention of the lack of recovery process for forgotten passwords. Under the assumption that other data storage sites can reset the password I thought this would be the same. I only lost photo's, nothing major. The biggest issue for me was the awful customer support. I'm guessing the fact that they now mention this on a welcome page and many other areas indicates other people have had the same issue with losing passwords.

In a digital era where you need a password for almost everything and the fact that it cannot be reset is so out of date it makes the risk of losing data too high. Making this app non usable for me. I have a terrible memory, too many passwords and will not write them down. So yeah, partially my fault. Partially Mega's poor customer service.
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