Cloud Data Storage Providers that Offers Freemium Service

Probably you've got important documents, videos, music or other stuffs that needs to be shared across multiple devices, using cloud storage technology is for now the easiest option you've got and the number of people it are increasingly by day.

Cloud Storage has come to say and with so many cloud service providers, you may be wondering which one could be right for you. The list below will help you based on general summary of each popular cloud service.

First, let look at what cloud storage is for the benefit of those that don't know what it is. According to wikipedia
Cloud storage is a model of networked online storage where data is stored in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties. Hosting companies operate large data centers, and people who require their data to be hosted buy or lease storage capacity from them. The data center operators, in the background, virtualize the resources according to the requirements of the customer and expose them as storage pools, which the customers can themselves use to store files or data objects. Physically, the resource may span across multiple servers.The safety of the files depends upon the hosting websites.
Cloud storage services may be accessed through a web service application programming interface (API), a cloud storage gateway or through a Web-based user interface.

1. Mega

Mega is a cloud storage provider and successor to Megaupload. The website was launched on 19 January 2013 to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the seizure of Megaupload. After the Gabonese Republic denied the new company the domain name, Kim Dotcom, the don in-charge announced it would instead be registered in his adopted home of New Zealand under the domain name

Currently, free users will get 50 GB of free storage space and total bandwidth will be limited, from 1 to 8 TB per month, for paid accounts. Free account bandwidth is not currently disclosed.

2. SkyDrive

SkyDrive (officially Microsoft SkyDrive, previously Windows Live SkyDrive and Windows Live Folders) is a file hosting service that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser or their local device. It is part of the Windows Live range of online services and allows users to keep the files private, share them with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly shared files do not require a Microsoft account to access.

The service offers 7 GB of free storage for new users. Additional storage is available for purchase. Users who signed up to SkyDrive prior to April 22, 2012 could opt-in for a limited time offer of 25 GB of free storage upgrade. The service is built using HTML5 technologies, and files up to 300 MB can be uploaded via drag and drop into the web browser, or up to 2 GB via the SkyDrive desktop application for Microsoft Windows and OS X.

3. Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service by Google that was released on April 24, 2012. Google Drive is now the home of Google Docs, a suite of productivity applications, that offer collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Rumors about Google Drive began circulating as early as March 2006.

Google Drive gives all users 5 GB of cloud storage to start with. A user can get additional storage, which is shared between Picasa and Google Drive, from 25 GB up to 16 TB through a paid monthly subscription plan ($2.49 US per month for 25 GB).

4. Box

Box Inc. (formerly is an online file sharing and Cloud content management service for enterprise companies. The company has adopted a freemium business model, and provides 5 GB of free storage for personal accounts. A mobile version of the service is available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, WebOS, and Windows Phone devices. The company is based in Los Altos, California.

5. MediaFire

MediaFire is a free file and image hosting web site that started in 2005 and is located in Shenandoah, Texas, United States. MediaFire include 50 GB of cloud storage and a limit of 200 MB per file (250 GB of storage and 4GB of file size limit for Pro users and 1000 GB of storage and 10 GB of file size limit for Business users).MediaFire provides users with the ability to create image galleries from folders of images and view and share common document, presentation, and spreadsheet file types inside the web browser. MediaFire's free account service does not require download activity in order to preserve files, and is thus often suitable as a temporary or secondary backup solution although MediaFire does not officially support free data warehousing (long-term storage for inactive accounts).

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