Comparison Of Popular Online File Storage Services
By on August 15th, 2009

Guest post by Srikanth.

There are many services available. It is a very good idea to store your data on secured servers, this not only saves your hard disk space but also allows you to sync and recover any lost data during a system crash or any other natural disasters.

Here in are some of the paid and free online file storage services that provide tons of free and paid storage space to store your data securely. Many of these services also allow you to share files over the web and by using specific clients, you can also backup your data automatically without the fear of losing data. The table below shows a detailed comparison of some of the popular online file storage services, look at the table and decide which service best suits you.

Web host/ Features

Adrive

Box.net

Mozy

Windows Live Mesh

Language supported

English

English

English

English

Free trial

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Storage Space

50 GB free

For multiple accounts $6.95/month for 50 GB and $13.95/month

1 GB Free

$7.95/month for 5 GB and $19.95/month

2 GB Free $4.95/month unlimited for home users

5 GB Free

Maximum Upload file Size

2 GB

25 MB for Free users and 1 GB files for Paid users

No Limit

Unknown

Bandwidth limit

No limit for paid users and 1 TB for free users

10 GB for Free users and No limit for paid users

No Limit

No Limit

Upload Options

Web based uploads, Windows and Mac Adrive clients for automatic backup

Web based

Through Windows and Mac sync clients

Through your web site and internet explorer plugins

System Compatibility

Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS x 10.4 and above systems

Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS x 10.4 and above systems

Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS x 10.4 and above systems

Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS x 10.4 and above systems

Option to delete files

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sync option

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Web host/ Features

IDrive

RapidShare

Drop.io

MegaUpload

Language supported

English

English and German

English

English, German, French and Italian

Free trial

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Storage Space

2 GB Free

500 GB for Paid customers

100 MB

50 GB Free and 1 TB for Paid customers

Maximum Upload file Size

None

200 MB for Free users and 2000 MB for paid users

100 MB

1024 MB for free users and not applicable for paid users

Bandwidth limit

Not applicable

500 kbps for free users and paid users can download 2.66 GB per day

None

No Parallel downloads for Free users and unlimited for paid users

Upload Options

Web based and through client

Web based or Direct upload

-

Web based or Direct upload

System Compatibility

Windows 2000, XP and Vista systems

Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS x 10.4 and above systems

Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS x 10.4 and above systems

Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Mac OS x 10.4 and above systems

Option to delete files

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sync option

Yes

No

No

No

Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Encryption

Yes

No

Yes

No

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