Cloud storage is a fast growing approach in creating online data storage for your documents, photos, clips and it also syncs with your devices like PC, laptop, and smart phone. It’s also a form of sharing your personal files to everyone on the internet- your workmates, your family and friends. With different cloud storage services you can pick any of the cheapest and the one that claim to give more storage size is the best.What would you say if we give you a top-list of FREE cloud storage services 🙂 .Of course, Google Drive will not be on the list anymore, we promise. We collected the top 5 best online data storage services of 2015 and here they are 🙂
MEGA– doesn’t need any form of sugar coating. It offers you 50 GB of free data storage online. This is a one big fat amount of storage you can imagine. What’s good about this file storage service is that they give you an option to upload a file from your mobile phone which is a feature from no cloud storage service before. How does it work? Just sign up for a valid e-mail and you will receive a link as invitation to log-in to the website itself.
PROS: You can share your files to public, and can upload/download multiple folders at a time by converting files to ZIP.
CONS: There is no password protection for your files.
HIVE– This storehouse is not like any of your typical cloud storage services. Unlike the others that lets non-user to view the uploaded file online, Hive needs everyone to create an account first before they can access a person’s data on their cloud. It works as if it’s Facebook. You have to add the user as a friend so each of you can share and view files and documents of one another.
PROS: Despite the complicacy of accessing one’s cloud, Hive does offer UNLIMITED FREE storage to anyone who’s willing to try their service. It also supports torrent files and apps.
CONS: To mixed up with the complications of using Hive, you need to create individual folders if ever you want to share it to another user and your download speeds are unfortunately, capped.
pCloud– The free data storage starts with 10 GB. Additional storage size will be added to your account if you let your friends sign up as well. It basically works as a referral system which is a smart thing to attract subscribers.
PROS: You can stream your files even to non-users of pCloud, no need to bother about the speed limit caps and file size limits because there is no such thing as that in the pCloud storage service.
CONS: No password protection.
Mankayia– It’s similar to the Hive that offers unlimited file storage online, so you can upload any documents or clips you want as long as it won’t exceed the 200 MB limit in size. It is free of charge though, if you want to get a premium access you need to shell out $10 out of your pocket for other useful features of this storage service.
PROS: Upload as many files as you can, the website’s interface is user-friendly and there is no bandwidth limit stated.
CONS: One can’t share their files to anyone unless they are wiling pay the premium fee.
SurfDoc– This file storage system works as a task completion basis and you will be compensated for each small jobs you need to complete. Reward points will be more storage size. SurDoc gives you a starting cloud size of 100 GB. Mobile and desktop apps are available to make your life easier with managing your files. Sync documents to your devices and use it for FREE.
PROS: 100 GB starting storage size, you can share your folder to the public even if your viewer is not signed up as a SurfDoc member. Largest cloud size is 1 TB.
CONS: The 100 GB free file storage size is only good for a year. If you want to keep the service after a year, you will pay for the premium/upgrade fee to fully access your account still. Or earn as much points as you can so you don’t have to really pay.