4 Best Sites To Get 10GB Free Online Backup & Storage

storage   4 Best Sites To Get 10GB Free Online Backup & StorageIn today’s digital world, our entire life — both work and home — are tied to computers. Hard disks are unpredictable and are prone to failures leading to data loss. Research shows that every year 43% of computer users lose valuable data. The best way to hedge your data storage risk is to store critical data on the cloud.

Cloud storage services offer paid monthly subscriptions either for unlimited storage or for hundreds of gigabytes of data. Most of us do not have that much critical data to backup and therefore it would be a total waste of money. And for those of us who have data which cannot be stored using the 1 or 2GB free space offered, we have a list of four of the best free online storage services that offer free space of more than 10GB.

Windows Live SkyDrive

SkyDrive   4 Best Sites To Get 10GB Free Online Backup & Storage

Despite having a name that is quite a mouthful, Windows Live Skydrive is one of the most popular and extremely useful cloud based service from Microsoft. Windows Live Skydrive offers a hefty 25 GB free storage space to all users.

There is absolutely no need to install and configure a desktop client. All you have to do is log into the Windows Live Skydrive account wit your Live ID and you can just drag & drop files into the folders. In addition to having password protected private folders, you can create new folders, make it public and share the files with friends, family or coworkers.

Each folder has a unique weblink which you can mail to anyone you want and the files can accessed from any web connected device like a PC or a smartphone. You can read our review of Windows Live Skydrive here.

IDrive

idrive desktop   4 Best Sites To Get 10GB Free Online Backup & Storage

IDrive is a top notch remote online backup solution. Like all its competitors, IDrive offers 2GB free storage for users to evaluate the service. With desktop clients for Mac & PC, true archiving, continuous data protection, time line restore, versioning and many more world class features IDrive is a rock solid online backup platform. Wondering how IDrive is relevant in this list? Patience, dear readers is a virtue! Now immediately after signing up, we will be redirected to a sign up onfirmation and referral page.

IDrive   4 Best Sites To Get 10GB Free Online Backup & Storage

You can refer IDrive to your friends by submitting the email login credentials of AOL, Gmail, MSN or Yahoo. If there are more than 5 valid email addresses in your address book, IDrive bumps up your account with a free 10 GB storage space. This referral space does not expire and is on top of the 2 GB free space of the basic plan. Contacts you refer get two emails from IDrive promoting their product and if you want to bypass this, sign up with an email id you sparsely use thereby not annoying your friends & family.

humyo

humyo   4 Best Sites To Get 10GB Free Online Backup & Storage

With its free account, humyo provides one of the best free 10GB online storage solutions. The free storage space is split into two parts – 5GB for media files (Photos, Videos, Music) and the rest of the 5 GB for non-media files. Since this being a free account, we will not have access to the desktop client. But fret not, humyo has a brilliant web-based file explorer that allows you to upload, share and download files in a jiffy.

Binfire

Binfire   4 Best Sites To Get 10GB Free Online Backup & Storage

Binfire offers a free 10 GB online storage space for all your files, which can accessed from a intuitive web interface. Just like Windows Live Skydrive, Binfire also lets you create and share multiple folders with your friends and family. You can also send emails right from within the Binfire account.

Each one of these services have their own strong suites. Personally, I use IDrive for backing up data and found it to be seamless & blazing fast. With the launch of Office Web in a few days, Windows SkyDrive is going to be a Google Docs killer. And, if you are a media junkie, humyo is the right fit as you can stream media and view images directly from your account.

If you need more storage than 25 GB, check out how to score 50 GB free storage space online from Wuala here. Do you know about any other examples of the best free online storage solutions that offer 10 GB or more free space?

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pceasies

I’ve had good luck with Mediafire. You can upload files up to 100mb with the free account and they give you “unlimited” storage. No waiting when downloading and great speeds.

Alex

I use 50 Gig of free storage at http://www.metahyper.com. File upload size limit is 1 gig for registered user. Nice service.

Beatrix

I use ADrive. Free 50G are good enough but upload files sucks.

pceasies

I always though their download speeds were really slow. Terrible to retrieve files, good otherwise.

Alex

I use 50 Gig of free storage at http://www.metahyper.com. File upload size limit is 1 gig for registered user. Nice service.

iSearch

Dropbox? Best backup site evar! I’ve ot 8GB space! Synced with my iphone, pc and my linux machine!

http://bit.ly/cFhwBF

Cobalt

As for SkyDrive, you risk Microsoft peering into your personal stiff (no option for encoding) and you can’t organize because you can’t create folders nor can you upload folders. Microsoft is famous for offering so much, with a high level of limitations.

Andy

Skydrive is using webdav, a protocol supported by Windows Explorer directly and by Total Commander via plugin. So you can actually access from Explorer using the steps in this article: http://www.mikeplate.com/how-to-connect-to-skydrive-with-webdav/.
I have found however that Windows is very slow, so I use the webdav address and and TC. Not as fast as Dropbox, but excellent space quota

pthesis

Has anyone considered which of these companies, besides Microsoft, will still be around a year from now? What’s going to happen to my 10 GB or more of data when they close shop?

Beatrix

This is a point that always worries me, so I always have tons of DVDs, CDs with my files.

Scott S

humyo has just been taken over by trend micro, so I don’t think they’ll be going anywhere anytime soon

Defcon77

Exactly. No going anywhere. And some day you end up having to buy a Trend Micro all-in-one product. Onlien Storage, Firewall, Antivirus :)

Mohan Ramkumar

IDrive is among the Top 10 online backup & storage solutions. As for humyo, they have been acquired by Trend Micro and I would expect the service to become more reliable with their backing.

iSearch

Dropbox? Best backup site evar! I’ve ot 8GB space! Synced with my iphone, pc and my linux machine!

http://bit.ly/cFhwBF

Cobalt

Excellent thoughts. Like them or not, Microsoft will be around for a long time. As for the others, it’s any one’s guess.

Cobalt

None of us have thus-far complimented the author for this good article. Thanks! I choose not to whine today.

Steve

Dropbox is a god send if you have multiple computers…I use it to store valuable work files that I need to access while I’m at home or on the road. Absolutely brilliant And FREE! check it out:
http://tinyurl.com/29drzsb

Sundayperfect

GOOD ARTICLE!!! & my special THANX to @pceasies & @Alex!
Few options I tried SDExplorer (http://www.cloudstorageexplorer.com) for skydrive but for me Skydrive is not working well atleast for me!
So I tried GMail Drive (http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm) with this caution -Be aware that support for this tool may suspend at any time if Google decides to block its use! (But Still your gmail contains all that info & data so you have access to it)

Can anyone tell me mediafire.com & metahyper.com Which one provide the fastest download & Upload? Is there anyway to get them on ur PC screen as GMail drive or SDExplorer?

Anonymous

https://www.adrive.com

A Drive: 50 gb online storage

HypnotiqBIG

https://www.adrive.com

A Drive: 50 gb online storage

Sundayperfect

GOOD ARTICLE!!! & my special THANX to @pceasies & @Alex!
Few options I tried SDExplorer (http://www.cloudstorageexplore…) for skydrive but for me Skydrive is not working well atleast for me!
So I tried GMail Drive (http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmai… with this caution -Be aware that support for this tool may suspend at any time if Google decides to block its use! (But Still your gmail contains all that info & data so you have access to it)

Can anyone tell me mediafire.com & metahyper.com Which one provide the fastest download & Upload? Is there anyway to get them on ur PC screen as GMail drive or SDExplorer?

David Robins

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David Robins

Sundayperfect

GOOD ARTICLE!!! & my special THANX to @pceasies & @Alex!
Few options I tried SDExplorer (http://www.cloudstorageexplore…) for skydrive but for me Skydrive is not working well atleast for me!
So I tried GMail Drive (http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmai… with this caution -Be aware that support for this tool may suspend at any time if Google decides to block its use! (But Still your gmail contains all that info & data so you have access to it)

Can anyone tell me mediafire.com & metahyper.com Which one provide the fastest download & Upload? Is there anyway to get them on ur PC screen as GMail drive or SDExplorer?

Greg

Can’t believe you didn’t mention dropbox. They rock! https://www.dropbox.com/

Rahul

Dropbox anyone?

Mohan Ramkumar

Dropbox is good, but there is no way to get free 10GB space over there.

Jasjeev Singh Anand

Skydrive rocks and idrive sucks!

Jim

I work for a medical office software company and have been recommending datadepositbox.com because our clients need secure encrypted online backups and and additional requirement that the services need to be in canada for the data to remain in the same country. sure it costs $2 (can) per gb but a secure always up to date backup is priceless

Greg

Can’t believe you didn’t mention dropbox. They rock! https://www.dropbox.com/

krisu

Yeah, I don’t kinda trust so much in these services as before, because back in the day when MediaMax was still alive (and somewhat knew) they give 25gb free space and even direct linking was possible. Then they did a dick move and decide that they to make “new service” and old MediaMax users must come as premium members to use service again. And what was bullshit is that you can’t even download your files back anymore for free, you must have to be premium member. And didn’t even warn about anything of this before.

And few weeks later, “new service” of MediaMax was shut down. Totally right to them I say. I was little stupid back then to trust so much to that service, fortunately those files wasn’t so important to me anyways.

And yeah, Dropbox rocks. Only filehosting service that I use mostly.

Andy

Skydrive is using webdav, a protocol supported by Windows Explorer directly and by Total Commander via plugin. So you can actually access from Explorer using the steps in this article: http://www.mikeplate.com/how-t
I have found however that Windows is very slow, so I use the webdav address and and TC. Not as fast as Dropbox, but excellent space quota

Diii

I loved this article it was so helpful to me.Well to me i use an online backup called http://www.safecopybackup.com
It is so cheap and affordable.

Greg

This happened to me.

Mediafire has one problem that you may not be aware of. If you do not access it for 3??? months, they delete all your stuff. Your account is still active, but everything is gone.

Greg

This happened to me.

Mediafire has one problem that you may not be aware of. If you do not access it for 3??? months, they delete all your stuff. Your account is still active, but everything is gone.

me

I use dropbox.com

me

I use dropbox.com

Pokemon17007

Mediafire.com. very nice with unlimited store. and high speed download. best to use medaifire for file sharing.
homyo sounds great with media streaming. I will check it out.

Pokemon17007

Mediafire.com. very nice with unlimited store. and high speed download. best to use medaifire for file sharing.
homyo sounds great with media streaming. I will check it out.

Nalk7

While it is not 10Gb but merely 2Gb dropbox is okay. It comes with synced folders. You just install and drop your file in these folders and they are immediately upon log in uploaded.

They have public folders and shared folders as well as private ones and a refferal program that will get you a little more space.

https://www.dropbox.com/

And you can access your files from any computer. You dont have to do the install to log in.

Nalk7

While it is not 10Gb but merely 2Gb dropbox is okay. It comes with synced folders. You just install and drop your file in these folders and they are immediately upon log in uploaded.

They have public folders and shared folders as well as private ones and a refferal program that will get you a little more space.

https://www.dropbox.com/

And you can access your files from any computer. You dont have to do the install to log in.

WILLEMIJNS

the list of competitors is on http://www.willemijns.com/back

Meckydavid

Well 10GB for free that is awesome but i have never come across any site most links offer either 2GB or 5GB free.Well i love safecopy online backup because they are cheap because for 200GB of space one pays only 50bucks and with a free unlimited 5GB trial version.

Winnie

Safecopybackup.200GB for 50bucks a year and 5GB unlimited free trial version.

Daniel G Dawson

I have a single zip file to upload that is 6.5 GB in size. Which one of these sites can upload a single file of this size. I have tried several with supposedly 10 GB and they don’t work or they stop at on 1 GB. Thanks in advance for the help/suggestions.

Jacky

The cloud has become a lot more powerful. It is far more than just storage or backup. Not only you can backup files to the cloud, you can also move your entire file server, FTP server, email server, web server and backup system to the cloud. You can create sub-users and sub-groups; you can set different user roles; share different folders to different users with different permissions. For a small business, Cloud-based storage, backup, sharing and Cloud IT Solution can save you a lot of cost, while offering better, more secure and reliable services that can be accessed from anywhere. DriveHQ.com is one of the first few companies offering such cloud based services. For more info, please visit:
http://www.drivehq.com/

Jacky

The cloud has become a lot more powerful. It is far more than just storage or backup. Not only you can backup files to the cloud, you can also move your entire file server, FTP server, email server, web server and backup system to the cloud. You can create sub-users and sub-groups; you can set different user roles; share different folders to different users with different permissions. For a small business, Cloud-based storage, backup, sharing and Cloud IT Solution can save you a lot of cost, while offering better, more secure and reliable services that can be accessed from anywhere. DriveHQ.com is one of the first few companies offering such cloud based services. For more info, please visit:
http://www.drivehq.com/

DreamTick Interactiv

I tried an online storage plan from fdCanada ( http://fdcanada.ca/en/online-storage/ ). Its working very well, I can share videos and works with customers. Its very simple to use and transfer rate is good.

DreamTick Interactiv

I tried an online storage plan from fdCanada ( http://fdcanada.ca/en/online-s… ). Its working very well, I can share videos and works with customers. Its very simple to use and transfer rate is good.

Jono

Anonymous

I mainly use http://www.4shared.com/
It’s very good. You get free 10gb storage (15gb if you verify your email address) and file size limit is 200mb. You can make your uploaded files public or private (all uploaded files are private by default.) You can search for other users’ files which are made public and you can preview music/video/picture files. You can even add others’ public files to your account.
It’s a cool service, check it out.

gorskiegangsta

I mainly use http://www.4shared.com/
It’s very good. You get free 10gb storage (15gb if you verify your email address) and file size limit is 200mb. You can make your uploaded files public or private (all uploaded files are private by default.) You can search for other users’ files which are made public and you can preview music/video/picture files. You can even add others’ public files to your account.
It’s a cool service, check it out.

Hlander

GET AN EXTERNAL DRIVE YOU PEOPLE ! FASTER ACCESS AND THEY ARE SO SMALL AND FAST NOWADAYS CANT BEAT PRIVACY

Gantt

The Best is Syncplicity

Vinci

http://www.safecopybackup.com
a free unlimited 3GB trial version and once one joins the face book fan page then the 3GB is upgraged to 5GB unlimited trial version.

Vinci

http://www.safecopybackup.com
a free unlimited 3GB trial version and once one joins the face book fan page then the 3GB is upgraged to 5GB unlimited trial version.