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The regular price for 1TB of MediaFire storage is normally $5, but for a “limited time”, you can sign up for the 1TB plan for $2.50. Your move Google!

It’s getting crazy in the cloud storage business. No sooner did Google Drive announce rock-bottom prices Google Starts Encrypting Search, Slashes Storage Prices For Google Drive Google Starts Encrypting Search, Slashes Storage Prices For Google Drive There's big news coming out of Mountain View as Google gears up to take on the governments as well as rival online storage companies like Dropbox. Read More for their cloud storage options, than MediaFire has come along and announced that they too are having a sale and everything must go!

In a press release, MediaFire also announced several other new features, which they hope will tempt you away from the other major players :

  • Both free and paid users can upload individual files up to 20GB in size (when using native 64 bit browsers such as Firefox). This is a big feature when you consider that both Dropbox and Google Drive have filesize limits of 10GB.
  • They have released a major update to MediaFire Desktop. The latest update brings MediaFire Desktop out of Beta, “squashing bugs and delivering major speed upgrades and stability fixes”.
  • iPad and Android devices will be available soon, and will introduce lots of new features, including automatic photo syncing directly from your Android device.

MediaFire claims to have 37 million registered users, as well as 150 million people downloading files every month. And in case you’re wondering how they can afford to give away 1TB for $2.50, MediaFire’s official response to that is :

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Let us know if you decide to take advantage of the special offer. Have your experiences with MediaFire been positive?

  1. dydyt
    April 12, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I like MediaFire, but server speed suck ass ;(

  2. SDavies
    April 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I also am getting the blank popup.
    What's up with that? Can't log in.
    I wanted to go in and delete my double post.
    And I second the request for email notification.
    Thanks.

  3. Don Gateley
    April 11, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Please add the ability to get email notification on story comments, especially questions and replies. It's pretty pointless to ask questions if you have to keep a browser tab open for everything you might want to follow and scan them for answers to questions you might have asked or see replys to things you have said. Nearly all news sites support notification now. Why not MakeUseOf? The lack seriously limits the utility of this site.

    Also when I try to login (wherein might lie the solution) I get a blank grey popup, what's up with that?

  4. SDavies
    April 11, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Could someone please answer this question for me?
    Is it possible to have files stored on these "cloud" servers and access them, by downloading or whatever, without the files taking up space on your computer hard drive also?
    (The ones being stored, not the ones you are currently accessing.)
    I have Dropbox and it seems that anything in my Dropbox account is also taking up space on my device harddrive. I don't see how to get around this.
    For instance, I would like to put my book collection (say, 10GB) in the cloud, and then download one book to read on my Android tablet.
    But if I sync the Android to the cloud it tries to download all 10GB (which I don't have available on my tablet).
    What am I doing wrong?

    • Mark O
      April 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      I don't know about MediaFire, but with Dropbox and Google Drive, you can do what is called "Selective Sync". Go into the options for these cloud services on your computer, and in one of the tabs, you can choose which folders can be downloaded to that particular computer.

      So using your example, make a folder which will be the folder that downloads things to that device. Uncheck everything else, and only have a tick in the download folder you just made. Then Dropbox will only download from that folder. Everything else will stay in the cloud.

  5. SDavies
    April 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Could someone please answer this question for me?
    Is it possible to have files stored on these "cloud" servers and access them, by downloading or whatever, without the files taking up space on your computer hard drive also?
    (The ones being stored, not the ones you are currently accessing.)
    I have Dropbox and it seems that anything in my Dropbox account is also taking up space on my device harddrive. I don't see how to get around this.
    For instance, I would like to put my book collection (say, 10GB) in the cloud, and then download one book to read on my Android tablet.
    But if I sync the Android to the cloud it tries to download all 10GB (which I don't have available on my tablet).
    What am I doing wrong?

  6. Aaron L
    April 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    That's a good offer, but you still have limitation. On Boxshare (http://boxshare.me) i can have illimited storage for 5,5 dollars per month. And they have a new offer for the next 100 people who register a free account on their website, they offer them a premium account for a month.

  7. Diane
    April 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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