Are you willing to trust Kim Dotcom again? This is a question we ask ourselves today as Mega is released to the public. MegaUpload’s revival brings a completely new philosophy in mind. In comes Mega, a cloud storage service that has turned into a tornado within the first hours of after its launch.
Competitive pricing and privacy have turned Kim’s legacy upside down – from a defeated empire in technology to a rising behemoth. Could it be Google Drive, Dropbox and the like have something to worry about? Well, let’s look at the prices first.
Mega Cloud Storage Pricing Options
We won’t go into too much detail about this, but Mega’s prices destroy the competition. Google Drive’s 2 TB plan goes for $99.99, 5 times the price Dotcom is offering. In comparison, Dropbox’ price for the 500 GB plan costs $49.99 a month. Again, 5 times more expensive than Mega. And by the way, there are no file size limitations.
Sure, there are no apps or computer programs yet, but this product is in its beta stage. Hundreds of thousands of users have signed up in just a few hours. Servers are overloaded. There is definitely a demand for Mega, and all of those apps and features will be coming soon, guys.
There is simply no competition here. No other major cloud storage service offers such prices, or 50 GB of storage for free subscribers. But there is much more you guys are probably worried about. Kim Dotcom’s reputation is to follow him, probably to his grave.
While it is true MegaUpload turned out to be a complete disaster, both for the company and its users, its resurrection is coming in with a completely different mindset. Based on what we can see (please take into account we are no lawyers), there is no reason why Mega should be more illegal than Google Drive, Dropbox or Box.
All files are encrypted during the uploading process and they can only be shared via a link (sounds familiar?). Files will be readily available only to those you give access to. Mega is, in essence, pretty much another cloud storage service. Except with killer prices.
Mega simply gives you the space. It is yours. If copyrighted materials are somehow pirated, responsibility will fall under the host (but even that is hard to come by, as files are encrypted). This one is really looking to be a winner.
Anybody can now sign up and beta test Mega for free at mega.co.nz/#start. But we would like to know how you guys feel about this. Do you trust Kim Dotcom with your files after what happened a year ago? Do you think this is a great way for Kim Dotcom to take his empire back? Let us know!
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