Megaupload Gives 50GB Of Free Storage

  • Completely re-built cloud storage service
  • Freebies for potential users
  • 50GB of storage for their files

Megaupload's Mega site goes live on Saturday and it will generously offer a whopping 50GB of free storage.

  • Completely re-built cloud storage service
  • Freebies for potential users
  • 50GB of storage for their files

Megaupload's Mega site goes live on Saturday and it will generously offer a whopping 50GB of free storage.

MegaUpload will be reborn as Kim Dotcom’s new Mega service. The completely re-built cloud storage service is now dangling some neat freebies for potential users. Those who register for a free account on Mega will receive a whopping 50GB of storage for their files.

"#Mega will have very generous limits for free users," founder Kim Dotcom tweeted Thursday. "For example you get 50GB storage for free ;-)"

This is a lot more space than any other service on the web. Popular options like Dropbox and Sugarsync typically offer 2-5GB at no charge, with additional free space offered for referrals. Microsoft provided existing SkyDrive users with a fairly generous 25GB when the service was re-launched prior to the release of Windows 8, but even that is only half what’s Mega is providing. Box.net is really about the only service that’s been this generous, running several promotions in the past for new owners of devices like the BlackBerry PlayBook or HP TouchPad and once to try and lure iOS users away from iCloud.

Dotcom is also excited because he and the EFF are working together to reclaim users’ data. If their efforts are successful, Dotcom says that files will be automatically moved to accounts on the new service for easy retrieval.

Beyond returning the long-lost data, he also wants to bestow premium account status on the new Mega to former MegaUpload premium users. However, Dotcom’s legal people say that’s not possible just yet, but they’re working on it.

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