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Topic # 113497 18-Jan-2013 17:06 Send private message

So it looks like Kim Dotcom is launching his Mega website this Sunday night at 8:30pm with a very generous limit of 50GB free cloud storage space to use! Link is below..

Kim Dotcom reveals Mega will offer 50GB of free storage, hopes to offer Megaupload data transfer

So I guess this is a pretty generous limit on free cloud storage given that Dropbox offers 2GB free, Google Drive 5GB and Skydrive 7GB.

Anyone gonna take the offer and join up when available? I know I am! Laughing




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  Reply # 746995 18-Jan-2013 17:10 Send private message

I'd be constantly worried that it will be taken down maliciously by certain parties...

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  Reply # 746998 18-Jan-2013 17:12 Send private message

I'll give it a go. I wonder if any of the servers are located in NZ - local cloud storage would be amazing.

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  Reply # 746999 18-Jan-2013 17:16 Send private message

gehenna: I'll give it a go. I wonder if any of the servers are located in NZ - local cloud storage would be amazing.


Now that would be a plus.

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  Reply # 747000 18-Jan-2013 17:16 Send private message

gehenna: I'll give it a go. I wonder if any of the servers are located in NZ - local cloud storage would be amazing.


i bet the hosting is *not* in the US ;P




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  Reply # 747001 18-Jan-2013 17:18 Send private message

ubergeeknz: I'd be constantly worried that it will be taken down maliciously by certain parties...


They do quote it has 2048-bit RES encryption keys and that only the end user would know their own passwords.




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  Reply # 747002 18-Jan-2013 17:18 Send private message

sonyxperiageek:
ubergeeknz: I'd be constantly worried that it will be taken down maliciously by certain parties...


They do quote it has 2048-bit RES encryption keys that only the end user would know.


That doesn't stop it being shut down.

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  Reply # 747005 18-Jan-2013 17:20 Send private message

gehenna: I'll give it a go. I wonder if any of the servers are located in NZ - local cloud storage would be amazing.


Local might be good for speed, not for caps. I just got my first over notice of the month:



But do you know where are these servers located?




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  Reply # 747008 18-Jan-2013 17:20 Send private message

sonyxperiageek:
ubergeeknz: I'd be constantly worried that it will be taken down maliciously by certain parties...


They do quote it has 2048-bit RES encryption keys and that only the end user would know their own passwords.


Sure, but this doesn't mean the service can't disappear with your files...








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  Reply # 747009 18-Jan-2013 17:21 Send private message

ubergeeknz:
sonyxperiageek:
ubergeeknz: I'd be constantly worried that it will be taken down maliciously by certain parties...


They do quote it has 2048-bit RES encryption keys that only the end user would know.


That doesn't stop it being shut down.


That's true but they (certain parties) would probably have to dig even further to be able to find illegal activities/ stuff in there.




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  Reply # 747010 18-Jan-2013 17:21 Send private message

I dunno, I think I'll be okay with my 1000GB cap ;)



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  Reply # 747012 18-Jan-2013 17:22 Send private message

freitasm:
gehenna: I'll give it a go. I wonder if any of the servers are located in NZ - local cloud storage would be amazing.


Local might be good for speed, not for caps. I just got my first over notice of the month:



But do you know where are these servers located?


What's your monthly cap?

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  Reply # 747026 18-Jan-2013 17:31 Send private message

I see that Mediaworks have pulled all Mega's advertizing due to pressure from the usual suspects.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10859784




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  Reply # 747030 18-Jan-2013 17:34 Send private message

sonyxperiageek: What's your monthly cap?


120 GB...








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  Reply # 747035 18-Jan-2013 17:40 Send private message

freitasm:
sonyxperiageek: What's your monthly cap?


120 GB...


And that's enough for you to get through in a month?




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  Reply # 747036 18-Jan-2013 17:40 Send private message

freitasm:
sonyxperiageek:
ubergeeknz: I'd be constantly worried that it will be taken down maliciously by certain parties...


They do quote it has 2048-bit RES encryption keys and that only the end user would know their own passwords.


Sure, but this doesn't mean the service can't disappear with your files...




This is true of absolutely ANY cloud based system or service where another provides something for you. One of the MANY reasons that I don't recommend "cloud" (God I HATE that term) for anyone. 

The risk related to this site, is that he has such a huge target on his back now, any service he provides is going to be constantly scrutinized. 

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