What’s the Best Free Cloud Storage For You?

Storing your data on cloud means having access to all your music, documents, photos and files on all your devices.. Now with the internet being ubiquitous, there is no reason why you shouldn’t have access to your data everywhere.

While there are number of cloud storage services that provides free storage to its users, it’s hard to decide which one to pick. Most of the people look for the amount of free storage while choosing the service to park their data while ignoring the other aspects of the service.

But they are just as important. Questions you need to ask while choosing a cloud storage provider are: Does it offer clients for all major platforms? Is my data secure? What is the maximum file size limit? How much will I have to pay for the premium package?

Keeping all these things in our minds, we’ve rounded up best cloud storage services that will keep your digital assets within your reach at no cost.

cloud-services-comparedIf you’re one of those people who keeps up filling their hard drives, Tencent is probably the best option for you. Keep in mind that only the PC client of Tencent is available in English and you may have to struggle using their mobile apps. 10TB storage is worth the hassle though.

Aside from Tencent, Mega is the second best option. The there are the usual suspects like Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive and Box.

So which storage is the best? Should we have included some other services? Let us know in the comments below!


  • Ali

    I think high storage space in Pakistan are useless since upload speed is damn slow to fill big storage with data.

    • Muhammad Yasir

      point.

      surprised no one else pointed this out !

    • Turn on the upload when you leave the office and it will be done uploading when you come back the next morning :)

      • Muhammed Ovais Alam

        Along with a warning from IT department to limit your internet usage.

        • ..or to find out your access has already been blocked automatically.
          Hehehe!

          • Muhammed Ovais Alam

            Unless you are smart enough to hack into the system, give yourself admin access, install proxy changer (internal), remove admin access etc ;)

            • I have done something better. Hacked into the Firewall, white-listed my devices directly via hard-coded PHP code so it won’t ever show up in the database or bandwidth abusers graphs/list. How about that? :)

              • nabeel

                just your fantasy!

              • Muhammed Ovais Alam

                Used PHP :)
                And you did all this while the IT guys are out for lunch.

                • No, there were right there at their seats. What are you trying to say?

                  • Muhammed Ovais Alam

                    You did that right in front of their eyes? or they were hypnotized before you hacked the system?

                    • You can access firewall from anywhere within the LAN, don’t need to go to their seat, use their laptop, in their presence, use their creds to get it. You know that right? It’s called exploiting the known vulnerabilities. It’s easy then most people imagine.

                    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

                      I know that but the IT department is using a system where any attempt to hack the system will trigger an alarm.

                    • This is again a misconception especially when you’re dealing with a desi IT team. They’re always too busy keeping their systems up and running that they don’t have any time for Continuous Security Monitoring. Besides, it’s not their job to keep the systems secure. In 80% of my encounters with local companies, they don’t even have and IDS/IPS or a SIEM, let alone the dedicated team of Security Analysts. How do you expect them to know what’s lurking around their network?

                      Plus when someone knows his stuff to an extent that he can get into the FW and modify its source code, you can safely assume that he can bypass the alarms as well.

                    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

                      Let’s hire some security ‘walay’ into the IT department to find out that you’re abusing the traffic.

                    • Guess what! I am a security wala. (=

                    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

                      Let’s hire Satoshi then.

  • Arsalan Ali

    clouldDotmailDotru.
    1TB free storage..

    • Taha Najam

      Yeah, no thanks. Russian websites are shady.

      • Muhammad Yasir

        lol

        not to mention KGB :D

      • TMark1

        So are Pakistani ones…

        • Taha Najam

          There are no Pakistani ones.

          • TMark1

            I was referring to Pakistani “websites” in general. But I was just joking .. so don’t declare a Jihad on me! LOL

            • Taha Najam

              Don’t be so overdramatic, Billo.

              • TMark1

                “Over dramatic”? LOL What part of “joking” are you struggling to comprehend? I’m heading over to ProIndian … they have a sense of humour .. LOL :)

  • Ahmad

    I use pcloud 20 GB free. Their pc and android apps have been working flawlessly for me. Before this I used Mega and Yandix,I find pcloud better than both of these.

  • Zohaib Jahan

    Except first two, I use all other mentioned above.
    Unfortunately “Copy”, great cloud storage, is closed now

  • Taha Najam

    The first two choices are risky. Tencent being Chinese, you have no idea when they might block their service outside PRC, just like netease, taking all your data along with them. Mega, being the brainchild of the founder of Megaupload, which was taken down by FBI, is also under constant surveillance according to the founder himself.

    • I second.

    • iBzOtaku

      A lot of good stuff still gets uploaded to mega. Just don’t put your personal data up there.

  • Mansoor

    Please get your facts right, the storage has been revised to 1TB from 10TB

  • faaria

    Maximum file size on Google drive is 5TB? how is that possible if google provides 1TB storage maximum?

  • Jahan Zeb Iqbal

    I have translated apk of tencent in english. if someone needs it please email me [email protected]

    • Muhammad Yasir

      OR you can be more famous and post it on Appstore ?

      • Jahan Zeb Iqbal

        I have not build the apk so it is not my work

    • Potato

      Try uploading it somewhere.

      • TMark1

        Like a cloud drive? LOL

  • عدیل مشتاق

    I am using one drive free 30 gb cloud ☁ storage.

    • faaria

      that is going to be 5gb soon

      • عدیل مشتاق

        No i have still 30 gb OneDrive storage.

        • faaria

          I have 30 gb too. but when i go on one drive website and go to storage management (by clicking where it says xxGB used out of 30 GB) it says extra 25 GB will expire in November

  • Mediafire for life!
    50 GB (upto 100 GB on referrals), no stupid captchas, no ads, no bullshit.

  • Muhammad Aitezaz

    Simply not a PTCL thing…

  • Oralover Odeveloper

    Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are more reliable services and +point is these will not block by government ( imo ), so, i will be mentally peaceful using these cloud storage services.

    • Xahid

      OneDrive? Seriously, which just deprecated the storage from 20GB to 5GB. OneDrive from Microsoft is not Trustworthy.

      • Oralover Odeveloper

        it is their business and they offer us it FREE, what Banks were offer here (interest rate) and they reduced so no bank is Trustworthy? but people are trust on them and deposits huge amount for their Interest.

  • Farrukh Javaid

    Any recommendation to store/host Pirated content ?

  • Rawal Baig

    I use Windows VPSs rather than these bullshits. Although I have a university email that offers unlimited Google Drive space with individual files up to 5TB. I directly upload files from VPS to my drive.

  • zaighum sohail

    Why you have not mentioned Media Fire. It is also a very famous cloud storage.