Difference between Box and MediaFire


The Box was founded in 2005 by Aaron Levie, Dylan Smith, Jeff Queisser and Sam Ghods. Even though it has a file storage system, it is used for both personal and business uses.

  • It offers medium free storage of 10 GB compared to other cloud storage services. It provides unlimited paid storage for business packs.

  • It also allows up to ten users to use an account in the starter pack and an entire organisation in business packs and enterprise packs.

  • One of the additional benefits of Box is that it gives free built-in integrations to Office 365 and GSuite in paid storage.

  • In addition, it has many third-party integrations that help users in many ways.

Unfortunately, it can only work in newer operating systems across Android, MacOS, IOS and Windows.


Mediafire was founded in August 2006 by Derek Labian and Tom Langridge. It is one of the popular cloud storage systems used for personal usage.

  • Similar to Box, it provides free 10 GB storage initially.

  • The specialty of this cloud is that it provides many social and promotional ways to increase the free storage to 50 GB.

  • It is also available in all the operating systems working on almost all the older versions.

  • It doesn't have as many third-party applications as Box, but it does provide the necessary applications like file drop, flash upload, etc.

A drawback of MediaFire is that it has no features to support encryption of files.

Difference between Box and MediaFire

The following table highlights the major differences between Box and MediaFire −

It is used for both personal and commercial purposes.It is used mainly for personal purposes.
It offers free storage of 10 GB and can be expanded to unlimited by paying.It offers 10 GB free storage and can be increased to 50 GB by performing small social and promotional tasks.
It has a simple file storage cloud.It also has a simple file storage cloud.
It has good encryption. So, important files are safe here.It doesn’t have encryption. So, it is better to store ordinary files here.
It has many third-party integrations that helps to do many tasks.It doesn't have many third-party integrations but has simple file handling features suitable for personal use.
It doesn’t have ads for its free account.It has ads for free accounts.
It supports file versioning in paid accounts.It supports file versioning in all types of accounts.
It is not available in older operating systems.It is available in almost all types of operating systems.
It has built-in integrations with Office365 and GSuite.It doesn't have built-in integrations with Office 365 and GSuite.

Updated on: 19-Aug-2021


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